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CONCACAF Gold Cup Matchday Five (Group B): Your Running Commentary


Group B favorites Jamaica and Honduras each face one more test before their group-stage showdown, and both could use victories Friday night to feel a bit more secure ahead of that final bout.

Group-leading Jamaica takes on Guatemala (7 p.m., Telefutura) fresh off a 4-0 pasting of Grenada in its tournament opener. Guatemala played Honduras to a scoreless draw despite being reduced to nine men in their match and will be looking to MLS weapons Marco Pappa and Carlos Ruiz to net a positive result.

Honduras and Grenada cap off the night at Florida International University Stadium in Miami with their match (9 p.m., Galavision), as Los Catrachos look to avoid the upset by putting the Spice Boys in a deep hole.

If you will be watching any of the night's Gold Cup action, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the games.


  1. Especially when Grenada had completely given up by the 70th minute. Running up the score on defenders who were barely jogging by that point may have been necessary (given that Guatemala would play Grenada next), but there’s no need to celebrate like that.

  2. Come on Honduras, when you score in stoppage time to make the score 7-1, there is no reason to remove your shirt in celebration.

  3. Richards has really improved in the past couple years….He is the creative force for Jamaica…and the Red Bulls haven’t had the same offense without him.

  4. 1-0 Jamaica in the 65th, and in the 70th Guatemala receives their third red card of the tournament (like the previous two, it was for a second yellow) for a foul on Dane Richards. Very soft… Richards rather dove there.

  5. Looks like Guatemala’s Carlos Figueroa just broke his wrist or dislocated his elbow. Went up for a 50-50 ball, fell badly. Went off on a stretcher and was immediately replaced.

  6. I think it’s just you; personally I think this is the most interesting group because almost anyone can get out of it. The talent is a lot more equal than in groups A and C. Jamaica and Honduras I would say are about on equal footing and Guatemala isn’t a huge drop off in quality. Grenada is out of its depth, but not to the extent that it would be if it were facing Mexico or the US.


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