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USA vs. Guadeloupe: The Pre-Game Tailgate

It's a win or else scenario for the U.S. men's national team tonight in CONCACAF Gold Cup action as the Americans take on Guadeloupe needing a victory to avoid an embarrassing tournament exit, or a brutal quarterfinal match-up against Mexico.

The United States needs a win or a draw tonight at Livestrong Sporting Park (9 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel/Telefutura) to secure passage into the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Here's a list of all of the scenarios in play tonight, involving both the Panama-Canada and U.S. Guadeloupe matches.

Here is my Fox Soccer preview of the match. Feel free to give it a read as you prepare for tonight's match.

SBI will be providing live commentary before the USA-Guadeloupe match, including coverage of the big Canada-Panama Group C tilt, so feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Live commentary is after the jump):



  1. This is an elimination game. Why would we play a new formation? Of couse we’d play 4-4-2. Every other formation we have ever played has been awful. We aren’t going to experiment during an elimination match.

    Wondo? Really? I don’t get it. You miss a wide open goal and get rewarded with a start?

    I would have rather seen Deuce up top w jozy and a fresh legged agudelo at 70 with Bedoya at lw.

    Not crazy about this but we will see very soon.

  2. What does Edu bring to the team that Jones doesn’t? In my opinion nothing. In fact, I think Jones is a better player at this stage, at least as far as the USMNT is concerned.

    I think Edu is a good player, but if I am choosing between Jones & Edu, I think Jones is the better pick.

    Even if Wondolowski scores tonight, he’s a wasted roster spot. There’s a long list of players who should be here instead of him. It’s like having Casey Conor on the roster again. Different style player, same result. He isn’t international caliber.

    If – and this is a big if – we play Mexico in this tournament, any advantage we may have had roster and depth-wise because of their suspensions has been neutralized by Bradley’s poor roster selections and the Panama debacle. We may as well have a roster of 18 with the selections of Wondo, Adu, Rogers, & Bornstein, In fact, even the less mobile Oneywu doesn’t bring much to the table right now.

  3. Does anyone know where you can watch on the stream, because then you can just use a proxy. UK proxy is blocked by the way.

  4. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

    better yet in US soccer:

    Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed where as Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.”

  5. Bradley sucks, he has no idea of football tactics or set ups, he thinks he has experience and he always fails to lead on the right situations.

  6. I am region blocked for the concacaf tv, anyone have any other stream suggestions, dont have FSC at college.

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