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USMNT vs. Belize (SBI Live Match Commentary)

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 By IVES GALARCEP

The U.S. Men’s National Team begins their chase for their first CONCACAF Gold Cup title in six years when they kick off their tournament in Portland against Belize at Jeld-Wen Field (11pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

The Americans enter the tournament as the favorite, and are the giants of Group C, expected to top a group that also includes Costa Rica and Cuba.

Standing in the way tonight is an underdog Belize team that will look to try and become the latest team to pull off a Gold Cup upset in a tournament that has had its share of surprises so far.

SBI will be providing live commentary, including updates from Portland, so please feel free to join us for all the action. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (SBI Live Commentary is after the jump):

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  1. Somehow I had forgotten just how awful the vast majority of Concacaf’s referees are. I worry about Stu-pot’s freshly reconstructed legs in games like these, but sweet sassy molassey I love seeing a goal to his name.

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  2. I know they are not saying the Shea made a mistake to leave for Stoke… he played in two games his first 4 months in the Prem… pretty much what Dempsey did as well…

    Shea will be a starter for Stoke by October… if not sooner.

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  3. Has fox soccer now just lost the plot completely? Why are they bringing in this Dr. Jack guy to talk over the game. I almost wish this was on Bein instead.

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  4. Gorgeous knockdown by Donovan, simple finish Stu…

    From now on… the the central midfield shall be called the Disco Stu reMix… no pass me another Corona!!

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  5. What a difference no Beckerman makes! Holden with the easy slot in. Luckily, the play still worked out after Corona took about 10 touches too many on the wing before crossing.

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  6. Isnt it amazing how much better we look with Beckerman out? Everybody is moving off the ball and we’re getting shots.

    Make a friggin note on yur pad on this Vasquez

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  7. Even down two goals Belize, has almost no interest in getting numbers up field…it’s all about damage control…makes for a very funky game. I’ve seen enough of Parkhurst to know I don’t want to see any more Parkhurst for a long time. Hopefully we see Beltran at some point. Very happy for Wondo, it may not mean as much going forward considering the opponent, but he’s making good runs and finishing balls he should be finishing.

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  8. Is it just me or is Corona moving and passing in slow motion. Nothing he does has any sense of urgency, except when it comes to turning the ball over.

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  9. Gold Cup Failures:
    1. The nation with more stadia than any other on Earth is playing on turf (sorry, I love you PDX but still)
    2. We have a player with a hat trick AND his name misspelled on the jersey
    3. We are playing a team from a country with a smaller population than some frat parties. (sorry Belize, I love you too).

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  10. So happy Belize scored!! I hope we score another. Once in a lifetime mommas happy and laughing these commentators on Univision rock!

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    • I think everyone is watching on Univision, hehe. Please don’t score again. =(
      I wanna feel this defense isn’t super terrible just bad.

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  11. This is such a frustrating 3-1 lead.

    One, Belize scored an unmarked header. Inexcusable.

    Two, Wondo has a hat trick and Beckerman is on the field. Two guys that I would be terribly disappointed if they made next summer’s 23 are beating up a minnow of CONCACAF in a performance I hope will not change JK’s perception of their standing in the pool. In fact, these 2 guys are akin to Bob Bradley’s persistence on using Ricardo Clark, which scares me even more. Please just leave these guys in the states… there’s more promising players in the pool that would do much more in Brazil next summer.

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      • Fair enough, but do you want him in the 23 next summer with a possibility that he sees some playing time?

      • Why ther hate for Wondo? All he has done is lead MLS in scoring over 3 seasons, a feat no one else has accomplished, he did it with a near last place team and with a team that wo the supporters shield. He now has 4 goals in international play, 23 more than Donavon scored from the run of play. The US could do a lot worse.

  12. the good – Donovan, Wondo, Torres, Mix, Parkhurst

    The bad – Beckerman, Corona, Fiscal

    OK – Goodson,

    Get Beckerman OUT

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      • He did get caught on the goal, but then got right back down the flank and put a ball on Wondo’s head perfectly. He has been much better at getting forward than in the past.

      • And Beckerman assisted on the second…Not a huge Beckerman supporter but you gotta give credit where credit is due on the assist at least

      • Forgot about the moderation absurity with -ss words. You’d think @ssist wouldn’t get moderated on a soccer website.

        And Beckerman @ssisted on the secondÔÇŽNot a huge Beckerman supporter but you gotta give credit where credit is due on the @ssist at least

      • Good point.

        Likewise, Corona is creating a fair amount out there.

        But it’s tough to tell against a semi-pro club team.

    • Dude…you must have missed a good deal of that first half. Parkhurst has been as bad as Beckerman, and Goodson may have been about an ounce better. The entire defense looked suspect under any pressure….so suspect they decided not to mark a player in the box on a set kick. Never mind that Goodson is 6 foot whatever, the Belize player didn’t even have to jump. Don’t we have some fast 14 year old that can play defense because I don’t want to see 3 of the back 4 get another cap. Only good player is the one practically playing out of position…..and he is like 5’8″ and 100 lbs soaking wet!

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      • So saying Parkhurst was “GOOD” and saying “Beckerman must GO” are equal?!?! If you call out Beckerman, you gotta call out Parkhurst. And yes, Goodson was at least covering someone on the set piece.

      • BTW, I’m not thrilled about Beckerman but I don’t get the hate, especially when people (like the ones you pointed out) are playing just as bad….if not worse…..

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