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Old Jun 16, 2017, 07:29 AM   #1
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confederations cup starts tomorrow!

Group A:
- Russia
- New Zealand
- Portugal
- Mexico

Group B:
- Cameroon
- Chile
- Australia
- Germany

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Old Jun 16, 2017, 09:20 PM   #2
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Coverage begins tomorrow with Russia vs. New Zealand on FS1. Kickoff is set for 10:00 AM CT.

The tournament will air on the networks of FOX with most of the group stage matches airing on FS1 (Cameroon-Chile match on Sunday will air on FS2 with two of final group stage matches set to air on FOX next weekend).
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Old Jun 16, 2017, 11:06 PM   #3
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Semis:
Portugal vs Germany
Chili vs Mexico

Finals: Chile vs Portugal

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Old Jun 17, 2017, 11:05 AM   #4
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Russia 2:0 New Zealand
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Old Jun 18, 2017, 11:40 AM   #5
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Portugal 2:2 Mexico

Crazy finish with each side scoring goals late.
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Old Jun 18, 2017, 01:58 PM   #6
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Cameroon 0:2 Chile

Video replay played a key role in this match.
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Old Jun 19, 2017, 11:09 AM   #7
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die mannschaft run out as 3:2 winners over the socceroos despite fielding a very young and inexperienced team.

smart move by joachim low to test out younger players against experienced international teams. they've got a lot of talent there.

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Old Jun 21, 2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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Russia 0:1 Portugal
Mexico 2:1 New Zealand
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Old Jun 22, 2017, 07:41 AM   #9
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some days i wonder what modern football will look like without CR and LM

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Old Jun 22, 2017, 09:07 PM   #10
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Cameroon 1:1 Australia
Germany 1:1 Chile
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Old Jun 24, 2017, 10:53 AM   #11
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Mexico 2:1 Russia
New Zealand 0:4 Portugal

Portugal and Mexico advance to the semifinals.
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Old Jun 24, 2017, 07:05 PM   #12
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Mexico 2:1 Russia
New Zealand 0:4 Portugal

Portugal and Mexico advance to the semifinals.


no surprise there


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Old Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 AM   #13
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Germany 3:1 Cameroon
Chile 1:1 Australia

Germany and Chile advance to the semifinals.
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Old Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 AM   #14
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Here are your semifinal match-ups:

Portugal vs. Chile
Germany vs. Mexico

Semifinals begin Wednesday.
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Old Jun 25, 2017, 03:36 PM   #15
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U.S. roster for the Gold Cup has been announced and it is a very MLS heavy roster (16 of the 23 players):
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Old Jun 25, 2017, 05:59 PM   #16
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How 'bout them Fire? Double Wooden Spoon to MLS Cup?
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Old Jun 25, 2017, 10:06 PM   #17
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I like that it is 23 guys with something to prove. Not one guy on this roster would be in the starting XI if the World Cup was this summer. I just wish there were more youth players from Europe on it. IMO there isn't much need for old MLS guys in the Gold Cup. You already know what they are capable of. Give more youth a chance and they might surprise or at the minimum they will earn valuable experience.

The 2 biggest things to watch for IMO.....

-Kenny Saief. He choose the USA over Israel and this is the first time he will be back in the US since he was 3 years old. He plays for Gent who was in the UCL and Europa last year (they beat Spurs 3-2 on aggregate) and he is one of their best players. I've never watched him play before so I am very excited. He can play left back and left wing similar to Fabian Johnson. My hope is he plays well in the Gold Cup and him and Fabian control the left in Russia next summer.

-Acosta and Roldan in midfield. These 2 are expected to be paired up in central midfield. Both are only 21 years old and hopefully this a good step towards getting rid of the aging Bradley and Jones midfield.

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Old Jun 26, 2017, 06:50 AM   #18
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I like that it is 23 guys with something to prove. Not one guy on this roster would be in the starting XI if the World Cup was this summer. I just wish there were more youth players from Europe on it. IMO there isn't much need for old MLS guys in the Gold Cup. You already know what they are capable of. Give more youth a chance and they might surprise or at the minimum they will earn valuable experience.

The 2 biggest things to watch for IMO.....

-Kenny Saief. He choose the USA over Israel and this is the first time he will be back in the US since he was 3 years old. He plays for Gent who was in the UCL and Europa last year (they beat Spurs 3-2 on aggregate) and he is one of their best players. I've never watched him play before so I am very excited. He can play left back and left wing similar to Fabian Johnson. My hope is he plays well in the Gold Cup and him and Fabian control the left in Russia next summer.

-Acosta and Roldan in midfield. These 2 are expected to be paired up in central midfield. Both are only 21 years old and hopefully this a good step towards getting rid of the aging Bradley and Jones midfield.
i think it's smart. it's a great way to start transitioning more of the next generation into the first team by testing them against more experienced international teams.

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Old Jul 6, 2017, 09:07 PM   #19
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2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup starts tomorrow. Here are the groups:

Group A
Honduras
Costa Rica
French Guiana
Canada

Group B
USA
Panama
Martinique
Nicaragua

Group C
Mexico
El Salvador
Curacao
Jamaica

Tournament begins tomorrow night with Group A matches of French Guiana-Canada and Honduras-Costa Rica taking place at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.

Here's the schedule of when and where the USA matches will be occurring (all times Central):

July 8, 3:30 PM, FOX: vs. Panama (Nissan Stadium, Nashville)
July 12, 8:00 PM, FS1: vs. Martinique (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa)
July 15, 6:00 PM, FXX: vs. Nicaragua (FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland)
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Old Jul 7, 2017, 09:31 PM   #20
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French Guiana 2:4 Canada
Honduras 0:1 Costa Rica
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Old Jul 8, 2017, 09:20 AM   #21
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I like how McCarty and Dwyer played against Ghana and interested to see Agudelo. He is running out of chances. I think Acosta has bright future as well
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Old Jul 8, 2017, 10:26 AM   #22
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I like how McCarty and Dwyer played against Ghana and interested to see Agudelo. He is running out of chances. I think Acosta has bright future as well
McCarty and Acosta played center mid very well. Additionally, Acosta is dangerous with free kicks. Dwyer was menacing all match. Should be a good test today.
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Old Jul 9, 2017, 09:59 AM   #23
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USA 1:1 Panama
Martinique 2:0 Nicaragua

The U.S. match was nothing spectacular. Just kind of there. Dwyer scored the lone goal in the 2nd half for the U.S.
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Old Jul 9, 2017, 07:06 PM   #24
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Curacao 0:2 Jamaica
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Old Jul 9, 2017, 09:33 PM   #25
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Mexico 3:1 El Salvador
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