Concacaf Gold Cup

Highlights: USA Ties Panama, On To Gold Cup Quarterfinals

The USMNT tied Panama 1-1 in the last match of the Gold Cup group stage. The U.S. had already wrapped up the group, having won their two previous games, so there wasn't really any pressure on them.

Blas Perez scored for Panama in the 34th minute and Michael Bradley scored for the U.S. in the 55th minute.

USA center back John Brooks received a yellow card, his second of the tournament, which means he will miss Saturday's quarterfinal contest.

Mexico Ties Guatemala In The Gold Cup

In a game that left many disappointed, Mexico struggled to a 0-0 draw with Guatemala, a team Mexico were expected to beat easily, and a team that was down to 10 men for the final 15-ish minutes.

Mexico's Andres Guardado was named man of the match, but had a close-range volley saved that would have put Mexico ahead.

Guatemala's Jose Contreras was shown a second yellow in the 76th minute, forcing Guatemala to go down a man.

Mexico couldn't finish, shooting 19 times and controlling about 80 percent of the possession but still failing to find the net. 

A Tale of Two Halves Sees The USA Beat Haiti 1-0

The United States Men’s National Team was always supposed to beat Haiti, the 79th ranked nation in the world. They should have beat Haiti like they should have beat Honduras, except even more so. 

So when Friday night’s match in Foxborough, Massachusetts finished 1-0, it was hard to not feel a little let down. The result was a mediocrity, but luckily for us, the result was not the only thing that mattered. 

Highlights: Mexico Demolishes Cuba In The Gold Cup

It's actually sort of a slight on Mexico that they didn't beat Cuba by more last night.

El Tri had 44 shots on the night, but only sic of those went in. 

Oribe Peralta had a hat trick for Mexico, with Carlos Vela, Andres Guardado and Giovani dos Santos also scoring.

Cuba was down to 16 players after six players (plus the manager) were held up in Cuba and one defected after arriving in the United States. 

Cuba's Gold Cup Squad Only Has 16 Players Right Now

Poor Cuba. This always happens to them when they come to the U.S. Perhaps they thought it would be different now that relations between them and the U.S. are on the up and up, their players wouldn't defect during the tournament.

A delusion, if you ask me. 

According to NBC Soccer, six Cuban players and head coach Raul Gonzalez are waiting for some VISA issues to clear up, and therefore will not be available for tonight's game against Mexico. 

The USMNT Shows Its Flaws Against Honduras. Still Wins.

You missed it, didn’t you? You missed CONCACAF soccer. Nothing makes you appreciate the quality of soccer around the world like the lack of it in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. That might seem harsh, but  after seeing the USA play poorly in its most difficult group game and still win, there can be no doubt that it is the truth. 

Gold Cup Preview: USMNT Roster

With the Gold Cup fast approaching, the 23-man roster for the USMNT has been set.  

After a recent run of good form, beating the Netherlands and reigning World Cup winners Germany, anything less than a win would be a disappointment for the USA.

2015 Gold Cup Group Stage Preview: How To Watch The Opening Round

America is on one of their biggest soccer highs ever after watching its women take home the World Cup from Canada 2015, and now hopefully that momentum is being shifted over to the men as they prepare to take on Honduras in the Gold Cup opener. 

The tournament lasts from July 7th to July 26th, with the group stage taking place over eight days in which each nation will play three games. The USA have an emphatic 28-1-2 record since the inaugural match in 1991, and look to extend that record even further in order to become the team to fear in July. 

Chicharito Breaks Collarbone In Honduras Friendly

And you thought Mexico's summer coudn't get any worse.

Tuesday, in a Gold Cup warm-up against Honduras, Mexico forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez went down with a broken collarbone. 

Hernandez will be out for about four weeks and will probably miss the whole Gold Cup.

Miguel Herrera Draws Ire For Politically Charged Tweet

With the Copa America and the Gold Cup coming up this summer, Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera managed to take some time away from his commitments with the national team to voice his thoughts on Mexico’s upcoming elections.

The Mexican Soccer Federation is investigating whether or not Herrera violated any policies involved with the national team.

Herrera had this to say about the country's elections: