Central America

Why You Should Watch This Summer’s Gold Cup, Plus One Reason To Not Watch

Given the number of major international soccer tournaments this summer, it’s easy to overlook the Gold Cup. Make no mistake: You absolutely should to pay attention to Concacaf’s premier competition. Here’s why you need to watch the 2021 Gold Cup and, just as importantly, how to watch Gold Cup matches on TV and streaming in the U.S.

St. Vincent And The Grenadines Play Gold Cup Qualifier With 13 Players And No Goalie

St. Vincent and the Grenadines was forced to play a Gold Cup qualifier with 13 players — 11 starters and two subs — and no goalkeeper on Friday against Haiti. To no one’s surprise, Haiti won 6-1, moving to within one win of qualifying for this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines was the victim of reported visa issues ahead of the match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It never helps when one side has 10 more bench players available than the other, especially when one team doesn’t have a goalie. 

El Momento "¡Trágame, Tierra!" Del Arquero De Haití, Josué Duverger

No fue una buena noche la de ayer para Josué Duverger, arquero de Haití. Su selección perdió 3-0 ante Canadá, en un duelo que definía un cupo para el octagonal final de la Concacaf rumbo a Catar 2022, y una parte importante de la derrota recayó en sus hombros. O más bien, en sus confundidos pies.

Duverger fue fundamental para mantener su arco cerrado en el primer tiempo.

Sin embargo, apenas se reinició el complemento, el golero se vio envuelto en un blooper que hoy se repite en pantallas de todo el mundo.

CONCACAF After Dark Hits Different, Just Watch This Unreal Blunder From Haiti

Round two of Concacaf World Cup qualifying wrapped up on Tuesday and featured one of the worst own goals you'll ever see at the professional level. This Haiti own goal will leave you lost for words.

Six Concacaf Teams Advanced From Round 1 Of WCQ; Here's The Threat They Pose To The USMNT

The first round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying is in the books. In March a total of 30 nations —29 if you account for Saint Lucia withdrawing — battled for six precious spots. On Tuesday, the final qualifying games were played as six nations punched their tickets for round two of Concacaf World Cup qualifying.

If you need a refresher on Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying format, then I recommend the video below. The dates aren’t accurate — you can thank Covid for that — but the format remains the same.

What The World Looked Like The Last Time The USMNT Beat Mexico

The U.S. men's national team defeated Mexico in a highly contested match on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Nations League, marking the country’s first competitive victory over its rivals since September 10th, 2013.

The fruitless streak continued so long that I personally graduated middle school, high school and was just one year away from graduating college before the U.S. was victorious again. Christian Pulisic, the American captain who scored the go-ahead goal, was just 14 years old when the U.S. last claimed victory. 

USMNT Fans No Longer Have To Sleep With One Eye Open; Trinidad Has Been Slain

The past weekend was about as good as it gets for USMNT fans. The result top of mind will be the exhilarating, tumultuous triumph against Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League final. But there was another interesting result that happened in the Caribbean that American fans might have missed.

Trinidad and Tobago has been eliminated from World Cup contention.

10 Jugadores Diferentes Anotaron En El 10-0 De Guatemala Sobre San Vicente Y Las Granadinas

San Vicente y las Granadinas visitó a Guatemala, en la primera fase de las Clasificatorias Concacaf para el Mundial de Catar, con la misión de no volver a casa con una maleta extra llena de goles. Por lo mismo, entraron al Doroteo Guamuch Flores con una pobladísima línea de cinco defensores. Lamentablemente para ellos, el plan colapsó como un socavón en apenas 94 segundos. Eso le tomó a los chapines en convertir el primer tanto de una jornada que terminaría con un abultado 10-0.

We’re Seeing Prime John Brooks Right Now And It’s Masterful

The excitement around the USMNT is warranted. The quality of our young core is evident in the roll call of clubs they play for: Barcelona, Juventus, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund among them.

But the expectations have to be tempered. These players are still developing, which is also evident in the roles they play for those teams. Gio Reyna started the highest percentage of league games with BVB at 67.6%, followed by Dest with Barça (60.5%) and then Pulisic with the Blues (47.4%) and McKennie with the Old Lady (47.4%). 

Please Explain To Me Why The Second-Worst Nation In The World Has The Cleanest Jerseys

San Marino gets plenty of attention and scrutiny for being the worst national team in the world according to the FIFA men’s world rankings. I even wrote about San Marino the other day after the team scored its first goal in over a year.