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First group A game of the day sees Panama and Honduras tie at 1. Panama scored off a free kick in the first half and led most of the way until a dumb foul in the box gave away a late penalty. Penalty was saved but the taker, Najar, was first to the rebound and stuck it in. Honduras had two goals disallowed correctly for offside, while Panama probably should've been awarded a penalty (but weren't) in the first half. Fun game all in all, got chippy late. Honduras got off to a slow start, but were the better team for the last hour and probably should've won.

 

Panama probably hoping we take care of Haiti and then rest a lot of guys in the last game.

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Well it's halftime and it's 0-0... should be 1-0 USA But AR screwed one up... but USA looks like ####.

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US beats Haiti 1-0. Zardes came on at the half for Altidore and made an almost instant impact getting to the end line and cutting the ball back for Dempsey who struck it well. Another uninspiring win. It's gotta get better than this.

 

US 6

Panama 2

Honduras 1

Haiti 1

 

Haiti vs Honduras and US vs Panama in Kansas City on Monday.

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Today's group B scores:

Jamaica 1, Canada 0

Costa Rica 1, El Salvador 1

 

Both games had stoppage time goals, a winner for Jamaica and a dramatic equalizer for El Salvador.

 

Jamaica 4

Costa Rica 2

El Salvador 2

Canada 1

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Jamaica's goal.... guy was unmarked and nothing goalie could do!!!

 

Now CR goal should have been stopped by goalie. Never ever ever get beat near post!

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Ha ha! Guatemala uses some heroic defending to grind out a 0-0 draw with Mexico. Mexico had two clear cut chances to score just outside the six that they couldn't convert and a shot late from outside the box that clanged off the crossbar. Trinidad took down Cuba 2-0 in the early game and so now lead the group.

 

T&T 6

Mexico 4

Guatemala 1

Cuba 0

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Would have lost a lot of money on that Mexico game. Hats off to Guata...but Mexico just can't get it done in the attacking third. Dos Santos has to start for Mexico next game up top.

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Would have lost a lot of money on that Mexico game. Hats off to Guata...but Mexico just can't get it done in the attacking third. Dos Santos has to start for Mexico next game up top.

Typical Mexican team. They got frustrated and took a lot of stupid shots.

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Haiti upsets Honduras 1-0. Honduras finishes bottom of the group and are eliminated.

 

As good as they looked versus the US, that's bizarre.

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Haiti and honduras looked good against US. Heck Panama looks good right now against US lol.

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Yeah, looking good against the US is a pretty low bar right now.

 

This is 2011 redux for me. That Gold Cup got Bob Bradley fired, will this one be the end of Klinsmann?

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We've managed 14 shots in two and a half games. Can't string together four or five passes. Lot of aimless long balls from the back line. Not really seeing much out of this team to like.

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US able to ride a Michael Bradley goal 10 minutes into the second half to a 1-1 draw. That means Haiti is through to the quarters while Panama has to sit and watch and hope that other games go their way.

 

US 7

Haiti 4

Panama 3

Honduras 1

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We've managed 14 shots in two and a half games. Can't string together four or five passes. Lot of aimless long balls from the back line. Not really seeing much out of this team to like.

This was a meaningless game and we looked like it...

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I just don't understand how a national team with so many players out there to pick from looks so horrible. Chandler and brooks have to go! The are horrible! Just not enough contanuity between the players right now.

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Klinsmann added DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona, and Alan Gordon to the roster in place of Jozy Altidore, Greg Garza, and Alfredo Morales.

 

Thank gosh, Beasley can start at left back and either push Fab Johnson higher up the pitch or to the right side to start in place of Chandler. Corona is another body I guess. He was useful at times in the last Gold Cup, maybe he can be again. Alan Gordon? Meh.

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Got to love some beasley. Heck of a player!!! Glad to see him back. Yes slide fab in place of chandler. Your defense is better already!

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Final group B scores:

 

Jamaica 1, El Salvador 0

Costa Rica 0, Canada 0

 

Jamaica 7

Costa Rica 3

El Salvador 2

Canada 2

 

This was a great day for Panama as they qualify for the quarters thanks to these results. Costa Rica also advances. Canada is eliminated having scored no goals in the tournament. And El Salvador is left hoping for a Cuba - Guatemala tie tomorrow, which would then see them advance based on goal differential.

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Yep. Three points was enough to make it this year. Their reward will be a quarterfinal matchup with the group C winner, presumably Mexico.

 

US meanwhile will play the winner of tomorrow's Cuba - Guatemala game, or if they tie then El Salvador.

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Cuba, Guatemala, or El Salvador... hmmmm You would think US would make it to semis pretty easily... but if last 3 games mean anything who knows!

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