January 16, 2015
Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision. Lincoln Financial Field beat out Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, Atlanta's Georgia Dome and most notably East Rutherford, N.J.'s MetLife Stadium. The home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets had been the overwhelming favorite to host the title game of the signature tournament for North and Central Americans national teams. But officials in Philadelphia worked extremely hard to snatch the big game out of the Meadowlands' grasp.
June 15, 2011 |
Jozy Altidore's goal in the game's 8th minute was just enough for the United States to beat Guadeloupe, 1-0, and advance to the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. The United States finished second in its group with a 1-1-1 record, behind Panama (2-0-1), which tied Canada, 1-1, in the first game of the doubleheader, the first games played at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., home of Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City. The United States will play Jamaica on Sunday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Jamaica and Mexico had perfect 3-0-0 first-round records.
July 25, 2005 |
The United States won the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the third time, beating Panama, 3-1, on penalty kicks following a scoreless tie in yesterday's final at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Santino Quaranta, Landon Donovan and Brad Davis converted penalty kicks for the Americans, while goalkeeper Kasey Keller allowed just one penalty, to Felipe Baloy. At the end, with only a few thousand fans left from the crowd of 31,018, the American players raised the trophy. "You don't get many chances to win as professionals," Donovan said.
May 24, 2011 |
U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley stirred the melting pot yesterday when he announced his 23-man roster to compete June 4 against Spain (4:30 p.m., ESPN) and in the CONCACAF Gold Cup beginning June 7. For starters, Bradley's squad features a host of players who compete domestically in Major League Soccer and abroad with various European and South American clubs. But the biggest shocker was the return of midfielder Freddy Adu to the full men's team after a nearly 3-year hiatus.
June 3, 2011
United States vs. Spain When: Tomorrow, 4:30 p.m. Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. TV: ESPN2 For kicks: A record 58,000 tickets have been sold as of yesterday, setting a record for a U.S. men's national team match in Massachusetts. During qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, 57,407 watched the U.S. draw Mexico at the old Foxborough Stadium . . . This U.S. side is the same group that will open CONCACAF Gold Cup play on Tuesday against Canada at Ford Field in Detroit (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel)
June 12, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Luis Tejada scored in the 19th minute and Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty kick later in the first half as Panama stunned the United States, 2-1, on Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Clarence Goodson scored in the 68th minute, but Chris Wondolowski missed a wide-open net in the 80th minute to equalize and Panama held on. The loss was just the second for the Americans in their past 21...
June 22, 2011
Major League Soccer Sporting Kansas City (3-6-4) at Union (6-4-4). Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park. TV: The Comcast Network. Most recent games: Kansas City is coming off Friday's 1-0 win over visiting San Jose, snapping the Earthquakes' six-game unbeaten streak. The Union lost, 1-0, at Vancouver on Saturday. Outlook: Kansas City is 2-6-3 on the road while the Union is 4-0-3 at PPL Park. Coached by Delran graduate Peter Vermes, Sporting has allowed just two goals in the last five games.
July 26, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras, 3-1, last night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The United States struck first when Donovan found Eddie Johnson running through the middle of the Honduran defense. Johnson took a dribble and powered a shot past goalkeeper Donis Escober, giving the U.S. a lead 11 minutes into the game. In the 27th minute, Johnson started another scoring sequence with a pass to midfielder Alejandro Bedoya.
July 27, 2013
The Week in Soccer Germany women vs. Norway 9:45 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3.com) The women's European Championships in Stockholm won't feature the host nation, beaten by Célia da Mbabi and Germany in the semifinals. The Germans will face Norway and veteran midfielder Solveig Gulbrandsen in the final. Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids 7 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) Galaxy forwards Gyasi Zardes and Jose Villareal have made up for David Beckham's departure and Landon Donovan's absence at the Gold Cup. Forward Deshorn Brown and midfielder Dillon Powers lead the Colorado attack.
July 6, 2009 |
Goals by Luis Miguel Noriega and second-half substitute Pablo Barrera gave Mexico a 2-0 victory over Nicaragua in a first-round game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last night. Loic Loval and David Fleurival scored in Guadeloupe's 2-1 win over Panama in the first game of the doubleheader played at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Noriega, playing in his first international competition for Mexico, scored his goal on a penalty kick in the game's 45th minute. Barrera's goal was scored in the 86th minute, taking a cross from Alberto Medina.