US opens Gold Cup play tonight

4 Jul

freddy-aduHappy 4th of July!  The US men’s team gives you something patriotic to do tonight as they open their Gold Cup title defense against Grenada.  It should be a W for the US as Grenada is not exactly a soccer power.  However, the US team that will play the Gold Cup is dramatically different from the Confederations Cup runners-up squad.  It will be a good chance for players like Freddy Adu, who didn’t play at all at the Confed. Cup, to step up and show they can compete for time with the full national squad.

The US is looking for its third straight Gold Cup title – winning the tournament in 2005 and 2007.  After tonight’s game against Grenada (FSC/9 p.m ET – Live), the US plays Honduras on July 8 and Haiti on July 11 in opening round action.  Gold Cup competition started yesterday with Canada scoring a 1-0 win over Jamaica and El Salvador upsetting Costa Rica, 2-1.

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