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    An uninspiring Gold Cup campaign so far. After drawing Panama 1-1, we nearly gave up a draw to Martinique (pop. 380,000) last night. We were cruising up 2-0 and then gave up two bad goals, needing a second goal by Morris late in the second half to secure the 3-2 win. This is definitely our B squad, but we should still easily handle teams like this. Guzan has had a solid career but he looks poor now. I don't think he has any shot of challenging Howard for the starting position in Russia, so I wouldn't mind seeing our younger keepers get some experience in these games.

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    Better today. 3-0 win over Nicaragua to end group play. We needed to win by 3 to win the group and avoid Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and we almost blew it by failing to score on two penalties. Univision cut to Arena after the second was blocked and his very appropriate reaction was to yell "Motherf*****!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Better today. 3-0 win over Nicaragua to end group play. We needed to win by 3 to win the group and avoid Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and we almost blew it by failing to score on two penalties. Univision cut to Arena after the second was blocked and his very appropriate reaction was to yell "Motherf*****!"
    Oh how the mighty have fallen, when we fear Los Ticos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Oh how the mighty have fallen, when we fear Los Ticos.
    We don't fear them, but in any tournament you want to avoid the strongest teams in the earlier rounds. You probably don't remember, but Costa Rica had far and away the best performance of CONCACAF teams at last world cup and at times has played like the best team in the region. Wanting to avoid Mexico and Costa Rica until at least the semis is just common sense.

    Arena made 6 roster changes today, bringing in some veterans for the knockout stage.
    Last edited by Omaha 680; 07-16-2017 at 10:45 AM.

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