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Gold Cup full of surprises

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There are no easy teams in the Gold Cup. With what we seen in the last edition of Copa America it is clear to see that the level of play between national teams world wide is getting less and less vast.

In this Gold Cup alone, Cost Rica tied Jamaica, The U.S. barely outlasted a gritty Haiti team, Trinidad and Tobago handled Guatemala quite easily who in hand managed to tie Mexico at zero with one man down.

Group stage surprises are never a new thing in any competiton but this particular Gold Cup these results have been rampant. Outside of Mexico defeating Cuba 6-0, most games have been close and closer then they appear even when they finish 2-0 as was the case when Trinidad and Tobago defeated Cuba.

With one last game left in group stage two teams have already qualified to the next round, the U.S. and surprsingly Trinidad and Tobago who took advantage of Mexico’s draw vs Guatemala to move up to first in the group, and with 6 points qualify to the next round.

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