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U.S. knows CONCACAF Gold Cup is its chance to shine

Spencer Simpson | 10 July, 2017, 00:57

Dom Dwyer had given the American side the lead five minutes into the second half but Miguel Camarago equalised on the hour to earn an excellent point for Panama at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

"We haven't been able to get a huge amount of footage on French Guiana, but we do have an idea of how they play", said Straith, who plays pro for FC Edmonton.

Next up for the U.S.is a Wednesday match against Martinique in Tampa, Florida.

"It didn't really quite happen the way we wanted but I saw glimpses of what I want from this team". "We want to continue to build on what we started in January and improve the program". "We know it's going to be a tough game. We have to be fairly consistent". The U.S. has 30 wins, one defeat and three draws in Gold Cup group play, losing to Panama in 2011. However, Ludovic Baal and Sloan Privat are the only members of French Guiana's team playing in Ligue 1.

The 26-year-old England-born striker moved to the United States to play college soccer. The Americans finish group play next Saturday against Nicaragua in Cleveland. The countries are divided into three groups of four.

Dwyer, the husband of US women's team forward Sydney Leroux, ran onto a cross from Kelyn Rowe following a throw-in by Jorge Villafana.

Throughout its Gold Cup history, the US has treated the group stage as a formality on the way to bigger matches.

Costa Rica and Honduras face each other immediately following the Canada and French Guiana game.

So maybe we were too quick to anoint Kellyn Acosta as the ready-for-primetime option who could step into the USA full-strength squad at the age of 21.

Federation Internationale de Football Association rules prevent Mexico, ranked 16th in the world, from using the same roster in back-to-back tournaments, so Mexico, which advanced to the Confederations Cup semifinals, will field a "B" team for the Gold Cup.

Dynamo forward Erick Torres was named to Mexico's team as an injury substitution.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup, which kicks off Friday, likely will lack the punch from years past, but it will serve as an introduction for worldwide up-and-comers.

In the Gold Cup, Mexico is in Group C with El Salvador, Jamaica and CuraƧao. With just four games to go, USMNT occupy the final automatic qualifying berth, but they are just one point clear of next opponents Panama, who also hope to avoid the play-offs. "They had long seasons plus the June World Cup qualifiers, so they needed a break and then they need to start their preseasons in July".

The United States will be aiming to atone for the disappointment of their 2015 campaign, when they flopped in the semi-finals of a tournament won by Mexico.

"It's much more competitive today than it was years ago", Arena said of the Gold Cup.

"You can argue that if a coaching change wasn't made, I probably wouldn't have ever played for the national team again", McCarty said. Nicaragua 31/20 (01:00) Both of these teams are considered minnows at this tournament.

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