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Cuba says 4 players absent for Gold Cup quarterfinal vs US

BALTIMORE (AP) When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't even tell the players with a scorecard. Coach Raul Gonzalez said 19 of the 23 men on his roster will be available for Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against the United States. ''I think it's enough to play the game and to play the tournament,'' he said at a news conference Friday, speaking through a translator...
Via Associated Press
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuban player, assistant coach defect before Gold Cup match

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A second Cuban soccer player has defected while the team is in the United States for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Assistant coach Walter Benitez said midfielder Arael Arguellez defected before Sunday's match against Trinidad and Tobago. Arguellez joined forward Keilen Garcia, who left the team before it opened the Gold Cup in Chicago on Thursday. Cuba also played Sunday...
Via Associated Press
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2nd Cuban soccer player defects ahead of Gold Cup match

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A second Cuban soccer player has defected while the team is in the United States for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Assistant coach Walter Benitez said midfielder Arael Arguellez defected ahead of Sunday's match against Trinidad and Tobago. Arguellez joined forward Keilen Garcia, who left the team before it opened the Gold Cup in Chicago on Thursday. Cuba also played...
Via Associated Press
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico pummel Cuba in Gold Cup opener to climb atop Group C

Mexico crushed Cuba 6-0 to end a seven-match winless run and storm to the top of Group C at 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Miguel Herrera's side had not won since May but Oribe Peralta struck a hat trick as El Tri destroyed an undermanned Cuba in their Gold Cup opener on Thursday in Chicago. It was just Mexico's fourth win from 12 matches in 2015. After Herrera took a completely different...
Via FOX Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuba face player shortage ahead of Gold Cup match against Mexico

You've heard of a soccer team playing a man down. Cuba will take things to another level Thursday night as it takes on powerful Mexico without its head coach and seven players -- one of them apparently gone for good. Forward Keilen Garcia left the team hotel in Chicago on Wednesday and apparently has defected, assistant coach Walter Benitez said, via Goal.com. While the Cubans can...
Via FOX Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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