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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 AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago Highlight Final Group C Action In Charlotte

On Wednesday night, all eyes will be on Charlotte, NC as they host the world’s No. 1 sport. FIFA’s CONCACAF Gold Cup continues at Bank Of America stadium featuring a doubleheader consisting of Cuba taking on Guatemala and Mexico battling Trinidad & Tobago, scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Luckily for fans wanting to catch these teams before Group C play ends...
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July 15, 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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...
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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...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mexico must deliver Gold Cup or face consequences

What a difference a year makes. Mexico boss Miguel Herrera essentially ruled the country after the excursion to Brazil. He salvaged the mess of World Cup qualifying and steered El Tri into the round of 16 with endeavor, intent and panache. He curried favor and loyalty with his energy and his work to mold a side capable of impressing against top opponents and securing plaudits for...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Cosmos and Cuba set June 2 for friendly in Havana

NEW YORK -- The coaches of the New York Cosmos and Cuba's national soccer teams jointly announced Monday they will play a June 2 match in Havana. The announcement comes amid talks by Washington and Havana to work toward the restoration of diplomatic relations between the former Cold War foes. The Cuban and Cosmos teams conducted their own negotiations in January, during a CONCACAF...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NY Cosmos and Cuba set June 2 for soccer friendly in Havana

NEW YORK (AP) The coaches of the New York Cosmos and Cuba national soccer teams jointly announced Monday they will play a June 2 match in Havana. The announcement comes amid talks by Washington and Havana to work toward the restoration of diplomatic relations between the former Cold War foes. The Cuban and Cosmos teams conducted their own negotiations in January, during a CONCACAF...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Cosmos to play Cuban national squad in June

HAVANA (AP) A Cuban official says the New York Cosmos will face off against the Caribbean country's national team in June, becoming the first professional U.S. soccer club to play on the island in 37 years. The announcement comes as Washington and Havana are negotiating the restoration of diplomatic relations that were severed shortly after the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Cuban Soccer...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Messi brace equals record as Barca beats Ajax 2-0

AMSTERDAM (AP) Lionel Messi's brace gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory Wednesday over 10-man Ajax and moved him level with Raul Gonzalez's all-time Champions League scoring record of 71 goals. Messi scored his 70th Champions League goal in the 36th minute with a soft header after Ajax failed to clear a free kick and linked with substitute Pedro Rodriguez for his second on the night in...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid, Dortmund advance in Champions League

GENEVA (AP) Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 to advance in the Champions League on Tuesday although Cristiano Ronaldo failed to equal the competition scoring record. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was beaten by Karim Benzema in the 27th minute but repeatedly stopped Ronaldo matching Madrid great Raul Gonzalez's 71 career goals in Europe's top club competition. Madrid earned its...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

PSG inflicts Barcelona's first loss of the season

LONDON (AP) Even Lionel Messi and Neymar scoring couldn't prevent Barcelona losing for the first time this season. Paris Saint-Germain, which has endured a subdued start to its French title defense, beat the Spanish league leaders 3-2 Tuesday in the Champions League in Group F. It meant there was nothing for Xavi Hernandez to celebrate as the Barca midfielder overtook Raul Gonzalez...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Messi ties for 3rd on La Liga scoring list

Lionel Messi scored twice, passing Alfredo Di Stefano on the La Liga career scoring list and tying Raul Gonzalez for third as he led Barcelona over Rayo Vallecano 6-0 on Saturday night. Messi's 228 league goals are one more than di Stefano, and the 26-year-old trails only Telmo Zarra (251) and Hugo Sanchez (234) on the career list. His sixth two-goal game this season raised his...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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