USA vs Cuba Prediction, Preview, Team News For Gold Cup Quarterfinal 2015.The United States did not have things all their own way of getting through the group stage, but the team could not have wished for a more realistic kind in the second round of the Gold Cup draw. Having topped Group A , The USA. to take on the most likely to progress, Cuba, in the quarterfinals, with a possible semifinal against either waiting Haiti or Jamaica team. Meanwhile, arguably the three biggest threats to US retaining his title, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama all have to battle on the
opposite side of the bracket.Jürgen Klinsmann’s team finished with seven points in the group stage, but none of their three away games than comfortable. In the first game against Honduras, the US He hung in the night, while he was lucky to survive a wave of dangerous counterattacks in the first half before leaving with a 1-0 victory over Haiti. Against Panama, US He was punished for his mistakes when he goes back, though Americans still recovered to claim a draw.
USA vs Cuba Prediction, Preview, For Gold Cup Quarterfinal 2015
Just overwhelmingly impressive then, despite the efforts of the team Klinsmann look better when compared with the two teams considered their main rivals for the trophy at the start of the Gold Cup. World Cup quarterfinals last year Costa Rica failed to win any of their three group games, while Mexico eternal enemy could not finish a group containing Cuba, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago. And Klinsmann was also eager to point out that the US we had to come through what was on paper the toughest group of the competition.
“Looking back at the group stage I think it really confirmed what we were saying, even if some people do not really want to believe it: it was the most difficult group that we have received with Honduras, Panama and Haiti,” he said in an interview with the website of US Soccer.
Having done through Klinsmann believes the tough challenges facing the US could already support in a good position as it tries to retain the title he won in 2013 and securing a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.
“I think it can only benefit if you have had actual games already in the group stage,” he said. “Two years ago, we had Belize and Cuba, and things looked very easy. When you enter this tournament, had to be on our toes from the first second and we were.”Still, the US coach has made it clear that he was not completely satisfied with the play of his team. Taking advantage of a rule that allows the quarterfinals to make up to six changes to his squad, Klinsmann has made three changes for the rest of the competition. The most striking was the departure of striker Jozy Altidore. But
despite their previous experience and good performance in their national uniform, Toronto FC striker failed to score or look to score in the group stage, and has recently returned from injury in the recent hamstring. ibtimes
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. ET
TV: Fox (US), BT Sport Extra (UK)
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go (US), BT Sport Player (UK)
Match Prediction :
USA will win
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