Grp C preview: Jamaica vs Honduras

Jamaican flag

June 17 – In a traditionally cricket-mad nation, football takes centre stage later today when the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica host a Gold Cup match for the first time ever, taking on Honduras in both team’s Group C opener as the tournament takes the Caribbean by storm. 

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MEX vs CUB: Mexico’s magnificent seven

Mexico 7 Cuba 0

By Paul Nicholson at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena

June 15 – Mexico opened their 2019 Gold Cup campaign with a bang, scoring after just two minutes against Cuba before going on to thump in six more goals to demonstrate why they are tournament favourites. They will have much harder games than this but even so it was a message emphatically delivered.

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CAN vs MTQ: Canadians send Mexicans a message

Canada 4 Martinique 0

By Paul Nicholson at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena

June 15 – Four goals from a rampant Canada opened the 2019 Gold Cup in style at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Canadians issued an early warning that talk of them being contenders for the title is not misplaced. Group and tournament favourites Mexico will have taken note.

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Group B preview: Haiti vs Bermuda

June 14 – It may, to Costa Rican fans, be just a taster for the eagerly awaited second part of a double header featuring the joint hosts but to Haiti and Bermuda, Sunday’s opening Gold Cup fixture in San Jose will means absolutely everything when the pair open Group B and go head to head for the first time since 1992.

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Group A preview: Mexico vs Cuba

June 14 – Mexico vs Cuba on paper looks like it should be only going one way. After all, Cuba can’t even get all their players into the US – Yordan Santa Cruz is still waiting for a visa that is unlikely to arrive in time – and their tournament kit hadn’t arrived either prior to their press conference Friday evening.

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