A scene from the last time the US and Honduras met at RFK
I pretty much echo what Ed said here, so I’ll just move on to today’s Gold Cup Draw.
GROUP A: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica
GROUP B: Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, USA
GROUP C: Guadeloupe, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Well, the US can’t be too unhappy with its draw though, without some very good marketing, that match against Honduras will be a road game. July 4th in Seattle will be a good time though there are five MLS matches going on that night including DC-Columbus, where I’ll likely be.
Looking at the other groups, Group C looks fairly straightforward for Mexico while Group A looks somewhat close – a “group of death” even. Though this being the Gold Cup, it’s probably more appropriately known as a “group of wound.”
A couple of match days standout as complete dogs from an attendance perspective. The first round matches at Home Depot (CAN-JAM, CR-ES) is unlikely to fill the place and the matches at Crew Stadium (JAM-CR, ES-CAN) will likely be sparse unless TFC fans elect to revisit last week’s Battle of Velma Avenue to take on the Salvadorean fans and police at Crew Stadium. BTW TFC fans, fighting the Salvadoreans is a battle you don’t want.