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Gold Cup

  • June 9, 2011
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Referee: C. Campbell
  • • Attendance: 46012

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    Game over. Mexico continues its dominance in the Gold Cup. Follow @sportslab to ask any questions or leave comments.
  • 90' + 3'
    Almost another goal by Mexico! But it was called offside...
  • 90'
    Three minutes of penalty time for Mexico.
  • 89'
    It will be interesting to see Mexico's next match against Costa Rica. Technically, the team only needs a draw to advance as first place but with five players suspended, it might play some starters.
  • 87'
    Mexico is retaining possession and pushing the ball up the field.
  • 83'
    Cuba is still trying to get one on the scoreboard, its all about pride now. However, the team still has a chance if it can secure a win against El Salvador and get results its way.
  • 80'
    Cuba now looks lifeless. The game just wants to head off the pitch.
  • 76'
    Assist E. Hernández
  • 76'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 76'
    Chicharito has doubled his goal count!!!! GOAL!!!! He has five goals in two games.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionY. Colomé Dagoberto Quesada Beckle
  • 72'
    SubstitutionRafa Márquez Jorge Emmanuel Torres
  • 70'
    SubstitutionR. Linares Y. Lahera
  • 70'
    Mexico's dominance is unparalleled in this Gold Cup so far. A combined nine goals in the second half in the past two matches. It will be interesting to see if it can match its offensive performances against the U.S.
  • 68'
    Assist E. Juárez
  • 68'
    Goal Giovani dos Santos
  • 68'
    GOAAALL!!!! Dos Santos scores another goal! He has come alive and showed why he is one of the most beloved Mexican players.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionA. Guardado E. Hernández
  • 65'
    Assist Javier Hernández
  • 65'
    Goal A. De Nigris
  • 65'
    Chicharito's pass made the play.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionP. Barrera A. De Nigris
  • 64'
    Another GOAL by El Tri, the team seems to come alive in the second half.
  • 63'
    Assist P. Barrera
  • 63'
    Goal Giovani dos Santos
  • 62'
    GOAL!!!! Dos Santos scores an assassin's tip toe effort off of a pinpoint cross from Barrera
  • 59'
    Chicharito keeps on impressing in his aerial attack tonight. Yes, he didn't finish his leading headed chance but his aggressiveness is promising.
  • 55'
    Guardado's strong midfield attempt almost goes in but sails wide left.
  • 54'
    Cuba's Molina has the save of the match blocking a Chicharito header that would have definitely went in.
  • 53'
    The game is going back and forth now. Credit Cuba for at least having some pride and trying to fight back but El Tri keeps on getting back at the team with its superb counter attacks.
  • 49'
    Linares has another golden chance that went begging. Straight in front of the goal beating two defenders he misses and hangs his head in shame.
  • 47'
    Cuba is attempting to get back into the game but its difficult considering Mexico's swarming defense.
  • 45'
    Second half kicks off, Cuba has possession.
  • 45' + 1'
    First half ends with Mexico being on top. Still, the team should have been up by at least two or three goals. Feel free to contact me @sportslab on twitter if you have any questions.
  • 44'
    Mexico builds some momentum heading up the field but the Cubans snuff out the attack.
  • 42'
    Cuba is pushing the ball up the field.
  • 39'
    Guardado almost got one in for himself. The crowd is fired up now for El Tri
  • 36'
    Assist A. Guardado
  • 36'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 35'
    Chicharito!!!! GOAL!!!! Off of a emphatic header. For a player who isn't too tall, he can definitely get up there.
  • 32'
    CUBA! The team almost had a chance as Linares was close to scoring on a one on one with the goalkeeper
  • 31'
    This match has been way tighter than expected because Cuba has been on top of its defense tonight. It fills the spaces and covers each man well.
  • 28'
    Cuba's Molina has been on fire. He has made countless saves tonight.
  • 27'
    Marquez almost scores off of a corner kick chance. He was wide open but he kicks the ball into the post.
  • 25'
    Cuba's free kick goes sailing into the stands.
  • 22'
    Mexico continues to dominate the center of the pitch...
  • 19'
    Ouch!! Chicharito tried a bicycle kick and kicked a Cuba defender instead.
  • 17'
    Mexico is lulling Cuba to sleep, playing a much more patient game.
  • 14'
    Cuba's size in the back is giving Mexico issues. It can get inside the box at will but has struggled in taking advantage.
  • 13'
    Guardado's corner is blocked by Cuba.
  • 11'
    SubstitutionA. Cervantes A. Urgellés
  • 11'
    Cuba almost scored just there, with a cross that just went missing. Maybe there is some fight in this team after all.
  • 10'
    Reyna Martinez misses a good chance for Mexico. The team is dominating possession but hasn't been able to take advantage yet.
  • 7'
    Chicharito misses another chance off of a beautiful pass from Dos Santos. He'll owe him a Corona after the game.
  • 5'
    Dos Santos looks up for this game. He is killing Cuba on the flanks.
  • 4'
    Cuba takes a long range shot that almost goes in.
  • 3'
    Chicharito rarely misses opportunities, but he did just here. Beautiful feed from Dos Santos goes begging.
  • 2'
    Mexico has its first chance of the game, thanks to a beauty of a cross from Juarez. Negris misses the ball by a few inches.
  • Kick off, Mexico has the ball.
  • It looks like Rafa Marquez will be starting tonight. Can Mexico transcend its shocking doping charges tonight.
  • The teams are walking out for the game. Once again due to poor planning, lineups will be rushed.
  • WOW!!! What a surprising end for Costa Rica.
  • Four minutes extra time for Costa Rica and El Salvador
  • Welcome to's live commentary on tonight's match between Cuba and Mexico. This is Alex Labidou. El Salvador currently has a 1-0 lead on Costa Rica, which could be a major upset if it can keep the lead. Can Cuba shock the CONCACAF region with an upset? Stay tuned. Feel free to ask questions to me @sportslab on twitter.