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Gold Cup

  • July 14, 2013
  • • 6:00 PM
  • • Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 30000
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Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    And that's it! Mexico is through to the next round. Not the most convincing of performances, but a professional job by Mexico to put this one away and move on.
  • 90' + 1'
    That's the goal Mexico has been looking for the last 45 minutes or so. It puts El Tri through to the next round - barring something crazy happening, and might be enough to ease some of the pressure.
  • 90'
    Assist Miguel Arturo Layun
  • 90'
    Goal M. Ponce
  • 90'
    Ponce!!! It's 3-1 Mexico, and that will end all drama.
  • 88'
    Substitution M. Fabián M. Ponce
  • 88'
    Fabian is subbed out for Ponce for the closing run. The game has lost a bit of its steam, with Mexico actually doing a decent job of killing it off.
  • 86'
    This is dangerous for Mexico. Martinique has a free kick in a good place for service.
  • 84'
    Mexico clearly on top of things, but still only a goal up and not really threatening all that much.
  • 82'
    Substitution Rafael Márquez Lugo J. Orozco
  • 79'
    Substitution Fabrice Olivier Reuperné Kévin Christophe Tresfield
  • 79'
    Lugo stings it wide of the mark.
  • 77'
    Mexico earns a foul at the top of Martinique's box. This could be dangerous.
  • 76'
    A short break for an injury, but now we're back in action.
  • 71'
    Layun with a strike on his left foot that forces a save. That's better out of El Tri.
  • 71'
    Mexico may win this match, but there's plenty of reason for concern at this point. The passes just aren't coming off and the attacking moves are not being strung together as well as they should be.
  • 70'
    Substitution C. Peña E. Velarde
  • 69'
    Too cute from Fabian. He probably should have brought that ball down and had a go.
  • 66'
    That was a nice move from Mexico, with Lugo slipping in down the right and trying to get a cross in. The resulting corner found Jimenez, but he scuffed the trap and let it run out for a goalkick.
  • 63'
    Some hard tackles flying around, with Martinique passing most of them out. This game really hasn't slowed much since the opening whistle. The quality hasn't been terribly high, but the pace and commitment of the two side shouldn't be in question.
  • 60'
    Fabian did a really nice job of sliding in and getting a cross off, but once again Martinique got the danger cleared.
  • 57'
    Substitution Jordi Jose Delem Sébastien Antoine Crétinoir
  • 56'
    Mexico finding its feet in the last couple of minutes. An offside call killed off one attack, but El Tri has at least had some promising moments.
  • 54'
    The early going of the second half has Mexico looking a bit nervous, but Martinique hasn't done much to make the nerves pay.
  • 49'
    Mexico with some struggles here to start the second half on defense. Martinique looking to get back level early on.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway.
  • Well, that was interesting. The first half comes to a close with Mexico up 2-1, but the opening stanza was a disjointed bit of soccer to say the least. This game is far from over, so stick around for our call of the second half.
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow Card A. Castro
  • 43'
    Penalty Goal Kévin Marius Parsemain
  • 43'
    GOAL!! It's 2-1 now and this game just keeps getting wilder and wilder.
  • 43'
    Hold on a minute. A penalty here for Martinique.
  • 41'
    Martinique looks all out of sorts. Mexico trying to twist the screws and put this game on ice.
  • 38'
    That was a smash of a shot for the goal from Montes. One of the best for El Tri so far in 2013. And this is the type of game Mexico's fan would be expecting against Martinique.
  • 36'
    Substitution Audrick Linord Stéphane Ludovic Abaul
  • 34'
    Assist Rafael Márquez Lugo
  • 34'
    Goal L. Montes
  • 34'
    GOAL! Mexico takes a 2-0 lead. Montes from range bangs it home with a laser of a shot.
  • 33'
    A good few fouls in the last couple of minutes, but the pace of the game is still pretty high. The chances for Martinique dried up a bit after Mexico's goal, which could be a sign of El Tri settling in.
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Daniel Julien Hérelle
  • 27'
    Instead, it's Montes and he floats it over the goal.
  • 27'
    Jimenez wins a foul just on the edge of the box. Dangerous spot.. you feel like Fabian will want a look at it.
  • 25'
    Martinique's defending it terrible. Seriously bad. Mexico has players running free on the wings and in the box.
  • 22'
    Highly doubt that goal is the last of the night. There have been chances left and right, and another followed the goal closely, with Fabian driving a free kick to the back post that Lugo can't touch home.
  • 21'
    Goal M. Fabián
  • 21'
    And there's the first goal. Fabian opened the scoring for Mexico off a rebound from a nice save. 1-0.
  • 20'
    Very frantic action in the opening 20 mintues. Both sides should probably be on the board.
  • 19'
    Yellow Card Olivier Thomert
  • 14'
    Martinique hasn't backed down. A couple of chances already and Munoz has had to make some saves in the Mexican goal.
  • 11'
    Now Mexico playing a dangerous game of it's own, with the goalkeeper way out in the corner trying to play as a sweeper. This game has had a wild start to it. Not a lot of good defending going on right now.
  • 10'
    Martinique living dangerously. A terrible clearance from a corner almost turns into an own-goal.
  • 7'
    Jimenez!!! What a chance, and so close to being the opening goal. Jimenez bangs a header off the woodwork. Martinique struggling to keep Mexico from floating in crosses.
  • 5'
    Just as a note, Mexico in the white kit with red shorts, a different look for sure. As I'm saying that, Fabian gets in behind but misses out on any kind of chance. Mexico clearly set to attack today against this Martinique side.
  • 2'
    Mexico with a ncie chance early on, a cross filters across the face of goal, but nobody can get the touch on the end of it.
  • 1'
    We're off and running.
  • Just minutes away from kickoff between Martinique and Mexico. Mexico needs a win to make sure of a spot in the knockout rounds.