Mexico Overwhelms Cuba 5-0 Despite Suspensions

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Javier Hernandez and Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals apiece and Mexico overcame the distraction of a potential doping scandal to beat Cuba 5-0 on Thursday night andremain unbeaten in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

 

Hours after the Mexican soccer federation suspended five players — including defender Francisco Rodriguez and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa — for testing positive for a banned substance, Mexico (2-0) got off to a sluggish start and put the game away with a three-goal burst in a 5-minute span midway through the second half.

 

Dos Santos scored twice during the flurry that overwhelmed Cuba (0-2), which has been outscored 10-0 in two games.

 Aldo De Negris also scored before Hernandez’s second goal helped Mexico move atop Group A.

 

 

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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