Majestic Harbor won the $500,000 Gold Cup by 6 1/4 lengths in an upset at Santa Anita on Saturday, earning an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall.
It took Brek Shea less than a minute to give the United States a goal.
Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored during an eight-minute span of the first half, and the U.S. cruised past El Salvador 5-1 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Brek Shea scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute Tuesday night to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its Gold Cup group.
Marco Fabian and Luis Montes scored goals 13 minutes apart in the first half and Mexico defeated Martinique 3-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday.
Gabriel Torres scored twice to lead Panama to a 2-1 victory over Mexico in the first round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.
Landon Donovan is the biggest name in American soccer, though U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has little respect for that distinction.
Pablo Barrera scored two goals and Mexico rallied to beat the United States 4-2 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
More than 90,000 people already have tickets for Saturday’s sold out Gold Cup Soccer game between the United States and Mexico at the Rose Bowl.
Jermaine Jones scored in the 49th minute and
Clint Dempsey added a goal in the 80th in the United States’ 2-0
victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup
Jozy Altidore scored in the ninth minute off an assist from Michael Bradley, and the United States hung on to beat Guadeloupe 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.
Luis Tejada scored in the 19th minute and Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty kick later in the first half, helping Panama stun the United States 2-1 on Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup.
The Mexican government says its beef doesn’t contain clenbuterol, hurting the defense of five soccer players suspended after testing positive for the banned substance.
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.
World Cup veterans Carlos Vela, Paul Aguilar, Jonny Magallon and goalkeeper Luis Michel head the list of 26 players in Mexico’s preliminary squad for July’s Copa America in Argentina.