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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Other Football' started by Keith Putnam, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Kicking off with a match between Canada and Martinique on Saturday, June 15, here comes the next installment of the Gold Cup.

    Will the USMNT find a measure of redemption after the Disaster at Couva? Will anyone even watch this tournament until the inevitable USA v MEX showdown given that it runs concurrently with the Women's World Cup and the Copa America?

    Here's a thread to explore these pressing issues.
     
  2. adam

    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Without the confederation cup anymore, what’s the point of this tournament exactly?
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    What's the point of the Euros? What's the point of the Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations, or AFC Asian Cup?

    What's the point of any tournament?
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    You don’t know who will win those. In Gold Cup it’s either USA or Mexico. The rest is just pomp and circumstance.
     
  5. Ulrich

    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Smaller teams get opportunities to test themselves in competitive format with outside chance of winning. That’s better than just having training sessions and friendlies.
     
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  6. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Also, every regional federation has their own tournament. Why shouldn't CONCACAF, The Second Worst Federation After Asia, have their own too?
     
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    413Blue Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    You really trying to tell me New Zealand and Fiji are better than Concacaf countries?

    *I know you are not, that confederation is simply forgettable.
     
  8. Christopher Jee

    Christopher Jee Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I was really hoping you'd respond to this existentially tbh
     
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  9. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    The Gold Cup is basically an entire tournament of sporting mismatches akin to the USWNT v Thailand, and then eventually the the USA plays against Mexico.

    Or, if not that, stuff like WHO'S EXCITED FOR HAITI V BERMUDA????
     
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    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    In fairness, the USMNT very likely would have tied both Martinique and Cuba.
     
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    FredMertz Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I've never heard a single person argue that it is.
     
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    FredMertz Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    BTW, close to half the group stage games in a 48-team men's world cup will be just as bad.
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Stop hating.... gotta have 48 before the important expansion - it’s the 96-team tournament that will be mucho thrilling.
     
  15. Keith Putnam

    Keith Putnam Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm very against a 48-team World Cup because I'm not a FIFA ExCo member who sees that as a giant, shiny pool of bribe money.
     
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    Just change "qualifying" to "preliminary rounds" and we can say every team is in the World Cup!
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    It’s all marketing and how it’s packaged.
     

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