Saturday, March 25, 2017

HEX updates

   Mexico, USA and Trinidad and Tobago all won their games yesterday. Lets start with the leaders Mexico,

Mexico is comfortably in the lead with 7 points. They have beaten their top competition USA (away) and now Costa Rica. Mexico can go into cruse control now.

The USA got a huge win over Honduras 6-0. Thats right 6-0 and they looked that good. The US just has to place in the top 3 so victories over Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago are a must. The USA now will play the hugly important game in Panama -Tuesday night. A win here willl have the jump over 3rd place Panama. A tie will keep the HEX tight but still manageable. The USA would have to win all games at home and match any away win against Panama. A loss will see Panama pull 4 points ahead of the states and create doubt in every USA fans mind. The USA will NOT get any calls in Panama and just might get a few calls against playing in Central America. Every team has to deal with that.

Panama lost a tight game away to Trinidad and Tobago. Panama will still be confident since they already beat Honduras 1-0 in Honduras and they tied Perennial power Mexico 0-0 in Panama. Panama wants to get over the hump....which is USA. They have already tied the USA in the USA 0-0 in the important Gold Cup 2015. Then they beat the USA in the 3rd place game in a penalty shootout. They know they can beat the states, they just have to execute Tuesday night in Panama city. This is the big game of the HEX on Tuesday.

Next games   March 28th Tuesday Night

USA @ Panama:    The big game to determine the 3rd team in the HEX. Panama will give the yanks everything they have. The USA has to play compact and look to counter strike where they are most dangerous. These 2 team are presently fighting for the all important 3rd place.

Costa Rica @ Honduras:      The big Central American clash. Honduras is the Central American Champs and do not want to lose face after getting thrashed in the USA. Costa Rica will find Honduras a tad technically lower than Mexico and they will not want to lose 2 games in a row.

Mexico @ Trinidad and Tobago. Mexico is the best nation in the HEX. T&T almost lost points to Panama, Mexico will not miss on any opertunities T&T give them. Mexico should solidify 1st place here  and T&T will be virtually knocked out.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

U-20 ,World Cup draw. USA, Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia

The United States will play Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia in the first round of the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

    The USA looked good here in this group, for the fact there are not perennial powers like Germany, Spain, Italy, Argentina or Brazil to contend with. 

The USA has fast athletic players and the midfield are starting to dribble through the middle like other top talented teams do. 

below are the groups.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

USA win their first ever U-20 World Championship.

United States beat Honduras to win the CONCACAF U20 Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica. The USA looked much faster and had more scoring chances. The USA deserved to win.

The good news is the USA already qualified for the U-20 FIFA world Cup in South Korea later year. The FIFA World Cup will start 20 May – 11 June 2017.

The USA has had a phenomenal year so far. USA U-20 "World Juniors" won the 2017 
tournament by stunning heavy favorites Canada.

The USA Eagles (Rugby union) finally won their first Championship. They
won the Americas Rugby Championship. They tied the 
favorite Argentina XV and like hockey, the game was in 
Argentina. This was great for USA union Rugby (15 per side)

Now the U-20 makes it 3  out of 3 Big Championships in 2017.

The 3 remaining "Big tournaments"..will first be the FIFA U-20 World Cup,
the the CONCACAF Gold Cup and finally the World Cup of Rugby 
Rugby League World Cup (13 per side) later in the year.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

USA reaches CONCACAF U-20 Final and qualifies for FIFA World Cup

Team USA U-20 team in the U-20 OCNCACAF in Costa Rica. 

    Well here are your future stars. The U-20 team put in a pretty good performance with a 2-1 won over El Salvador. The game got very chippy which some bad fouls mostly given by the frustrated El Salvador's near the end.

   In was the USA who had to much talent and were to difficult to be broken down defensively. El Salvador had to win by a big margin to make the final and even qualify for the World naturally the USA played keep away and El Salvador frustration grew. 

   The USA won the game 2-1 on 2 very nice goals. The USA will play Honduras for the Championship tomorrow. The USA has never won the u-20 Championship since the format change created the Title game. They did however reach the final twice in 2009, 2013.