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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old January 31st, 2002, 10:23 Thread Starter
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Copa de Oro: Your Winner is ........

Choose the Cup Champion here !!!!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old January 31st, 2002, 15:07
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I voted for the US but in all truth I beleive Costa Rica is the better team.
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Well I actually voted for the Ticos...I dont think Wanchope can be stopped, and if he is...other strikers will be freed...
Tight game maybe even OT..But no PK's....C Rica by one goal

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We have stopped Wanchope before, so I voted for us!
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US HANDS DOWN

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Just want to say I hope Im wrong !!!

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U.S. ready for another shot at Costa Rica

1 February 2002 (www.TEAMtalk.com) -

The United States will take on Costa Rica for the third time in nine months in the Gold Cup final on Saturday afternoon and hope to take home their second tournament title.

The two teams are no strangers after two top of the table clashes in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying with the home team winning both encounters. The last time they played in September, Costa Rica dominated the game en route to sealing their World Cup berth.

On Saturday (3pm, Univision), the U.S. have a chance for their first title since 1991 while Costa Rica have never won the Gold Cup. This is already the Ticos' best finish in the tournament.

Costa Rica will field the exact same line-up they used on September 5, minus Rolando Fonseca who left the tournament earlier with an injury.

The U.S. however will only three players in the starting line-up on Saturday who played in that game. Jeff Agoos, Chris Armas, and Cobi Jones were in that game while Landon Donovan and Kasey Keller were on the bench.

Costa Rica seemingly stumbled out of the gate at the beginning of the Gold Cup before finding their form and eventually securing a spot in the final.

After blanking tiny Martinique 2-0 in their opening match, Costa Rica were held to a surprising 1-1 draw against T&T. In their quarter-final, Costa Rica needed a golden goal to get past Haiti 2-1. The Ticos, however, bounced back to crush South Korea 3-1 in the semi-final and look to keep their momentum going on Saturday.

“There were some difficult times at the beginning of the tournament but we have had the strength to improve and get ahead,” said Costa Rica head coach Alexandre Guimaraes. “We hope to play better Saturday to win the title, something that Costa Rica has been looking for for a long time and which will be very difficult to attain.”

The difference is Bruce Arena has used the tournament to blood young players and re-habilitate players who have been injured while Costa Rica has used the tournament to build cohesiveness in their squad.

“We have taken this tournament very seriously, which is why we brought over our first team,” Guimaraes said.

One of those injured players for the U.S. was Brian McBride who has been in stellar form, leading Gold Cup scorers with four goals in as many matches.

On the defensive end, Kasey Keller has spearheaded a backline that has produced three consecutive shutouts. Keller turned in an inspired performance in the penalty kick shootout against Canada in the semifinal, making two key saves.

Midfielder Eddie Lewis and defender Carlos Bocanegra both suffered injuries in Wednesday's night semifinal and are continuing to recover but should play.

"We look forward to the match tomorrow against Costa Rica. The team is in pretty good shape physically however we do have some concerns playing three games in six days. Given that fact, we still think our team will be well-prepared and eager to play," said U.S. Head Coach Bruce Arena.

Guimaraes has the luxury of carrying a full-strength side to the competition, and will send out the same 11 who took out Korea in the semi-final 3-1.

"Costa Rica has an outstanding team with balance in every position, but most notably, our concern is going to be with their forward line with Wanchope, Gomez, and with (Hernan) Medford joining them at times," said Arena.

While Manchester City Paulo Wanchope might be the player for the U.S. to keep an eye on, it has been Ronald Gomez who has been carrying the team with some key goals throughout the tournament. Either way, this is the best striking combination the U.S. have faced in the tournament, but Kasey Keller has led the defense to giving up just one goal so far in the tournament.

"I've had a few good tournaments in the Gold Cup. This is my third time. The first time I finished third, the second time I finished second, now I think it's time for first." said U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller.

Probable starting line-ups:

USA: Kasey Keller, Carlos Bocanegra, Jeff Agoos, Frankie Hejduk, Pablo Mastroeni, Eddie Lewis, Cobi Jones, Chris Armas, Landon Donovan, Josh Wolff, Brian McBride

Costa Rica: Erick Lonnis, Carlos Castro, Luis Marin, Reynaldo Parks, Gilberto Martinez, Mauricio Solis, Wilmer Lopez, Walter Centeno, Hernan Medford, Ronald Gomez, Paulo Wanchope

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We have stopped Wanchope before, but not with the defenders we are sending out today.

Sanneh in particular has been very effective against him; big, strong, can't be shoved around. But Tony's with Hertha Berlin today. It will be very interesting to see who draws his mark the majority of the time, for you surely have to account for him every time down.
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EOFH ...USA 1 Costa Rica 0 (Wolf)

It could easily be 3x0 already !!!!

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Korea denied third spot in Gold Cup play-off

- Defending champions Canada secured third place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over World Cup co-hosts South Korea.

The Koreans started strongly and took the lead after 14 minutes when veteran forward Kim Do-hoon received a pass from captain Choi Jin-cheul on the edge of the penalty area, spun past two defenders and drove the ball home off the left hand upright.

Do-hoon scored again in the 33rd minute but this time for Canada.

Korean midfielder Kim Nam-il headed a dangerous Canadian cross against his own crossbar, Canadian captain Jason deVos headed the ball back toward the goal and Do-hoon could only divert it into his own net.

Canada went ahead in the 35th minute when forward Dwayne DeRosario picked up a pass from midfielder Paul Stalteri and fired home from 18 metres.

Korean pressed forward for an equaliser during the second half but the Canadian defence held firm.


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USA Wins it 2x0 !!!

Copa de Oro 2002 for the EEUU !!!!!!!!!


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HELL YESSSSS! 2-0 TOLD YA SO!

Congratulations United States Soccer, Enjoy today is your day! and to all the American friends in this forum Guatemala too celebrates with you...

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USA caps golden run

U.S. soccer coach Bruce Arena was extremely pleased, even though part of his job just got tougher. With young players providing most of the key plays, the Americans capped an unbeaten trip through the CONCACAF Gold Cup by beating Costa Rica 2-0 in Saturday's title game. The Americans last won the event in its first year, 1991.


RR Did you bribe Warner into givin you the score ahead of time ???

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I told him I would give him better press at rojomania in exchange for the score
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I told him I would give him better press at rojomania in exchange for the score
Next time I'll pay 1/2 the bribe with you..We'll go 50/50..Maybe for the Champions Cup !!!!! :dielaugh:

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or Libertadores if Colo Colo

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Bambam is getting ready to do his part in the reconstruction bit...Im telling you that if they have responsible people running the rebuilding Ill send some $$$ myself...Hell why not ??? You only live once and ColoColo is my passion....(After my wife of course...just in case she reads my ColoColo Oath )

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Well, Sorry for the late reply, but I have been very busy in my work.
What can I say about it, the best team win the match, USA deserve the victory, and let me tell you that 2-0 was a short score, USA had a lot of chances to win for more goals.
On Costa Rica, well we play the worst game of the Cup, like our coach said: "Everything that could go wrong, happend", I'm not sad coz we reach the final for the first time, and we can learn more from the defeat.
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CONGRATULATIONS USA!

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