THE 2013 edition of the Gold Cup deserves your attention.
First and foremost, the winner of the 12-team, biannual tournament will be crowned CONCACAF champion. This in itself may not be such a big deal, but the 2013 Gold Cup winner will play the 2015 Gold Cup champ for the right to appear in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia—a tournament with plenty of prestige.
So yes, these three weeks in July are a big deal.
It’s also a big deal for some marginalized/rehabbing American soccer players who are trying to make a positive impression with Jurgen Klinsmann one year before the World Cup in Brazil. Landon Donovan, for one, needs to show something here. So does Stuart Holden. They are not alone.
“The race is on,” Klinsmann said. “The Gold Cup is a huge opportunity for all the players to make a very, very strong statement. This is the moment now to shine.”
American Soccer Now wants to shine too. Please check out our new, highly interactive Gold Cup channel, which features writeups on all 12 teams—yes, even Belize—player profiles, tactical previews, and lots more. Dig in.
- Jordan Morris Goes Under the Knife, Gold Cup in Doubt
- Klinsmann's 2015 Gold Cup Squad: Why These 23 Guys?
- ASN Morning Read: All Smiles Before Gold Cup
- Dempsey, Altidore, Bradley Headline Gold Cup Squad
- Don Garber Goes Easy on Clint Dempsey Over Tirade
- MLS Ruling Will Determine Dempsey's Gold Cup Fate
- DaMarcus Beasley Pulls a Brett Favre and 'Unretires'
- 5 Thoughts on the U.S. Wins Over the Dutch & Germans
- CONCACAF Releases 35-Man Provisional Rosters
- Alfredo Morales Is Pushing For Promotion, Gold Cup
- U.S. Draws Panama, Haiti, Mystery Foe in Gold Cup
- Gold Cup: U.S. to Play in Frisco, Foxborough & KC
- ASN Morning Read: Moving On? Moving Up?
- Perseverance Has Paid Off For Alejandro Bedoya
- Costa Rican Goalkeeper Gets Shelled by Barca
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