Concacaf Gold Cup

Matt Besler
Mark Turner - Oct 12, 2021

AUSTIN – So much of Matt Besler’s soccer career appears to have been fated. From the color of the jerseys that will likely book-end his playing career, to his long association with his hometown club, Kansas City, to his almost gliding style of unruffled play, everything seems just-so in the former USMNT veterans story. Besler, […]

Gold Cup Final
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 31, 2021

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back for the third time this week. Dan and Matt do another U.S. Soccer round up. We analyze the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Qatar and Mexico beating Canada in the semifinals. Then we look ahead to the Gold Cup Final on Sunday, where it’s USA […]

Mexico player Héctor Herrera scores the game-winning goal at NRG Stadium

Mexico wins thriller with a late goal against the CanMNT at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Mexico-CanMNT is one of the Gold Cup classics. There was a lot of scuffle and excitement between the two teams. CanMNT performed admirably against the 11th ranked Mexicans (according to FIFA). However, Mexico was slightly the better team, […]

Gyasi Zardes goal
Mark Turner - Jul 29, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – Despite a spluttering performance v Jamaica in the Quarters, the USMNT named an unchanged starting XI in the Gold Cup Semi-Final v Qatar. And in much the same way the Reggae Boyz unsettled the USA with their pressure and incisive counter-attacks in the opening 45 minutes, Qatar looked the more dangerous of […]

Trebor Tracy - Jul 29, 2021

It’s no surprise to see Mexico gearing up for another Gold Cup Semifinal, this time against Canada. El Tri have been a perennial powerhouse in the tournament from the start, going for title number 12, ninth in the modern era, this year. USA follows in second with six Gold Cup trophies. While the start of […]

Trebor Tracy - Jul 29, 2021

Austin, Texas will play host to one of the biggest matches USMNT has had in a fair bit. While the Nations League win was undoubtedly great, adding on a Gold Cup trophy could kickstart a run that lasts through the World Cup Qualifiers. First, however, they must get past a Qatar side that hope to spoil […]

CanMNT player Junior Hoilett and his teammates react to Hoilett's goal at AT&T Stadium

PREVIEW – The CanMNT faces heavy favourite Mexico in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals. Both teams are coming off dominant wins in the quarterfinals stage. They will both look to continue that momentum on July 29. CanMNT faces Mexico next in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup knockout stages CanMNT The CanMNT notable win against […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 28, 2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The United States Men’s National Team are through to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Semifinals. Tomorrow, at Q2 Stadium in Austin, they will play Qatar. The winner win go to the Gold Cup final on Sunday against either Mexico or Canada. The invitees have been chaos befitting of Concacaf. For the United […]


Arlington, Texas –  While many have been focused on the Gold Cup run for the USMNT in terms of seeing how far a January Camp squad could go in continental competition, the run the USMNT have gone on provides us with context for World Cup Qualifying. USMNT results provide context for World Cup Qualifying If the […]

USMNT Jamaica Hoppe
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 27, 2021

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Dan, Rachael, and Matt are hopping with joy. The trio recaps the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup with an emphasis on the USMNT Jamaica game. Last Word SC Radio: USMNT Jamaica and Gold Cup Semifinals We recap Mexico looking good against Honduras. Dan […]

Matthew Hoppe goal
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 25, 2021

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The United States Men’s National Team played Jamaica on Sunday night in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the semifinals to play Qater. The game ended up being a Concacafy mess, and a moment of late quality decided the match. USMNT Beat Jamaica Behind Late Matthew Hoppe […]

CanMNT celebrates Stephen Eustaquio's goal in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup

The CanMNT dominated the Costa Ricans in a historic 0-2 victory. They made the Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals round for the first time since the 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup. The scoreline though does not tell the story of the game. They dominated the game from start to finish. It was a complete team performance as […]

El Salvador comeback short Qatar
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Jul 24, 2021

El Salvador nearly pulled off a classic comeback but it falls short in their elimination to Qatar. Goals from Almoez Ali and Abdelaziz Hatem inside the opening eight minutes put El Salvador in a big hole. Ali gave Qatar a three-nil lead early in the second half via penalty. El Salvador would fight back with […]


The USMNT takes on Jamaica on Sunday night seeking birth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals. The winner would face off against the winner of Qatar and El Salvador. This matchup between the two has come off in the knockout phase multiple times in recent years, including the 2015 semi-finals, where Jamaica won 2-1, and […]

CanMNT player Tajon Buchanan playing at Children's Mercy Park

PREVIEW – CanMNT could make the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals for the first time since 2007. In that year, they defeated Guatemala 3-0 in the quarterfinals. On July 25, they have a chance to once again make that a possibility. They will face Costa Rica who won Group C of the 2021 Concacaf Gold […]

El Salvador Qatar quarterfinal
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Jul 23, 2021

El Salvador and Qatar square off in the Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinal. It’s also the second meeting for these teams this month.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Ranko Veselinovic Celebrates Ryan Gauld's Goal at BC Place
Felipe Vallejo - Jul 23, 2021

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