We are told that group play in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup actually opened yesterday. Rodney Wallace and Costa Rica apparently defeated Honduras, while Canada had its way with French Guiana, which is actually in South America.
For so many reasons, this is fake news.
Group play actually begins today, because America.
New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson may well spend the entire Gold Cup tournament gathering a dignified layer of dust on Bruce Arena’s bench behind the radically mediocre Brad Guzan and the quite really good Bill Hamid. But that’s our guy— it’s a feather in his cap to be back among the Stars & Stripes.
On the other side, Panama features three players currently plying their trade in Major League Soccer, to include NYCFC loanee Miguel Camargo. That’s pretty cool.
HOW TO WATCH & STREAM
United States vs. Panama
CONCACAF Gold Cup, Group Stage
Saturday, July 8th, 4:30pm ET
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
WATCH on FOX (English) & Univision/UDN (Spanish)
STREAM on FOX Sports Go (English) & Univision Deportes (Spanish)
USMNT GOLD CUP ROSTER
GK: Brad Guzan (Atlanta), Bill Hamid (DC United), #SeanJohn
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Justin Morrow (Toronto), Jorge Villafaña (Santos Laguna), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
MID: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Dax McCarty (Chicago), Chris Pontius (Philadelphia), Cristian Roldan (Seattle), Kelyn Rowe (New England), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
FWD: Juan Agudelo (New England), Dom Dwyer (Sporting KC), Jordan Morris (Seattle)