2017 Gold Cup Squad
*Denotes newgen player
Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan (unattached), Simon Thomas (Watford, England)
Defenders: Nana Attakora (Esbjerg fB, Denmark), Daniel Baker* (Nimes, France), Marcel de Jong (FC Groningen, Netherlands), Andre Hainault (New York, USA), Dejan Jakovic (KV Mechelen, Belgium), Patrizio Leali* (FC Edmonton, Canada), Ashtone Morgan (Esbjerg fB, Denmark), Antonio Rego (Almere City, Netherlands), Mason Trafford (H. Kfar-Saba, Israel)
Midfielders: Bryce Alderson (Henefoss, Norway), Philippe Davies (AGF, Denmark), Janeil Hoilett (Stabaek, Norway), Junior Hoilett (Chelsea, England), Will Johnson (Hull, England), Simon Marcina* (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Matt Stinson (AGF, Denmark)
Forwards: Vince Fletcher* (Aalesund, Norway), Marcus Haber (St. Johnstone, Scotland), Simeon Jackson (Valerenga, Norway), Kyle Porter (FC Edmonton, Canada)
Group A - Canada, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
Game 1: vs USA - L 2-5
USA were just too strong for us.
Game 2: vs Trinidad & Tobago - W 4-3
A nerveracking match ends on a good note for us. It's a bit early but my job was probably on the line if we didn't win.
Game 3: vs Panama - D 3-3
Unlucky we couldn't hang on for the win but we qualified from the group which was the goal.
Standings (bold denotes qualified)
Group A - USA - 7pts, Canada - 4pts, Panama - 3pts, Trinidad & Tobago - 1pt
Group B - Costa Rica - 7pts, Jamaica - 6pts, Cuba - 2pts, El Salvador - 1pt
Group C - Mexico - 7pts, Honduras - 6pts, Guatemala - 3pts, Haiti - 1pt
Honduras vs Canada
Guatemala vs Panama
Costa Rica vs Mexico
Jamaica vs USA
Quarter-Finals - vs Honduras - L 0-3
We were never really in the game and Honduras controlled the match and deserved the win.
Honduras 3-0 Canada
Guatemala 2-1 Panama
Costa Rica 2-5 Mexico
Jamaica (e) 3-1 USA
Honduras 1-2 Guatemala
Mexico 4-1 Jamaica
Mexico (e) 2-0 Guatemala
Klinsmann was sacked after the Gold Cup.
Rest of the Year:
We only got friendlies planned...
Aug. 16: at Puerto Rico
Sept. 9: at Belize
Sept. 13: at St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Oct. 14: vs Montserrat
So it's a bit different than facing top 100 opposition earlier in the year, but it gives a chance to hit the reset button and evaluate some members of the squad better and try new things without much pressure. Our World Ranking is now 108th, between Armenia and Albania.