*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.
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.
Costa Rica 2-5 Mexico
(e) 3-1 USA
Honduras 1-2 Guatemala
(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.