In the first week of the Gold Cup, in which the good football of the favorite teams has shone by its absence, youngsters like the American Jordan Morris, the Mexican Hedgardo Marín, the Jamaican Romario Williams and the Panamanian Ismael Diaz begin to give shine to the tournament.
Finished the second day of the group stage of the fourteenth CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada, USA. And Mexico lead their areas but without showing the good football that should distance them from the other teams, in a phase that has been especially highlighted the 2-0 that gave El Salvador to Curacao this Thursday at the stadium Authority Field Denver.
Here are eight facts that leaves the second date of the group stage of the Gold Cup:
.1. JORDAN MORRIS DRAWS BUT US HAPPINESS
At 22, Jordan Morris is the second youngest player in the United States to score two or more goals in a Gold Cup match during a 3-2 victory over Martinique at the close of Group B’s second day.
Meanwhile, Panama returned to taste the victory in the tournament after eight encounters after beating Nicaragua, which has never won in the tournament, 2-1.
.2. A LIBERIAN REFUGEE SHOWS CREDENTIALS WITH CANADA
Canadian Alphonso Davies, 16, has three goals in two games and is one of the new figures in the tournament where his team leads Group A with 4 points. Davies, who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana, arrived in Canada after fleeing with his family in the second civil war in Liberia.
.3. MEXICO DECEPCES BUT MAINTAIN LEADERSHIP
The Mexico team, who has only shown touches of their football, finishes the first with a soso draw in zeroes against Jamaica, which can only highlight what made his defense Hedgardo Marin in the first encounter of the Tri.
.4. COSTA RICA AND HONDURAS LEAVE DOUBTS AND INJURIES
The Catrachos, who finished the second round of the third group stage with a single point, left a sad image to tie with French Guiana despite his coach, Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto, said he was proud of the team for his delivery , While the Ticos lost strikers Joel Campbell and Johan Venegas due to injuries.
.5. THE IMPERDONABLE ERROR OF FRENCH GUIANA
The Concacaf Disciplinary Committee will review the lineup of French international player Florent Malouda with the French Guiana squad in the 0-0 draw with Honduras on Tuesday. If the lineup is considered undue, the victory will be 3-0 and three points in the Honduras qualification.
.6. ISMAEL DÍAZ SACA LA CARA FOR PANAMA
Forward Ismael Diaz, 20 years and a promise of Porto, takes his face for the selected channel and his coach, Colombian Hernán Darío ‘El Bolillo’ Gomez. With a powerful left from the center of the area scored the first of the two goals to beat Nicaragua, which in turn completed five losses in equal number of matches in the Gold Cup.
.7. JAMAICA LEAVES EL SALVADOR AND CURAZAO LAST
With the appearance of 22-year-old Romario Williams, the Reggae Boyz are so far the highlight of Group C in which they are second behind Mexico, with the same points and the look set in the quarterfinals.
.8. THE DEFINITIONS BEGIN
The third and final day of the group stage that will leave the eight qualifiers to the quarterfinals will begin this Friday July 14 when they face Costa Rica-French Guiana and Canada-Honduras at Toyota Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
– Results of the six matches of the second group date:
11.07: Costa Rica 1-1 Canada
11.07: Honduras 0-0 French Guiana
12.07: Panama 2-1 Nicaragua
12.07: USA 3-2 Martinique
13.07: El Salvador 2-0 Curacao
13.07: Mexico 0-0 Jamaica
– Classification of scorers:
. With 3: Kevin Persemain (MTQ), Alphonso Davies (CAN).
. With 2: Jordan Morris (USA).
. With 1: Hedgardo Marín, Elías Hernández and Orbellín Pineda (MEX), Gerson Mayen and Rodolfo Zelaya (ESA), Dejan Jakovic and Scott Artfield (CAN), Roy Contout and Sloan Privat (GUF), Francisco Javier Calvo and Marco Ureña ).