Gold Cup

Howard: CONCACAF 'should be ashamed'

Tim Howard took exception to the Gold Cup awards ceremony being conducted in Spanish.
Share This Story



If American goalkeeper Tim Howard and his teammates were not happy with the result of soccer's Gold Cup final, they certainly were not enamored with what transpired afterwards, FOX News Latino reported Sunday.

fans gone wild

2011 Gold Cup Final

It was the highest scoring final of all time. Relive the excitement of the United States and Mexico - the 2011 Gold Cup final.

After the US lost to Mexico 4-2, Howard cursed tournament officials because the postgame ceremonies were in Spanish.

"CONCACAF should be ashamed of themselves," Howard said. "I think it's a [expletive] disgrace that the entire postgame ceremony was in Spanish. You can bet your [butt] if we were in Mexico City, it wouldn't be all in English."

The ceremony before a mostly pro Mexican-crowd of 93,420 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., was emceed by Fernando Fiore, a commentator for Spanish-language network Univision.

Though Fiore reportedly mostly spoke in Spanish, he also used English throughout, including when the US players were presented with their runner-up medals.

The Mexicans earned gold by overcoming a two-goal, first-half deficit, putting on a scintillating show of high-octane attacking.

Howard, who had to take the ball out of his net four times, soon calmed and went on to praise his arch-rivals.

"They've got some special players," the Everton star said. "I thought we'd knocked the stuffing out of them at 2-0, really hit them where it hurt. Take your hat off to them. They are a good bunch of players."

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


Klinsmann talks about USMNT success in Gold Cup Posted: Aug 01, 2013
Catch FOX Soccer News as USMNT manager, Jurgen Klinsmann talks about the goals t...

2013 Gold Cup Tournament Review Posted: Aug 01, 2013
Don't miss FOX Soccer News' recap of all the biggest moments from this year's CO...

US midfielder Stuart Holden diagnosed with torn ACL Posted: Jul 30, 2013
US men's national team midfielder Stuart Holden has been diagnosed with a torn A...

United States v Panama Gold Cup Highlights 07/28/13 Posted: Jul 29, 2013
Come see FOX Soccer News as the USMNT captures their fifth Gold Cup.

Panama post game interviews Posted: Jul 29, 2013
Check out FOX Soccer News as Blas Perez and Roman Torres are proud of Panama's e...

More than Sports on MSN