Gold Cup's first weekend lacks punching power

BY Jamie Trecker • July 8, 2009

This past weekend, the twelve-team Gold Cup tournament got underway across the west coast of the United States.

The USA is hoping to defend its championship after a surprising run in South Africa. Thanks to playing in the Confederations Cup, CONCACAF has allowed them to swell the roster to 30 — but in general, the USA is treating this tournament as a chance for the 'B' squad to get a day out in the sun.

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