The 2011 Gold Cup is underway...Headlines so far...
Costa Rica beat Cuba 5-0. Mexico beat El Salvador 5-0. Javier "El Chicharito'' Hernandez, the Manchester United rising star, scored three of Mexico's five goals! A crowd of 80,108 showed up at Cowboys Stadium, most of them "El Tri'' fans dressed in Green, Red and White.
The US opens tomorrow against Canada in Detroit. Team USA hoping for a better showing than the 4-0 loss to Spain at Foxboro on Saturday. Granted, Landon Donovan (ill) didn't play, and several key starters were rested on the bench the first half, but still...4-0? Ouch.
The Gold Cup makes a stop in Miami Friday night at FIU Stadium. Jamaica's Reggae Boyz vs. Guatemala at 7, followed by Grenada vs. Honduras. Tickets available at www.goldcup.org
If Miami wants to prove it's a viable soccer market for MLS, fans need to step up and show up Friday night.