If last night’s 2-0 “win” over El Salvador proved anything to USMNT fans, it’s that Bruce Arena has plenty of work to do if the United States is to seriously challenge for the 2017 Gold Cup title. Lowly El Salvador has beaten one CONCACAF opponent in its last 10 tries. Given the performance, Bruce Arena has only one option going forward.
Chelsea will sign Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a fee reported to be around £75 million (about $98 million), subject to a medical. The Premier League champion announced on Wednesday that it had come to an agreement with La Liga champion Real Madrid over the purchase of Morata. Chelsea is currently on a pre-season tour in China ahead of the new Premier League season, where Morata is set to join up with his new teammates after undergoing the medical.
Anibal Godoy had a rough day for Panama in its Gold Cup loss to Costa Rica. Costa Rica has never won the Gold Cup since its founding in 1991. To win any international tournament, you need a few bounces to go your way.