In what may be one of his final games in the famous blue and garnet of Barcelona, Neymar provided an inkling of the giant hole he will leave at Camp Nou. The Brazil international struck just after the half-hour mark against Manchester United at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Wednesday evening. It was the only goal of the game as Barcelona defeated a below-par United 1-0.
The Gold Cup represented Brad Guzan’s latest opportunity to seize the No. 1 spot for the USMNT, and he seems to have botched it yet again. It was the so-called off-year Gold Cup. The biennial tournament is only contested by the proper A-teams in every other edition, when it doesn’t overlap with World Cup qualifying.
The U.S. Men’s National Team heads into Wednesday’s Gold Cup championship game in fine form, bidding to win the title back after four years. The team is on a run of three consecutive clean sheets, having beaten Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica to reach the final against Jamaica. Yanks striker Clint Dempsey has scored just once on the route to Wednesday’s final, but if he produces heroics against Jamaica, the 34-year-old Seattle Sounders forward will become the USMNT’s all-time top scorer.