The CONCACAF Gold Cup is one the biggest attractions for sports lovers (and soccer lovers especially) this summer season. What’s more, the USA is going to lock horns with the soccer team of Martinique tonight 7:30 PM EST. Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, and the USA are in the Group B of the heavily covered Gold Cup 2017. Only two can make it out to the quarterfinals. This match will be, in a nutshell, an important part of deciding who has an upper hand in getting to the next stage.
You can watch the CONCACAF Gold Cup matches online. This match between Martinique and the USA is scheduled for 7:30 PM EST.
Date and Time: July 12th, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Raymond James Stadium
TV: FS1, UDN, Unimas (US)
The teams of USA and Martinique have met before during the Gold Cup in 2003. The USA MNT won 2-0 against Martinique at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts thanks to Brian McBride (goals) and Steve Ralston (assists). Although none of them are on the roster (it’s been 14 years), the MNT of USA nevertheless holds a good deal of promise.
Fans of soccer and those who follow CONCACAF competitions know very well that the USA dominates the soccer in this region, along with Mexico. It is quite easy to see the reason behind the positivity that the USA Men’s National Team has. They are confident and ready to go.
Martinique is leading in the group standings in the 2017 edition of the Gold Cup so far. It won 2-0 against Nicaragua.
Martinique is an island under French control in the Caribbean. It has no direct affiliation with the USA geographically but has players not limited to the island. The nation boasts of a good soccer team that plays in the CONCACAF.
Against its match with Nicaragua at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Martinique delivered an impressive performance while the USA tied with Panama the same day. Martinique delivered three shots direct for the goal post within ten minutes that the Nicaraguan goalkeeper Justo Lorente saved. There was a total of 19 shot attempts. Nicaragua was pressurized throughout the duration.
Only time will tell which team wins tonight.