Dempsey helps USA to opening win

Dempsey helps USA to opening win

Clint Dempsey was on target twice last night as the USA defeated Honduras in their opening game of the 2015 Gold Cup – something of a redemption for the Sounders’ midfielder who lost the captaincy to Michael Bradley as a result of his epic actions towards the referee in the Open Cup loss to the Timbers. Facing the US it was expected that Honduras might have played a very defensive game, packing the midfield and…

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USA wins the World Cup

USA wins the World Cup

Carli Lloyd’s first-half hat-trick, together with another goal from Lauren Holiday effectively ended this game after just 16 minutes and helped the USA win their first Women’s World Cup in 16 years and sealing their third win in the Finals. The 53,341 strong crowd in Vancouver were strongly on the US’s side and they were delighted when within three minutes their team was in the lead. A Rapinoe corner was driven in low from the…

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Chile win The Copa América!

Chile win The Copa América!

Chile won their first Copa América in their history after a putting in determined performance during the game before drubbing Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shoot out, Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez scoring the winner. Chile started the game brightly taking the game wide and pressing forward repeatedly. Despite this Argentina had the best chances in the early going with both Aguero and Di Maria having opportunities to open the scoring in the first half. After Di…

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New York City FC are off to Montreal this Saturday

New York City FC are off to Montreal this Saturday

New York City FC will be looking to bounce back after their disappointing 3-1 loss to the Red Bulls last weekend when they host the Impact at Yankees Stadium on Saturday evening. After a strong start in Sunday’s game they conceded three goals in the second half to fall to the Red Bulls for the second time this season. However NYCFC’s players are looking to put that result behind them and focus on repeating the…

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Messi shines in Chile

Messi shines in Chile

At half-time in this Copa América semi-final it seemed as if La Albirroja could replicate their Group Stage comeback against Argentina but four more goals from La Albiceleste together with a world-class performance from Lionel Messi sealed their place in the Final against host nation Chile. Argentina made a strong start to the game with a goal in the 15th minute when Marcos Rojo got on the end of a Messi free kick and redirected…

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Hosts through to the Final

Hosts through to the Final

Eduardo Vargas’s double strike against a Peruvian side that had been playing with 10 men for 70 minutes was enough to take the hosts through to the Final in Santiago on Saturday afternoon. While it may be scant consolation to fans of Los Incas, who’ve seen their team fall at the last hurdle for two Copa Américas in a row, they should be proud of their team’s performance this year – especially given the short…

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Play our Gold Cup Prediction Game

Play our Gold Cup Prediction Game

Play our Gold Cup Prediction game for the chance to win Open Bar prizes for yourself and a friend at Nevada Smiths. All you have to do is try to correctly predict the scores of each game (you have up to 15 minutes before a game kicks off to make your prediction) and you’ll win points for predicting the winner of the match or correctly predicting a draw. If you also predict the exact number…

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Just one week to go in the Copa América!

Just one week to go in the Copa América!

After three weeks and thirteen games of thrilling action we’re down to the last week of the Copa América 2015 in Chile. The hosts are still there and a clear favorite to win their first silverware in Santiago – though Los Incas will certainly be looking to rain on their parade in the semi-final on Monday night. Peru, who finished third in the tournament in 2011 will hope that they can take advantage of the…

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