TARNISHED GOLD CUP
USA lose 3rd-place match for its 2nd worst finish in 13 Gold Cups
Clint Dempsey scored his tournament-best seventh goal for the USA.
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CHESTER, Pa. -- Six games, three wins, one loss and a two draws.
Not exactly what you would expect from a CONCACAF power.
The United States completed one of its poorest showings at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with a rather uninspiring shootout loss to Panama in the third-place match at PPL Park on Saturday.
GALAXY ARE FINISHED FAST
Early Dynamo goals too much for shorthanded L.A. to overcome in South Texas heat
The Galaxy had enough going against them in Saturday night's Western Conference clash at Houston, with the extreme heat and humidity and 11 missing players, so when things went wrong at the start, they were done for. Complete
GALAXY WILT IN HOUSTON HEAT
Dynamo strike early, coast to easy win to extend L.A. road skid
Houston's brutal heat and humidity handicapped the Galaxy on Saturday night, and despite superior possession and decent ball movement, they were unable to keep up with the Dynamo after conceding twice in the first half-hour. Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS Dempsey deserves a nice, long, stiff ban
I always thought that if Clint Dempsey was going to get into trouble again, it would be because of his elbows and not his hands.
Dempsey has a history of doing damage to the jaws of opponents in the past and as I have learned from covering sports all these years, old habits die hard.
CUTTONEíS CONCEPTS Taking the long view with the US National Team
CHESTER, Pa.---Letís be clear. Results matter in sports. Coaches who donít get results get fired. It's plain and simple. But there are different kind of results. Yes, winning the Gold Cup, appearing in the final, even winning the third place game should mean something. Same for getting to the Confederations Cup, even though it is a contrived tournament created by FIFA to further clog the calendar and extract money from fans and sponsors. But not winning those competitions (or in the case of the Confederations Cup not getting there) is not the end of the world. Complete
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