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Mexico advance to Gold Cup final but impressive Haiti show they belong

Haiti's 2019 Gold Cup run gained them a lot of fans and earned them some real respect from their CONCACAF rivals.

GLENDALE, AZ -- Haiti defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste struggled at times to get his words out after his team fell 1-0 to Mexico after extra time on Tuesday. The 27-year-old New York native didn't stick in MLS and currently plays his club soccer in the Swedish third tier at Umea FC, but he had just managed to keep one of the Premier League's best strikers last season, Wolves' Raul Jimenez, quiet in a Gold Cup semifinal.

The former Portland Timbers centre-back's performance was remarkable, but his...

Gold Cup semifinals preview: Predictions, key players and what to watch for

We are down to the final four in the Gold Cup, with historic favorites Mexico and the United States in the mix alongside 2015 and 2017 finalists Jamaica and tournament revelation Haiti.

Here is the lowdown on each of the two semifinal clashes.

Haiti vs. Mexico

Where: State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona

When: 10 p.m. ET Tuesday

The story so far: For the first time in its history, Haiti has reached the semifinals of the Gold Cup, and it has done so in thrilling fashion. Head Coach Marc Collat's...

Heavy favorite Mexico look to end Haiti's feel-good run at Gold Cup

GLENDALE, Arizona -- It's difficult to think of a semifinal of a major international tournament with as much of a David and Goliath feel as Haiti against Mexico on Tuesday in State Farm Stadium.

Mexico has been the favorite to win the Gold Cup from before the tournament began, as it almost always is, while Haiti is in the semifinal for the first time. The 3-2 comeback victory over Canada had the inhabitants of the Caribbean island celebrating in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

"It was a proud feeling...

Gold Cup quarterfinals preview: Predictions, key players and what to watch for

We are down to the final eight teams in the Gold Cup. Central American stalwarts Honduras and El Salvador have gone home, while surprises abound like Curacao and Haiti, plus the top teams in the region like Mexico and the United States.

Here is the lowdown on each of the four quarterfinal clashes:


WHERE: NRG Stadium, Houston WHEN: Saturday 7:00 PM ET

THE STORY SO FAR: For the first time in its history, Haiti finished atop their Gold Cup group and head into the knockout round...

2019 Gold Cup ultimate preview: Can anyone topple Mexico or the U.S. this summer?

You have to go back to the 2000 Gold Cup to find a winner who isn't Mexico or the United States,  but 2019 sees both of those sides enter the tournament with more questions than answers, and they'll be hunted down by teams full of dynamic young talent threatening to upend the order in North and Central America.

The U.S. enter the tournament as defending champions, but all has not gone well for the Stars and Stripes since lifting their continental crown in 2017. After failing to qualify...

 By Jason Davis

Copa America Group B: Brazil, Ecuador aim for top spot, Peru looks to surprise

The Copa America is set to kick off, and while Group B might not boast the most marquee matchups, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru will all be eager to earn a spot in the knockout stages. Here is what to expect over the next week-and-a-half in Group B.


It probably isn't fair to Ecuador, or even Peru, to say that Group B is simply "the group of Brazil" but there's no denying that a majority expects the Selecao to come out on top. Brazil, Ecuador and Peru will be joined by Haiti, the weakest...