June 18, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

He was on the provisional roster, but now Djordje is on the 23 man roster due to the injury of Holmes. Djordje had his first cap and goal Jan. 27, 2019 facing Panama in a 3-0 win and has a total of 3 caps going into the Cup. A great young player he will prove very disruptive in these games.

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June 18, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

In re-aggravating a left quad strain from his season with Derby County, Midfielder Duane Holmes is no longer a rostered player for the USMNT as they head into the Gold Cup Tues night. For instances such as this the teams maintain a 40 player provisional roster that any replacements must come from, more than 24 hours from kickoff of the team's first Cup game, June 18 at 10p.m.ET on FS1, UniMas & UDN this roster was due June 16.  The is game being played at Allianz Field in MN, it now has the record for the fastest sell out in Gold Cup lore.

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June 17, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

With their 2nd win in as many days, 2-0 over the Rhode Island Reds, with Bledi Bardic & Matt Levine putting the balls in the net for the visitors as Paul Blanchette got the shutout. A striker and a center back each getting a goal, could you ask for much better balance as the team is now 10-0-0 with a playoff berth assured and have been in a great groove all season long. Bledi is trying to get a goal a game this year as his 9th came at the 7' mark as he spun, advanced to the top of the box and fired from 18 yards and sent it home. at 30' Lewis doubled the leading heading a corner true.

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June 17, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

A pair of games in New England kicked off with Boston City and a 3-1 win. Different players, same result with Ricardo Bocanegra getting one at 13', @ 17' the home team tied it up only to have Bocanegra complete his brace on an assist from Darwin Espinal at 19' off a crossing ball, as Ricardo cleaned up his own rebound in putting it past Katz. Espinal got back on the scoresheet with a goal putting him also on the scoreboard at 65', his 4th in 3 games facing Boston City FC.  A 5 p.m. start the next day means more players are getting more minutes, this will serve to keep all fresh and fit.

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June 13, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

NCFC, coached by the interm USMNT coach, David Sarachan had already matched up wth 15 MLS teams about half an MLS season, in this one of the oldest soccer competitions in the nation, they were not up to the task as they dropped this one 4-0 at St. John's Universitys' Belson Stadium. They had a great chance early as a short corner played into Steven Miller put NYCFC GK Brad Stuver to the test. After that, the result was never in doubt despite the many new pieces on the field for NYCFC then began to gel far better.

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