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This sections hosts articles from the different competitions covered at Soccerlens – the Carling Cup, the FA Cup, the World Cup, Euros, the Champions League and the Europa League.

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  1. Costa Rica & Mexico Roll in Gold Cup Openers

    On the first day of Gold Cup action Mexico and Costa Rica confirmed what many already knew: they’re the class of group A.

    With a pair of 5-0 wins, Costa Rica and Mexico put on dominant showings – in Mexico’s case for 45 minutes – getting both teams off to a great start in their quest for CONCACAF dominance.


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  2. USMNT Outclassed by Spain 4-0

    When the U.S. scheduled today’s fixture with Spain they likely felt it would be a good tune up for a team destined to fight it out with Mexico for CONCACAF supremacy in the coming weeks. Spain got a brace from Santi Cazorla and goals from Negredo and Fernando Torres to down the host 4-0 ahead of their Gold Cup opener against Canada on Tuesday.

    What happened in Boston today was nothing less than a confidence shaker. Playing most of the match with their reserves, the U.S. were undone by a four goal performance from the reigning world champions on the backs of a number of outstanding performances from a mix of Spain’s “A” and “B” level players.


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  3. Gold Cup Group Stage Preview

    With the Gold Cup starting Sunday with Costa Rica v. Cuba and Mexico v. El Salvador it’s time to take a look at the groups and peek at who are in line to earn the right to get to the knockout stages.

    While the favorites in each group may be easy to point out – although group B is wide open – I’ll take a stab at picking who will be alive in the tournament June 18th for the Quarterfinals.


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