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MNT Looks to Book a Ticket to CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals When it Faces Cuba

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Cuba
Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, Utah
July 13, 2013

MNT LOOKS TO BOOK A TICKET TO QUARTERFINAL WHEN IT FACES CUBA: The quest for a fifth Gold Cup title for the United States continues July 13 when the team faces Cuba in Sandy, Utah. Kickoff for the first meeting between the teams since 2008 is set for 1:30 p.m. MT, and the match will be broadcast live on FOX and Univision. (Watch at Official U.S. Soccer Bars) Fans can follow the match live on’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

The U.S. enters the match on top of Group C after routing Belize 6-1 in the opener. Costa Rica sits in second following its 3-0 win against Cuba. With a record of 26-1-2 all-time in the group phase, the United States has proved dominant in the early part of the tournament. The USA moved to 7-2-2 this year and 6-1-1 in U.S.-hosted games in 2013.

Carrying a six-match winning streak into Saturday – the USA’s second longest of all-time – one more victory would equal the team’s longest that was set from June 2-24, 2007, when the U.S. defeated China 4-1 in a friendly and then won all six matches in its run to the 2007 Gold Cup title.

With the World Cup less than a year away, the mix of veterans and younger players are hoping the Gold Cup will prove to be a launching point for a spot in World Cup Qualifying and ultimately Brazil in 2014. (From Gold Cup to World Cup?)

The U.S. returns to Rio Tinto Stadium less than a month after the 1-0 win against Honduras that vaulted the team to the top of the table in the Final Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is the only venue that will host the MNT twice in 2013, the Salt Lake City area proving a welcome location as the team holds a perfect 3-0-0 record, with all three matches taking place in official competition.

BEASLEY NAMED GOLD CUP CAPTAIN: Klinsmann has named three-time World Cup veteran DaMarcus Beasley as the U.S. captain for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Beasley has enjoyed a resurgence with the National Team after receiving his first call-up in seven months when he was added to the roster for the World Cup Qualifiers in March against Costa Rica and Mexico. Beasley had previously one the captain’s armband only once, in the USA’s 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 15, 2008, in Port-of-Spain.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION (Gold Cup Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United – 0/0), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire – 0/0), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake – 1/0)
DEFENDERS (8) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla – 18/6), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake – 0/0), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana – 0/0), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes – 11/2), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon – 9/1), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla - 1/1), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg – 6/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake – 7/1), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg – 6/1), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana – 1/0), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg – 1/0), Stuart Holden (Bolton – 6/3), Brek Shea (Stoke City – 1/0), Jose Torres (Tigres – 1/0)
FORWARDS (5) : Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo – 0/0), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy – 29/14), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana – 0/0), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union – 0/0), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes – 4/3)




Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goal scorers/TV


Jan. 29


0-0 T


BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Feb. 6


1-2 L


Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 22

Costa Rica*

1-0 W


Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

March 26


0-0 T


Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

May 29


2-4 L

Cameron, Dempsey

FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio

June 2


4-3 W

Altidore, Dempsey (2), own goal

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7


2-1 W

Altidore, Evans

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11


2-0 W

Altidore, E. Johnson

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18


1-0 W


Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 5


6-0 W

Gomez, Donovan (2), Wondolowski, Goodson, Bedoya

Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, Calif.

July 9


6-1 W

Wondolowski (3), Holden, Bedoya, Donovan

JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13


3:30 p.m.

FOX, Univision

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 16

Costa Rica^

8 p.m.

FOX Soccer, UniMas, Univision Deportes

Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

Sept. 6

Costa Rica*



Estadio Nacional; San Jose, Costa Rica

Sept. 10


8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 11



ESPN network, WatchESPN, UniMas

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 15




Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup


  • Wondolowski became the third U.S. player to tally a hat trick in a Gold Cup match, joining Brian McBride and Landon Donovan. His hat trick during the USA’s 6-1 win against Belize also marked the 15th time a MNT player has notched three or more goals in a game.
  • Donovan became the first MNT player to record 50 career goals and 50 assists when he recorded an assist on Stuart Holden’s goal in the second half. The midfielder notched another assist on Michael Orozco Fiscal’s header goal later in the half and also converted a penalty kick for his 52nd career goal.
  • The U.S. improved to a perfect 12-0-0 in Gold Cup openers. Overall, the USA moved to 7-2-2 this year.
  • Six USA players made their Gold Cup debuts: Nick Rimando, Orozco Fiscal, Joe Corona, Mix Diskerud, Jose Torres and second-half substitution Brek Shea.
  • With his start, the Norwegian-born Diskerud is now officially tied to the United States for his international career.
  • Donovan made his 146th career appearance and is now 18 caps behind all-time leader Cobi Jones (164). Donovan also played in his team-high 29th career Gold Cup game.
  • DaMarcus Beasley, who is wearing the captain’s armband for the 2013 Gold Cup, played in his 105th career game on Tuesday and will tie eighth-place Eric Wynalda (106) with his next appearance. The game also marked Beasley’s 18th career Gold Cup appearance.
  • Holden made his sixth career Gold Cup appearance when he started the second half in place of Kyle Beckerman. His goal was his first for the National Team since 2009 and marked his third career tally, with all of his goals coming in the Gold Cup.
  • The 12 goals over the span of two games tied for the second most scored in consecutive matches in U.S. history. The record is 15, set in two games in 1993 against the Cayman Islands (8-1 W) and El Salvador (7-0 W). The U.S. scored 12 goals in two consecutive games in its first two home games in 1925 and 1926, both 6-1 victories against Canada.
  • The most goals the MNT has scored over the span of three games is 16. The U.S. needs four goals to tie, or five goals to pass that mark.


  • The United States and Cuba have met nine times, with the U.S. holding a commanding 7-1-1 record all-time in the series dating back to 1947.
  • Overall, the USA has scored 28 goals against Cuba and surrendered 10.
  • Eight of the games have been in official competition, including four in the Gold Cup.
  • The teams faced off in four straight tournaments (1998, 2002, 2003, 2005), with the U.S. posting four wins and the first three by shutout.
  • Four players on the roster have faced Cuba previously: Landon Donovan (four times), DaMarcus Beasley (3), Oguchi Onyewu and Jose Torres.
  • Donovan has scored seven times against Cuba. In the 5-0 win on July 19, 2003 in Foxborough, Mass., he became the fourth player in MNT history to record four goals in one game.
  • Beasley has three goals in four games against Cuba, including a pair in the 6-1 win in World Cup qualifying on Oct. 11, 2008, in Washington, D.C. that secured the USA’s place in the Final Round.
  • Donovan and Onyewu also got on the scoreboard that day, while Torres earned his first cap for the United States.


  • Brek Shea replaced the injured Joshua Gatt (knee) on the final 23-man roster. Additionally, Chris Pontius was added to the 35-player pool.
  • Eight players on the roster have previous experience in the Gold Cup, and four are former champions: DaMarcus Beasley (2002, 2005, 2007), Landon Donovan (2002, 2005, 2007), Oguchi Onyewu (2005, 2007) and Michael Parkhurst (2007).
  • Donovan is the USA’s all-time leader in appearances (29) and goals (14) in the Gold Cup.
  • Donovan scored his 50th and 51st career international goals when the U.S. Men's National Team defeated Guatemala 6-0 on July 5 in San Diego.
  • Chris Wondolowski and Alejandro Bedoya each notched their first international goals that day, “Wondo” finishing a loose ball intended for Stuart Holden while Bedoya got on the end of a cross across the box by Brek Shea.
  • Joe Corona made his first start for the senior team in that game.
  • It was the USA's most lopsided win since an 8-0 victory against Barbados on June 15, 2008.
  • Beckerman, who captained the U.S. in the 0-0 draw against Canada earlier this year, became one of five players on the roster to score his first goal with the National Team in a Gold Cup game when he tallied the tying goal in the 2-1 win in extra time against Panama in the 2009 Gold Cup quarterfinal. Clarence Goodson one-upped him in the next game, scoring the game-winner against Honduras in the 2-0 win on June 23 in Chicago. Onyewu also made his first count, scoring in second-half stoppage time to deliver the U.S. a dramatic 2-1 victory in the 2005 semifinal.
  • The others: Beasley potted the game-winner in stoppage time of the opener of the 2002 Gold Cup on Jan. 29, 2002, against Korea Republic, and Holden in the 4-0 win on July 4, 2009, against Grenada.
  • Coincidentally, the goals by Beasley and Onyewu came in the 92nd minute.
  • A total of 12 players were part of a portion, or all, of the past MNT camp that saw the U.S. collect four straight victories and earn nine points in World Cup Qualifying: DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Herculez Gomez, Clarence Goodson, Bill Hamid, Stuart Holden, Sean Johnson, Michael Parkhurst, Nick Rimando and Brek Shea.
  • Six players on the roster play professionally in Mexico, the most ever on a U.S. squad: Beasley, Castillo, Corona, Gomez, Michael Orozco Fiscal and Jose Torres. Castillo and Corona have been joined by Gomez this offseason at Club Tijuana, while Beasley and Orozco are paired at Puebla.
  • Club Tijuana is one of two teams that have three players on the USA’s Gold Cup roster, along with Real Salt Lake, which contributes Beckerman, Tony Beltran and Rimando. (Watch Three Cheers for Nick Rimando)
  • Beasley started four straight matches at left back in May and June – including the 4-3 win against Germany and consecutive victories in qualifying against Jamaica and Panama – before missing the Honduras match through a card accumulation suspension. With his start against Belgium on May 29, he became the 13th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps. (Watch Beasley tribute)
  • Castillo and Corona had another historic run with Club Tijuana, this time in the 2013 Copa Libertadores where they advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to top-seed Atletico Mineiro based on away goals.
  • Gomez had 11 goals in all competitions for Santos Laguna and reached the Liga MX semifinals after having reached the CONCACAF Champions League final earlier this year. Gomez potted a pair of goals during the Semifinal Round, including the game-winner against Jamaica on Sept. 11 in Columbus.
  • Holden returned to the U.S. fold for the first time since October of 2010 and played in two matches, including as a reserve in the 2-0 win against Panama on June 11 in Seattle. (Watch as Holden discussed his return to the MNT)
  • Jack McInerney enters his first camp with the senior team tied as the second leading scorer in Major League Soccer with 10 goals. A former member of the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., he appeared in all four games for the U.S. in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, scoring two goals and helping the squad to the Round of 16.
  • McInerney and Corey Ashe are the only two players on the roster in search of their first cap. Both Tony Beltran and Will Bruin made their first appearance in the draw against Canada earlier this year.
  • Bedoya has recorded five goals and four assists in 11 league games this year for Helsinborg. After being a late addition to the roster for the 2011 Gold Cup, he had a breakout performance, starting in four matches including all three in the knockout phase.
  • San Jose forward Wondolowski tied Roy Lassiter’s MLS single-season goals record in 2012 with 27 total. Wondolowski collected both the MLS Golden Boot and MVP award and was named MLS Player of the Month four times.


  • Landon Donovan is the only U.S. MNT player in history to record 50 goals and 50 assists. He is currently on 52 goals and 51 assists.
  • The six-game winning streak is tied for second-longest in team history, equaling the run from June 15-Oct. 11, 2008, when the U.S. won six straight World Cup Qualifiers.
  • Four players on the roster are part of the inaugural U-17 Residency Program class in 1999: Beasley, Beckerman, Donovan and Onyewu.
  • With the win against Germany on June 2, the U.S. is now 2-1-1 under Klinsmann against teams ranked in the top 10 in the world.
  • The first ever victory in Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying added to the list of firsts during Klinsmann’s tenure that include the win against four-time World Cup champion Italy and the road win against Mexico at Estadio Azteca.


1  Loss for the United States in the group phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup
3  Hat tricks scored by U.S. players in Gold Cup history: Landon Donovan, Brian McBride, Chris Wondolowski
5  U.S. players on the roster who scored their first career goal during the Gold Cup
6  Players who earned their first career cap in the Gold Cup in the 6-1 win against Belize
14 Career goals in the Gold Cup for Donovan, a U.S. record

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the Confederation Championship encompassing the region of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. With 35 member nations, a total of 12 teams reach the Gold Cup tournament. Five teams advance through the qualification tournament in Central America (the Copa Centroamerica), while four qualify from the Caribbean championship (the Digicel Cup). The three teams from North America – Canada, Mexico and the United States – receive automatic entry.

The Gold Cup consists of two phases: the group phase and the knockout phase. In the group phase, there are three groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout phase, along with the two best third-place teams. The knockout phase begins with quarterfinals and is single elimination. In the knockout phase, if teams are tied at the end of regulation they will play two 15-minute overtime periods. If there is no winner, the match will be decided by penalty kicks.

The winner of the 2013 Gold Cup will qualify for a playoff against the winner of the 2015 tournament to determine the CONCACAF entrant in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

GROUP A         GROUP B                 GROUP C
Canada            El Salvador               Belize
Martinique        Haiti                        Costa Rica
Mexico             Honduras                 Cuba
Panama           Trinidad & Tobago    United States

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July 9 – Portland, Ore.
Costa Rica 3, Cuba 0
USA 6, Belize 1

July 13 – Sandy, Utah
USA vs. Cuba
Costa Rica vs. Belize

July 16 – Hartford, Conn.
Cuba vs. Belize
USA vs. Costa Rica


2013 MNT Statistics

USA v. Belize post-game reaction
Wondo’s first goal
Wondo’s second off the ball from Kyle
Wondo hits the hat trick from Parkie
Holden’s welcome back goal as Landon hits 50 assists
Orozco heads home his second career goal after the game-winner against Mexico
Landon from the penalty spot
Opportunity Knocks: Joe Corona

Travel Day Twist
Streaking – The U.S. closes in on history
The Three Amigos – The Club Tijuana Trio
Beasley Gets Armband for Gold Cup
The Vets Speak Out
Fitness Testing Today Builds for Tomorrow
U.S. MNT Goalkeeper Coach Chris Woods Joins Manchester United
From Gold Cup to World Cup?

Drew Carey Adds Another ‘W’ to Wondolowski Jersey
U.S. Routs Belize in Gold Cup opener
Shea replaces Gatt on Gold Cup roster
U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team Jersey Auction Raises More Than $60,000 for One Fund Boston
Klinsmann Names 23-Player Roster to Compete in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

USA-Belize: Post-game quotes
Donovan: “For me this is an opportunity”
Jurgen Klinsmann: Gold Cup Roster

Jurgen Klinsmann is in his third year and second full calendar year in charge of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Below are some of his past accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Klinsmann was named the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach on July 29, 2011, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.
  • Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 18-8-6, which now includes two five-game winning streaks: one started with a 3-2 victory on Nov. 15, 2011, against Slovenia and was capped off by a 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26, 2012, and the current one which began with the 4-3 win against second-ranked Germany in the Centennial Celebration Match on June 2 in Washington, D.C.
  • The United States finished 2012 with a 9-2-3 record and .750 winning percentage, matching the USA’s best ever winning percentage in a calendar that previously occurred in 2005.
  • With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. collected four historic victories. In addition to USA’s first win in Jamaica in qualifying, the team won for the first time against four-time World Cup champion Italy, capturing its first ever victory against Mexico on Mexican soil and defeating his former team and second-ranked Germany.
  • Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut was a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During Klinsmann’s abbreviated 2011 tenure, opponents outscored the USA by a 7-5 margin. The USA’s two victories during the Klinsmann era in 2011 include a 1-0 win against Honduras (Oct. 8) and a 3-2 victory against Slovenia (Nov. 15).
  • Klinsmann was named the Germany National Team manager in 2004 and guided Germany to a 20-6-8 record and a third-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned Coach of the Year honors in Germany, and two years later, he took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich.
  • As a player, Klinsmann played 17 club seasons from 1981 to 1998 with the following teams: Stuttgarter Kickers (1981-84), VfB Stuttgart (1984-89), Internazionale (1989-92), Monaco (1992-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95, 97-98), Bayern Munich (1995-97) and Sampdoria (1997-98). During that time, he scored 226 goals in 506 appearances. He was named German Player of the Year in 1988 and 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1995.
  • Klinsmann earned 108 caps with the German National Team, scoring 47 goals. He participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998) and won the 1990 World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.

Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba
Founded: 1924 (Joined FIFA in 1932)
Head Coach: Walter Benitez
Best Gold Cup Finish: Quarterfinalists (2003)
Caps Leader: Odelin Molina (116)
Top Scorer: Lester More (29)


  • Goalkeeper Odelin Molina has played for Cuba’s national team since 1996. Heading into the tournament, the 38-year-old has made 116 appearances.
  • Molina and defenders Yenier Marquez and Jorge Luis Clavelo play for Cuban first division team FC Villa Clara, a 13-time Campeonato Nacional de Futbol de Cuba champion.
  • Marquez is Cuba’s leading scorer among this roster with 12 career goals.
  • Walter Benitez was named Cuba’s head coach in November of 2012. One month later, the 41-year-old manager guided Cuba to the 2012 Caribbean Cup title.


  • Cuba qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup after winning the Caribbean Cup in Antigua & Barbuda. Cuba capped off the tournament with a 1-0 overtime victory against Trinidad & Tobago on Dec. 16, 2012. Marcel Hernandez scored the game-winner in the 113th minute.
  • Cuba posted three straight clean sheets to wrap up the tournament, led by goalkeeper Odelin Molina. Cuba shut out Jamaica 1-0 in the Group B finale, blanked Haiti 1-0 in the semifinals and notched the shutout against Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Cuba had a shaky start to the Caribbean Cup, falling to Martinique 1-0 on Dec. 8 and then needing to come from behind to beat French Guiana 2-1 on Dec. 10. Ariel Martinez scored both Cuba tallies in the 74th and 76th minutes. Martinique won the group at 2-0-1 and Cuba was second at 2-1-0 to advance to the semifinals.
  • This year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup marks Cuba’s seventh appearance in the event.
  • Cuba’s best Gold Cup performance was a spot in the 2003 quarterfinals. There, the USA promptly eliminated Cuba from the knockout stage with a commanding 5-0 victory on July 19, led by Landon Donovan’s four goals.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Odelin Molina, Julio Ramos Pichardo, Diosvelis Alejandro
DEFENDERS (8): Jorge Luis Clavelo, Renay Malblanche, Michel Marquez, Yasmani Lopez, Aliannis Urgelles, Yoel Colome, Jorge Luis Corrales, Angel Horta
MIDFIELDERS (9): Yenier Marquez, Jaime Colome, Jesus Rodriguez, Ariel Martinez, Dairon Blanco, Alberto Gomez, Livan Perez, Miguel Angel Sanchez, Armando Coroneaux
FORWARDS (3): Jose Ciprian Alfonso, Alexei Zuasnabar, Yaandri Puga

On the field for USA:
July 9, 2013 – JELD-WEN Field – Portland, Ore. – 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup – Group C

USA         6     Wondolowski 12, 37, 41; Holden 58; Orozco Fiscal 72; Donovan 76
Belize     1      Ian Gaynair 40

USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 15-Michael Parkhurst, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 21-Clarence Goodson, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (capt.); 14-Kyle Beckerman (11-Stuart Holden, 46); 6-Joe Corona (20-Alejandro Bedoya, 66), 8-Mix Diskerud, 16-Jose Torres (23-Brek Shea, 61); 10-Landon Donovan, 19-Chris Wondolowski
Substitutions Not Used: 2-Edgar Castillo; 3-Corey Ashe, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 9-Herculez Gomez, 12-Sean Johnson, 13-Tony Beltran, 17-Will Bruin, 18-Jack McInerney, 22-Bill Hamid
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

BLZ: 27-Shane Orio; 3-Trevor Lennen (28-Harrison Tasher, 64), 6-Evan Mariano, 7-Ian Gaynair, 8-Elroy Smith, 9-Deon McCaulay, 10-Harrison Roches (2-David Trapp, 46), 16-Ashley Torres (11-Michael Salazar, 77), 18-Evral Trapp, 20-Daniel Jimenez, 23-Tyrone Pandy
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Woodrow West, 5-Kahlil Velasquez, 12-Elroy Kuylen, 13-Dalton Eiley, 14-Andres Makin, 22-Frank Lopez, 24-Lennox Castillo, 25-Devon Makin, 30-Luis Torres
Head coach: Ian Mork

On the field for Cuba:
July 9, 2013 – JELD-WEN Field – Portland, Ore. – 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup – Group C

Costa Rica     3     Michael Barrantes Rojas 50, 76; Jairo Arrieta 71
Cuba              0

CRC: 18-Patrick Pemberton; 6-Juan Madrigal, 19-Roy Miller, 14-Christopher Meneses, 4-Michael Umaña; 11-Michael Barrantes Rojas, 17-Yeltsin Tejeda, 20-Rodney Wallace, 10-Osvaldo Rodriguez; 9-Alvaro Saborio, 22-Jairo Arrieta
Subs not used: 1-Leonel Moreira, 3-Giancarlo González, 5-Celso Borges, 7-Mauricio Castillo, 8-Kenny Cunningham, 12-Yendrick Ruiz, 13-Ariel Rodríguez Araya, 15-Junior Diaz,16- Carlos Johnson, 21-Esteban Granados, 23-Luis Torres
Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto

CUB: 1-Odelín Molina; 15-Renay Malblanche, 14-Alianne Urgelles Montoya, 5-Jorge Clavelo, 13-Jorge Corrales, 6-Joel Colome; 11-Ariel Martinez, 20-Alberto Gomez, 8-Jaime Colome, 3-Yenier Marquez; 22-Yoandir Puga
Subs not used: 2-Michel Marquez, 4-Yasmany Lopez, 7-Armando Coroneaux 9-Jose Alfonso, 10-Miguel Sanchez, 12-Julio Ramos, 16-Angel Horta Lopez, 17-Alexey Zuasnabar, 18-Liban Perez, 19-Dayron Blanco, 21-Disovelis Guerra, 23-Jesús Rodriguez
Head coach: Walter Benitez

Vs. Cuba
Oct. 11, 2008 – RFK Stadium – Washington, D.C. – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Final Round
USA     6     Beasley 10, 30; Donovan 48; Ching 63; Altidore 87; Onyewu 90
Cuba   1     Jenzy Muñoz 32

USA: 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 15-Heath Pearce (4-José Torres, 68); 7-DaMarcus Beasley, 12-Michael Bradley, 16-Sacha Kljestan (17-Freddy Adu, 76); 8-Clint Dempsey, 10-Landon Donovan; 11-Brian Ching (9-Jozy Altidore, 68)
Subs Not Used: 18-Brad Guzan, 2-Frankie Hejduk, 13-Maurice Edu, 14-Danny Califf
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

CUB: 12-Odelín Molina; 6-Yoel Colomé, 16-Reysander Fernández, 3-Yeniel Márquez, 2-Silvio Miñoso; 14-Jaime Colomé (8-Alianas Urgelles, 72), 5-José Luis Clavelo (capt.), 7-Luis Villegas (13-Carlos Domingo, 46), 9-Alain Cervantes, 11-Jenzy Muñoz (10-Mario Ruiz, 80), 15-Leonel Duarte
Subs not used: 1-Danis Quintero, 4-Yosvani Caballeros
Head Coach: Reinhold Franz