It was a busy weekend for soccer in the States as the Morning Kickoff delves into the Gold Cup, a thrilling weekend for MLS and the most ridiculous free-kick ever taken.
The United States turned out their most convincing performance in the Gold Cup so far yesterday,
dispatching Jamaica 2-0 in dominant fashion
. Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey were the goal scorers.
Jamaican captain Shavar Thomas should return to Kansas City this week. Will he return in time to join the team before traveling to Philadelphia? Let's hope. With Aurelien Collin suspended for the match, KC is a bit short on defenders.
The U.S. will play Panama (a rematch of the Yanks only Gold Cup loss) on Wednesday in Houston in the semi-finals. The other game on Wednesday is Mexico vs. Honduras.
Honduras' Roger Espinoza is the only KC player who remains in the Gold Cup. Stephane Auvray is scheduled to re-join the team today.
The Shin Guardian provides analysis and player ratings for the U.S. game.
The Sporting News' Brian Strauss writes about the ace up Bob Bradley's sleeve.
This is just breaking as of this writing:
FIFA vice-president (and CONCACAF crony) Jack Warner has resigned.
The telling quote from the press release: "As a consequence of Mr Warner’s self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained."
The MLS was in full swing this weekend too. It was a thrilling and controversial week. Also, Toronto played.
The thrills were provided by Portland and New York, who played to a 3-3 draw last night.
The game featured goals by Thierry Henry, Dwayne De Rosario and Captain Jack Jewsbury. It also featured this beauty by Portland defender Kevin Goldthwaite: