The US will take on Panama in the Quarterfinals of the Gold Cup this Saturday at 4pm ET on Fox Soccer Channel.
Panama was the third place finisher in Group C and the US were the #1 team in Group B.
The match will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts and the winner will advance to face the winner of the Canada-Guatemala Quarterfinal that will also be held in Foxboro.
Houston is the other Quarterfinal site for this year's Gold Cup with Honduras playing Guadeloupe and Mexico facing off with Costa Rica. Those matches will take place on Sunday.
The Semifinals will be held on Friday June 21st and the Final is set for Monday, June 24th. The Semis and Final will be held at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Signs, signs, everwhere's signs.....
The City of Rochester has received a grant to unveil new signs to point visitors to various points of interest, including PAETEC Park. However, the new signs won't be up until 2008.
Plus, I liked how PAETEC was misspelled in the example [Pae-Tec], and it was at the bottom of the sign.
So, soccer fans that likes to believe in conspiracy theories has yet another thing to gripe about!
Random News & Notes
- Tyrone Marshall gets suspended 3 games for breaking Kenny Cooper's leg and then he's shipped north of the border for Edson Buddle. With Buddle landing in LA, does that mean that Nate Jacqua is on his way out?
- Lothar Matthaeus got axed as Red Bull Salzburg's head coach. I would fall over laughing if an MLS team took a chance on him. Although, the Chicago Fire could probably make a mint if they were to hire Matthaeus and then sell DVDs of his inevitable fights with Blanco.
- Ryan Hunt's MLS Free Kicks for the have LA, Columbus, and Real Salt Lake as the three worst teams in MLS. It will be very interesting to see what happens with the Galaxy should they not rocket up the standings once Beckham and Xavier enter their lineup.
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