USA vs Curacao, Sunday’s match for the Quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This match on Sunday, which refers to the two-quarter-final round of the 2019 Gold Cup, the US national team and the Curacao national team will play.
The US national team enters this new game of the competition having so far had a rather linear and congruent course, having won all their matches played in the group stage, beating Guyana (4-0), Trinidad and Tobago (6-0) and Panama (1-0), with the team hosting the competition to be one of the strongest candidates for the final victory in this competition.
Probable initial XI: Steffen; Lima, Zimmerman, Long, Ream; Boyd, McKennie, Bradley, Pulisic, Arriola; Zardes
As for the national team of Curacao, it reaches this meeting having already added all the possible results so far, having finished the group stage in the 2nd position of the classification, behind Jamaica, after adding 1 defeat, against El Salvador, 1 victory, against Honduras, and 1 draw, against Jamaica.
Possible initial XI: Room; Gaari, Martina, Lachman, Statie; Bacuna, Hooi, Maria; Nepomuceno, Arias, Antonia
Although it is a fact that I would say that the difference in quality between the US national team and the Curacao team is undoubtedly different, and curiously they will even face each other for the first time since there are records, I believe that this American team has already had better days in relation to what it has today (in terms of quality, the level of technical command, etc.).
Curacao has been on a very straight path (two of the three matches they have not scored more than 1 goals), the which leads me to foresee a meeting that, although it probably ends with a local victory, is balanced and ends with few goals scored in relation to what can be expected.