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Offline ALA2262

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Gold Cup
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:51:41 AM »
I am so pissed at the pairings for the final round. Must be all Mexicans on the committee. There are four teams that won two games in the Group round of play. Final round consists of the top 8 teams. No way three of those top 4 should be in the same bracket. Right!?

Wrong! #'s 1 (USA), 2, 3 and 8 are in the top bracket. #'s 4 (Mexico), 5, 6, and 7 are in the lower bracket!
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Re: Gold Cup
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:14:05 AM »
Just got my answer. How stupid is this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_CONCACAF_Gold_Cup_knockout_stage


If seeded, the pairings should have been #1 USA-#8 El Salvador, #2 Panama-#7 Honduras, #3 Costa Rica-#6 Jamaica, and #4 Mexico-#5 Canada

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Re: Gold Cup
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:24:57 PM »
Just also learned that even prior to any drawing, it was determined that the winners of the groups the US and Mexico were in would play the two third place teams in the Final Round.  :wtf: Panama and Costa Rica got screwed on that deal. And wound up having to face each other in the very first match of the Final Round!
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Re: Gold Cup
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 03:31:42 PM »
Just got back from a week in Mexico and the only games they had at the resort were the Mexico games.  Even here in Austin it's hard to get much of this tournament.  I mean, I get it, this isn't like last year's Copa America Centenario-- I was in Mexico for a week then, too, and had no problem getting ALL the games. 

But it sure seems like there'd be more interest and better coverage than we're currently getting.


 

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