Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Guatemala hopes to end long winless streak
by Paul Kennedy, June 7th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  gold cup, men's national team


Guatemala has a long record of futility in the Gold Cup. It's played in the last six Gold Cups yet has won only one game in that span -- a 3-0 win over St. Vincent & the Grenadines in 1996.

The Chapines take a 12-game winless streak into their opener against the United States on Thursday night.

In its most recent meeting with the USA in March, Guatemala gained a 0-0 tie -- one of the few respectable results under Colombian Hernan Dario Gomez, appointed head coach last August. The Chapines went winless in their first five friendlies under Gomez and only edged Central American weaklings Nicaragua and Belize by 1-0 scores to qualify for the Gold Cup.

Only two foreign-based players were included in Gomez's Gold Cup squad: MLS star Carlos Ruiz and defender Pablo Melgar, who plays for Antofagasta in Chile.

GOLD CUP RECORD:
Appearances: 7
Record: 2 wins, 12 losses, 5 ties

GUATEMALA ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: Luis Pedro Molina (Jalapa), Paulo Cesar Motta (Municipal), Ricardo Alberto Trigueno (Marquense);
Defenders: Claudio Albizuris (Municipal), Gustavo Cabrera (Comunicaciones), Yony Flores (Marquense), Nestor Martinez (Marquense), Henry Alexander Medina (Municipal), Pablo Sebastian Melgar (Antofagasta/CHI);
Midfielders: Jose Manuel Contreras (Comunicaciones), Hector Saul De Mata (Comunicaciones), Carlos Figueroa (Municipal), Rigoberto Gomez (Comunicaciones), Leonel Noriega (Marquense), Carlos Quinones (Marquense), Mario Rodriguez (Municipal);
Forwards: Jairo Arreola (Comunicaciones), Marvin Tomas Avila (Suchitepequez), Dwight Pezzarossi (Comunicaciones), Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas/USA), Gregory Lester Ruiz (Marquense), Hernan Sandoval (Comunicaciones), Edwin Villatoro (Municipal).
Coach: Hernan Dario GOMEZ (Colombia)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying    
"I love David Moyes. Not only as a manager, but as a person. He was very ...
What They're Saying    
"I think the strict lesson is, any time you bring in a player and there's going ...
U.S. Paralympic national team roster    
[OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. Paralympic national team head coach Stuart Sharp named a 17-player roster ...
Red Bulls and Dynamo struggle to rediscover 2013 form    
[MLS: Week 8] A week after finally picking up its first win, the New York Red ...
Brilliant move by young Belgian    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Theo Bongonda, an 18-year-old who plays for Zulte Waregem, scored after what we'll ...
Lahm: 'Heart and passion' will decide Real-Bayern semi    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] For the second time in three seasons, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid meet ...
Seattle and Washington are doormats no more    
[NWSL: Week 3] The NWSL's midweek slate of games begins Wednesday when Seattle, a 3-0 winner ...
Cruz Azul keeper Corona gets reprieve    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona, Mexico's likely No. 1 keeper for the World ...
Shalrie Joseph rejoins the Revolution    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The New England Revolution claimed midfielder Shalrie Joseph, a four-time MLS Best XI selection ...
Chelsea grinds out scoreless draw in Madrid    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Defense-minded Chelsea got the result it was looking for, settling for a 0-0 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives