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5. GOLD CUP: U.S. opponents struggled in weekend friendlies
March 26th, 2007 5:30PM
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None of the USA's three Gold Cup opponents in Group B won in friendly games played over the weekend.

Guatemala played to a 0-0 tie at Barbados on Sunday before heading to Frsico, Texas, where it faces the USA in a friendly on Wednesday night. FC Dallas star Carlos Ruiz was with his MLS club for MLS-USL Challenge in Puerto Rico but joined Guatemala for Wednesday's game upon his return to Dallas.

Guatemala lineup: Trigueno, Martinez (Albizuris, 64), Melgar, Medina, Cabrera, Figueroa (Avila, 64), Noriega (Quinonez 64), Thompson, Contreras (De Mata, 73), Mario Rodriguez (Villatoro, 80), Pezzarossi.

Trinidad & Tobago was held to a 2-2 tie at Guadeloupe on Saturday. The only Soca Warriors World Cup player in camp, Densill Theobald, went down with a knee injury and did not play. T&T players only recently returned to action after the national team program was suspended for two weeks due to a lack of funding. The T&T government stepped in late last week and pledged $3.6 million for the T&T federation.

Trinidad & Tobago lineup: Phillip, D.Jack, Power, Daniel, C.Baptiste, Noel, Nickelson. K.Baptiste (Spann, 81), Aguillera, Toussaint, Glasgow (Clarence, 64).

El Salvador was shut out for the fourth straight game as it fell to Honduras, 2-0, before more than 17,000 fans at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. El Salvador's Mexican coach, Carlos de los Cobos, said he was satisfied with the play of last-minute callup Ronald Cerritos, the former MLS star who now plays for San Salvador. Carlos Menjivar, who was born and raised in Northern California and played at San Diego State before moving to El Salvador to play professional soccer in 2002, started in midfield. El Salvador, which was missing several starters unable to enter the United States because of visa problems, faces Honduras again Tuesday night in Cary, N.C.

El Salvador lineup: Gomez, Salazar, Henriquez, Escobar, Carballo, Alas (Torres, 75), Menjivar, Sanchez (Martinez, 75), Cerritos, Quintanilla, Campos.

Besides USA-Guatemala and El Salvador-Honduras, a third friendly game will be played in the United States this week. Mexico faces Ecuador at sold-out McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday. Mexico beat Paraguay, 2-1, thanks to a pair of late Jared Borgetti goals in Monterrey on Sunday.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES (Gold Cup Finalists)
March 24
Costa Rica 4 (
Saborio 7, pen. 80, Solis 18, Ruiz 57) New Zealand 0.
Guadeloupe 2
(Bematol 16, 41) Trinidad & Tobago 2 (C.Baptiste 47, Toussaint 62).
Haiti 3 (
Cadet 28, Brunel 53, Saint-Jean 86) Panama 0.
Honduras 2 Oliva 26, 66) El Salvador 0.
Venezuela 3 (Arango 11, Torrealba 33, Gonzalez 64) Cuba 1 (Alcantara 47).
March 25
Barbados 0 Guatemala 0.
Bermuda 0 Canada 3 (Hutchinson 25, Radzinski 30, Stalteri 44).
Mexico 2 (Borgetti 77, 81) Paraguay 1 (Santa Cruz 89).
USA 3 (Donovan 1, 66, 67) Ecuador 1 (Caicedo 11).



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