The USA beat China pretty easily on Saturday. They won 4-1 and should have won by more - the US team looked pretty disjointed at times (a lot of players playing who wouldn't have normally seen the field). Tonight they go against Guatemala in their first Gold Cup match with a full strength team. Guatemala is better than China, but the US should still win fairly easily. My prediction is 3-0 USA.
Since Eddie Johnson scored a second hattrick in a row last Saturday against New York, I'm going to revise the starting eleven that I posted last week for this game in order to get him in there. My new starting eleven is:
I don't think Feilhaber will have too much trouble controlling the midfield against Guatemala, and if does, Donovan, Beasley and Dempsey can all drop back to help him out. One thing's sure - this lineup would get a lot of goals.
The game is 9pm ET on FoxSoccerChannel and Telefutura.