Both the United States and Guadeloupe have had fantastic opportunities early on in their Gold Cup contest, and it seems doubtful that this is going to be a game where the viewers wait an extended period of time for the goals to come. After just six minutes of play, both teams have narrowly missed opportunities to score, and with both teams desperately needing a positive result, that's likely to continue.
Guadeloupe had the first big chance, coming close to scoring twice on a corner kick in the third minute. The first attempt was deflected off Landon Donovan, who attempted to clear, but the ball fell to Stephane Zubar. He ripped a shot, but it hit the crossbar and deflected out. Just three minutes later, Clint Dempsey was hauled down by Stephane Auvray 25 yards outside the box. He took the ensuing direct free kick and he hit it well, forcing Franck Grandel into a very impressive save,