The general public didn't know much about Cuba coming into this Gold Cup, but since they had to qualify to get here, many were hopeful that they would at least be competitive. If this game is anything to go by, they won't be. Costa Rica absolutely obliterated a team whose players are all about to defect to the United States anyway, laying a 5-0 beating on their opponents.
Costa Rica were well in control of the match after going up 2-0 in the first half, but even the most optimistic Ticos fan couldn't have predicted what would happen in the beginning of the second half. It would only take one minute and 55 seconds for Costa Rica to score twice in the second half, pushing the score to 4-0 and effectively ending the game. They would add a fifth for good measure, taking an emphatic victory.
Young explosive striker Marco Ureña was named the man of the match after a great two goal performance. Costa Rica will be happy with the big addition to their goal differential and will now prepare for El Salvador, who they have to play before the big Group A finale against Mexico.