Monday, May 30, 2011

New contest: Gold cup goals

The Gold Cup trophy: timeless, classic design

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup begins in less then a week, with Costa Rica and Cuba getting things started in Dallas. The big match, for Canadians, is the Group C opener with USA in Detroit, which will be invaded by a horde of Canadian supporters.

The hardcore types that read this blog don't need extra incentive to pay close attention to this tournament, but I will provide it anyway.

Unlike the Voyageurs Cup contest, still ongoing because of weather, this competition requires little in the way of explanation.

You pick a player, he scores a goal, you get a point.

  • There are 12 Gold Cup participating countries. Their rosters are listed here.
  • For Canada, select three (3) players.
  • For Mexico and USA, select two (2) players each.
  • For the nine remaining countries, select one player from their roster, for a total of 16 players.
  • In your entry, specify country, and first and last name for each player.
Entries can be made by leaving a comment (not anonymously, obviously), or sending an email to If we reach a certain threshold (say, 25 entries), there will be a prize. If not, you'll have to make do with a small ego boost.

Deadline is noon June 5th, though I'd probably let it slide if your entry comes in any time before the Canada match.

BUYER BEWARE: All teams submitted 23-man rosters. I believe only 20 make it to the tournament. Choose wisely, as I will not allow you to re-draft if one of your guys is shuffled off to the taxi squad.

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