Mexico overpowers Cuba, 6-0, in Gold Cup 2015

Mexico outlasted Cuba, 6-0, in the opening of Group C in the Gold Cup 2015. Oribe Peralta had a hat trick as the Mexicans controlled possession and shots on goal.


The Mexico national football team takes on Cuba in the Concacaf Gold Cup 2015 on Thursday at 9:30 PM ET.

Mexico team has all the advantages in this game because Cuba will be without its head coach and seven players. Forwar Keilen Garcia left the team and defected, according to

The six players and head coach Raul Gonzalez Triana have to miss the game because of visa problems and will not arrive in time for the Gold Cup Opener against Mexico. Because of the event transpired, the Cubans will be heavy underdogs, with only 16 players on the roster for Thursday’s game.

“There are players we didn’t think would start previously that will have to now,” assistant coach Walter Benitez said. “That’s just the expectation.”

After being overwhelmed by other teams in the Copa America in Chile, coach Miguel Herrera has a lot of things to do to make Mexico a competitive team the way it should be. Though the Mexicans didn’t play to the expectations of their fans in Copa America, Gold Cup would be a different tournament for they need to win it so that they will keep their chances for the Confederations Cup.

Mexico will play without center-back Hector Moreno (foot) and Javier Hernandez (broken collarbone). Herrera doensn’t have the luxury of a complete roster for the Gold Cup and those two stars will be missed. This would allow Herrera to utilize Francisco Rodriguez and Diego Reyes in the center defense.

El Tri will have Miguel Layun and Paul Aguilar to attack the defense of the Cubans. Moreover, Andres Guardado and Jose Juan Vasquez will important roles in the Gold Cup, especially in tonight’s game. Mexico is expected to dominate the Cubans, but it is a question of how they play together.

Here’s the information on how to watch Gold Cup 2015 Mexico vs Cuba:

TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. — English), Univision Deportes (U.S. — Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Canal 5 Televisa, Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Online: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S. — English), Univision Deportes en vivo (U.S. — Spanish), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), BT Sport (U.K.)

Who will end up victorious? Will there be an upset?

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