Gold Cup 2011 Results: Will CONCACAF Respond to Tim Howard's Comments?
2011 Gold Cup Results Have Create an Upset Tim Howard
U.S. Goalkeeper Tim Howard was steaming at the conclusion of the Gold Cup. And he had every right to be. The U.S. had just blown a 2-0 lead en route to losing 4-2, and then they had to watch Mexico claim the 2011 Gold Cup.
That was not the source of Howard's post game angst and rant though. The post game ceremonies, which were held in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, were conducted in Spanish.
Howard was visibly upset at the awards ceremony, and he spoke to the press afterwards. Here is Howard as quoted on ESPN:
CONCACAF should be ashamed of themselves. I think it was a f*#!*@* disgrace that the entire postmatch ceremony was in Spanish. You can bet your ass that if we were in Mexico City, it wouldn't be all in English.
Howard wanted to make it clear that is not what cost them the game:
But that's not why we lost the game. They've got some special players who put us in some bad situations.
ESPN reported that Ben Spencer, a spokesman for CONCACAF, declined to comment about the situation.
At some point, they have to don't they? Howard's pointed statements will remain the elephant in the room until CONCACAF addresses them.
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