Gold Cup 2019: Latest Group Results, Tables and Schedule After Wednesday

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 20, 2019

DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Stephane Abaul #20 of Martinique controls the ball during the Group A match between Cuba and Martinique as part of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on June 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
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The second round of 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup group action began Wednesday in Denver.

Martinique kicked off the night with a resounding 3-0 victory over Cuba, and Mexico followed with a 3-1 win against Canada.

Mexico, which Oddschecker lists as the even-odds favorite to win the Gold Cup, began its tournament with a resounding 7-0 victory over Cuba. Canada won its opener 4-0 over Martinique.

Mexico now leads Group A with six points. Canada and Martinique each have three, and Cuba has none.

Here's a look at Wednesday's Gold Cup results and recaps, the Thursday schedule and the current tournament table.


Wednesday Results

Martinique def. Cuba, 3-0

Mexico def. Canada, 3-1

Full Gold Cup results are available at the tournament's official site.


Thursday Schedule

Nicaragua vs. Haiti, 7 p.m. ET (TV: FS1) at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Bermuda, 9:30 p.m. ET (TV: FS1) at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

Full Gold Cup schedule is available at the tournament's official site.



Group A

1. Mexico: 6 pts; +9 GD

2. Canada: 3 pts; +2 GD

3. Martinique: 3 pts; -1 GD

4. Cuba: 0 pts; -10 GD


Group B

1. Costa Rica: 3 pts; +4 GD

2. Haiti: 3 pts; +1 GD

3. Bermuda: 0 pts; -1 GD

4. Nicaragua: 0 pts; -4 GD


Group C

1. Jamaica: 3 pts; +1 GD

2. El Salvador: 3 pts; +1 GD

3. Honduras: 0 pts; -1 GD

4. Curacao: 0 pts; -1 GD


Group D

1. United States: 3 pts; +4 GD

2. Panama: 3 pts; +2 GD

3. Trinidad and Tobago: 0 pts; -2 GD

4. Guyana: 0 pts; -4 GD

Full Gold Cup table is available on the Gold Cup's official site.


Martinique 3, Cuba 0

Joris Marveaux, Stephane Abaul and Kevin Fortune each scored goals as Martinique dominated en route to a 3-0 win over Cuba.

Martinique outshot Cuba 21-7 and put seven shots on goal to Cuba's three.

The goaltenders were initially the story of this match, as Cuba's Sandy Sanchez and Martinique's Loic Chauvet traded sensational first-half saves.

Sanchez stopped two Martinique shots in the 23rd minute:

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What a save! Sandy Sánchez stops Martinique TWICE to keep this game scoreless in the first half. https://t.co/Ig2DcbxyLd

And Chauvet's quick reaction to a point-blank shot attempt denied Cuba's chance at a 1-0 edge in the 30th minute:

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ANOTHER great save! Chauvet saves the shot and the battle of the goalkeepers continues between Martinique and Cuba. https://t.co/iwe7hQi7WO

However, a scoreless first half that featured fantastic goaltending ended in surprising fashion when a Marveaux header off a corner kick gave Martinique a 1-0 edge in the 45th minute:

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Martinique take the lead!!! 🇲🇶 Joris Marveaux heads home the cross and puts Martinique on 🔝 in the final minute of the first half. https://t.co/Ki5RndXpsm

Martinique only continued the pressure in the second half and earned a penalty kick, but Kevin Parsemain's shot was off-target.

That didn't matter, however, as Abaul tacked on an insurance goal off a cross at the 70th minute:

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Martinique double their lead!!! 🇲🇶 The captain Stéphane Abaul puts the cross into the back of the net and Martinique are up by ✌️ https://t.co/fBIXhUuNgs

Undeterred from his missed penalty shot, Parsemain then set up Martinique's final tally with a beautiful pass to Fortune, who put home the third goal:

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OH MY 😳 What a pass by Parsemain to set up this goal 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/6FnM4xFHTH

Martinique has given itself a far greater chance to make the Gold Cup knockout stage for the first time since 2002.


Mexico 3, Canada 1

Andres Guardado scored two second-half goals and Roberto Alvarado added a 40th-minute strike as Mexico defeated Canada 3-1.

Mexico largely controlled the match, registering 18 shots (six on goal) to Canada's 10 (four on goal). El Tri also controlled possession for 69 percent of the match.

Alvarado was in the right place at the right time in the 40th minute when a Milan Borjan save off a Raul Jimenez shot ricocheted to the striker, who blasted the ball into the net.

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MEXICO TAKE THE LEAD! 🇲🇽 Roberto Alvarado is there to fire home the save on Jimenez's shot and put Mexico out in front. https://t.co/G5P12GhMJJ

Jimenez, who earned a brace in Mexico's first Gold Cup match, nearly scored two other times.

A 20th-minute attempt sailed over the crossbar:

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What a chance! Raúl Jiménez makes a nice turn but puts it just over the bar for Mexico. https://t.co/Dh26JJZCW7

In the dying minutes of the first half, Jimenez once again put forth a threat, but Borjan made a key stop to keep the 1-0 deficit intact.

El Tri registered 12 shots (three on goal) versus Canada's four (two on goal) in the first half. Mexico also controlled possession for 73 percent of the first half and had 310 passes to Canada's 120.

In the second half, Guardado put home Mexico's second goal and his 11th career Gold Cup goal when he fired a laser past Borjan in the 54th minute:

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME ANDRES GUARDADO?! 🚀🚀🚀 El Principito scores his 11th Gold Cup goal and doubles Mexico's lead 🇲🇽 #GoldCup2019 https://t.co/hlB3ZVLByc

Canada didn't go away quietly and took advantage of a defensive mistake, leading to a Lucas Cavallini goal off a Jonathan David steal and assist:

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Canada take one back! The pressure from Jonathan David forces a mistake and Lucas Cavallini capitalizes. https://t.co/27YSCZr86G

However, Mexico ramped up the pressure once more thanks to some incredible ball control from Uriel Antuna, who found Guardado for his second score and the final tally of the match:

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EL PRINCIPITO STRIKES AGAIN! 🇲🇽 Uriel Antuna beats the defender and sets up Andres Guardado to score his second of the match. #GoldCup2019 https://t.co/KaasKpRe0N

Mexico has now outscored its Gold Cup opponents, 10-1.


What's Next?

The quartet will move to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina for its final group matches.

Cuba will face Canada at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, and Mexico and Martinique will follow.

Mexico has clinched a spot in the knockout stage. Canada, Martinique and Cuba are still mathematically alive to grab the other Group A knockout spot. However, Cuba would need to beat Canada and win a tiebreaker on goal differential, which currently sits at -10.

Realistically, the final spot will go down to Canada and Martinique, with the former country having a significant advantage thanks to a three-score edge in goal differential in addition to facing a weaker final opponent.