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

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2019

FRISCO, TEXAS - JUNE 20: Steeven Saba #19 of Haiti celebrates with Carlens Arcus #2 of Haiti after scoring against Nicaragua in the first half of the Nicaragua v Haiti: Group B - 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup at Toyota Stadium on June 20, 2019 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Teams continued to jockey for position in their tables on Day 6 of the 2019 Gold Cup. 

The four squads from Group B were in action Thursday with a lot on the line Costa Rica and Haiti earned wins in their first matches of the tournament. Bermuda and Nicaragua entered the day with plenty of pressure knowing another misstep could mean elimination.

Check out the latest breakdown from the two matches at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.


Thursday Schedule/Results

Haiti 2, Nicaragua 0

Costa Rica 2, Bermuda 1


Friday Schedule

El Salvador vs. Jamaica, 7 p.m. ET

Honduras vs. Curacao, 9:30 p.m. ET


Updated Tables

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: 6 pts, +5 GD

2. Haiti: 6 pts, +3 GD

3. Bermuda: 0 pts, -2 GD

4. Nicaragua: 0 pts, -6 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 tables and schedules are available on the Gold Cup's official site.


Thursday Recap

Haiti 2, Nicaragua 0

Nicaragua had to be disappointed with the result considering all the effort that went into the match.

According to ESPN FC, the team had possession for 70 percent of the match and outshot its opponent 11-9. Nicaragua also earned seven corner kicks and several more chances on set pieces.

However, this led to zero goals as nothing got past Johnny Placide in goal.

Haiti might not have always been in control during the match, but they were the first on the board thanks to this rocket from distance by Steeven Saba:

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

Haiti strike first! 🇭🇹 Saba's long-range shot takes a deflection and puts Haiti on 🔝 https://t.co/lEc9lZKdzy

It took some more luck for the second goal of the match, as Derrick Etienne's deflection off Manuel Rosas led to an own goal for Nicaragua:

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

HAITI MAKE IT ✌️ Derrick Etienne's shot deflects off of Rosas and doubles Haitis lead! https://t.co/DvXODCDBJ9

The second half didn't leave any more openings for Nicaragua as Haiti was able to play good enough defense to keep the clean sheet.

Both teams will now compete in their final group stage match on Monday. Nicaragua will take on Bermuda while Haiti will face Costa Rica in a contest that could decide a Group B winner. 


Costa Rica 2, Bermuda 1

Costa Rica entered the night as a hefty favorite but it was rarely easy for the talented squad.

Bermuda came on hard and looked like the better team for the first part of the match, even if they couldn't get a goal:

Jon Arnold @ArnoldcommaJon

Bright first 20 minutes for Bermuda, which has had a handful of opportunities to open the scoring against Costa Rica. One miss and one save by Leonel Moreira keeps it scoreless.

The underdogs scored in the second half on a penalty and came dangerously close to getting the equalizer at times over the last half hour.

However, Costa Rica was able to come away with the win thanks to better play in front of the net.

The first goal came off a corner kick, with Mayron George firing home a rebound into the net:

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

Los Ticos take the lead!!! 🇨🇷 Mayron George scores his first international goal for Costa Rica and puts them out in front in the first half. #GoldCup2019 https://t.co/lJKnZg63o6

Elias Aguilar scored the second goal when a light defense allowed him to find the bottom right corner:

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

Too easy for Elías Aguilar 👌 He places it into the corner from long range and double Costa Rica's lead. #GoldCup2019 https://t.co/KpdXGFTQBk

Although Los Ticos weren't able to replicate their four-goal performance from last game, they had all the offense they needed to come away with three points.

Costa Rica was able to match Haiti with a second win, meaning the team will only need a draw in its head-to-head battle to win the group.

Bermuda will try to close the group stage with a positive result against Nicaragua.