With the United States expected to take one of the top spots in Group C and move past the group stages to the elimination rounds, it will be important for Costa Rica and Cuba to get off on the right foot and place themselves in the driver’s seat to take the second spot. A loss will not mean elimination, but it certainly will put the losing team in a hole.
Costa Rica should be considered the favorite, but you can expect a very spirited effort from the Cuban squad.
Here is all of the information you will need to know about the Costa Rica vs. Cuba Gold Cup group stage match up, including where to catch it online and the official start time:
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Portland, Oregon
Venue: Jeld-Wen Field
TV Info: FOX Soccer, UniMas
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Who will get off to a good start in the 2013 Gold Cup and put themselves in good position to advance to the knockout stages? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments section.