Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica wins big against Cuba in Gold Cup opener

June 6, 2011

Costa Rica routed Cuba 5-0 while Mexico blanked El Salvador by the same score Sunday in the openers of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament in Arlington, Texas in the U.S.

Costa Rica had two goals each from Marcos Urena and Alvaro Saborio in dispatching their Caribbean island foes.

Urena opened the scoring in the sixth minute off a left wing centering pass from Christian Bolanos and Saborio scored in the 40th minute to put the Ticos on top 2-0 at half-time.

Urena scored again in the first minute of the second half and Saborio found the net for the second time in the 47th minute. Joel Campbell finished the scoring in the 71st minute.

The Mexicans and Salvadorans were scoreless in their Group A round-robin match until Efrain Juarez found the net in the 54th minute.

The tournament, whose winner qualifies for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, continues Monday at Los Angeles with the first Group B matches, Jamaica against Grenada and Honduras against Guatemala.

Group A matches resume Thursday when Mexico will play Cuba and Costa Rica will face El Salvador at Charlotte, North Carolina.

You may be interested

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line
News
620 views
News
620 views

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line

AFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020

Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic…

Costa Rica has reapplied measures. Here’s what’s open [updated]
Costa Rica
402 views
Costa Rica
402 views

Costa Rica has reapplied measures. Here’s what’s open [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 3, 2020

Costa Rica has reapplied restrictions in response to an increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Here's what's open (and what…

Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert
Costa Rica
20544 views
Costa Rica
20544 views

Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday placed much of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area under an orange alert and…