Gold Cup Pick 'Em: editors predict United States vs. Cuba | 3:30 pm ET on Fox

Each week during the MLS season, the editors share their picks ahead of league matches. This time, they take a crack at Saturday's Gold Cup match between the United States and Cuba at Rio Tinto Stadium (3:30 pm ET, Fox, Live chat on

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Editor Score Comments

Greg Lalas


The party can't be at full blast every game. This will be a workmanlike performance against a relatively organized Cuban side willing to do whatever it takes not to be embarrassed.

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor


I got flack for predicting Belize would score a goal. Who's the smart guy now? But seriously, folks, Cuba actually had a lot of attacking intent in vs. Costa Rica, and they're much better technically than Belize. But this is still going to be another training day for this attack-happy US side.

Simon Borg
Senior Editor


Cuba will defend with all 11 men, but they'll be more disciplined and organized than Belize was. So the goals won't be as free-flowing for the USA. No worries, though. Cuba doesn't have enough attacking quality to score.

Kristel Valencia


The Cubans made a good impression against Costa Rica. They are good in defense and organized. But that’s all. The US will dominate them and play this game in the attacking half for 90 minutes.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst


The forwards have gone into this group of games thinking "Pad those stats! Pad those stats!" Cuba's better than Belize or Guatemala, but not by a whole lot.

Andrew Wiebe


I guessed low against Belize, but three goals sounds just right after Costa Rica pulled off the same scoreline vs. Cuba. The US backline is better than the Ticos', though, so don't expect so many quality chances from the islanders.

Nick Rosano


The Cubans are more organized and athletic than Belize. Still, the US are on a roll, and should have more than enough in the tank to get a comfortable win. The big question, after a set-piece lapse vs. Belize, is if they'll keep a clean sheet.

Jason Saghini
Director of Video


US keep their momentum going led by Stuart Holden as the creative engine in the middle of the field and Rimando holding down the fort at the RioT.

Diego Pinzon


Cuba is not Belize, that's a fact. But even though they know how to defend themselves, the US will just gain more confidence. Cuba is going to get something out of the game as well, but will focus more on defending. 



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