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Gold Cup kicks off, Women’s World Cup continues, and Messi and Argentina suffer another loss

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Gold Cup News

The top rising stars to watch at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup
The 2019 Gold Cup is here, which means it’s time for another healthy helping of players ready to raise their Concacaf stature to a whole new level.

Galaxy’s Antuna scores hat trick in Mexico rout
The 21-year-old was a last-minute replacement for injured defender Jorge Sanchez in the Mexico squad for the tournament and the addition paid big dividends.

Canada rout Martinique in Gold Cup opener match
Teenager Jonathan David scored twice as Canada thrashed Martinique 4-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday to win the opening match of the Gold Cup.

U.S. Soccer News

USA vs. Chile: What to watch for
For the USWNT, they’re hoping to once again let the world know that the gap between them and everyone else is still much further than people think.

Duane Holmes replaced by Djordje Mihailovic on Gold Cup squad due to injury
The Columbus, Georgia native and British-American dual national has caught the attention of fans since breaking through with Scunthorpe United. He transferred from The Iron to Derby County and helped the team reach the Championship playoff where they ultimately lost to Aston Villa.

Women’s World Cup News

Netherlands, Canada move on to round of 16
Day 10 at the 2019 Women’s World Cup featured just two games as Group E, but two more teams booked their tickets to the round of 16.

Copa America News

Colombia put Messi, Argentina in early Copa hole
Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina 2-0 in a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start.

VAR calls off Peru goals in draw with Venezuela
Venezuela and Peru began their Copa America with a nervous 0-0 draw on Saturday in a match marked by two Peruvian goals chalked off after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).