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U.S.A. athletes trounce Castrogonian slaves in Gold Cup soccer match

Landon Donovan

U.S.A. celebrates victory over Castrogonia

Yes, real athletes versus slaves.

That's the only reason why this piece of news matters.

I am a sports atheist. I just don't get it.... why invest time and emotion in some game that you are not playing yourself?  My entire family going back to bliblical times: all of them, sports atheists.  My children: proud sports atheists.  Sports?  Might as well keep up with every Monopoly game played by kids, too.  Same difference.  Every sports match is just a game.  Not the real world.

Yet, this news matters.  The soccer slaves of the Castro dynasty failed on the field today.  Maybe they lost the game on purpose, to get back at their masters.  I hope that's what happened.  And if that was not what caused their defeat, then it was their ineptitude, which can only be blamed on a morally bankrupt leadership, and an economy that relies on slave labor, even in sports.

Any defeat suffered by Castrogonia -- which is not to be confused with Cuba -- is a victory for freedom.

I hope they all defect tonight.

Ay, carajo, en cuanto vuelvan fusilamos a los hijos de puta.... Raul, da la orden, que tengo la bolsa llena y no puedo pararme...

Ay, carajo, en cuanto vuelvan fusilamos a los hijos de puta.... Raul, da la orden, que tengo la bolsa llena y no puedo pararme...

USA 4-1 Cuba - as it happened

• USA through to quarter-finals after come-from-behind win
• Chris Wondolowski scores twice as substitute

Good afternoon, everyone. And ‘Que bola?’ if you happen to be reading this in Cuba. Which, let’s face it, you’re probably not.

USA’s Gold Cup campaign resumes this afternoon at Sandy’s Rio Tinto Stadium against the so-called Lions of the Caribbean. Which is a little awkward since, to the best of my knowledge, there are no actual lions in the Caribbean. Then again, there is no royal family in Utah, either, and that hasn’t stopped the state’s MLS team from going by the name of Real Salt Lake.

Probably best that we stop worrying about all that, then, and focus our attentions on this afternoon’s game. It is one that the US should expect to win after defeating Belize 6-1 win in their tournament opener. Cuba lost 3-0 to Costa Rica in their opening game, and have lost all six meetings between these teams since 1998.

Victory would almost certainly secure America’s passage to the knock-out phase, and set them up for a Group C decider against Costa Rica in Hartford next Tuesday. Cuba, by contrast, will be looking for anything they can get. Even a draw could significantly improve their chances of making it through to the quarter-finals as one of the best two third-placed teams.

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