By Joe, http://www.Bettingexpert.com
Every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is held in the Northern America region for a place to qualify for the next Fifa Confederation Cup event. 12 of the top teams in the region of North America, Central America and the Caribbean are entered into this tournament. The 2009 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup is held in America and Team U.S.A has won four of the previous nine editions of this tournament. They are the defending champions and following the success of reaching the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, they are favorites to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The CONCACAF Gold Cup is one of the most anticipated football events in the region of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
The first CONCACAF Gold Cup game will be played between Canada and Jamaica held in Los Angles. The tournament will last for 23 days where the final will take place in New York on the 26 of July. 12 teams are split into 3 groups where 2 of the top teams of the group will qualify through to the quarterfinals. The reigning champions, USA are placed in Group B while major threats will come from Mexico in Group C and Jamaica in Group A.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup has been a competition that USA has dominated for the last few years. This year’s edition is held in the American’s backyard and it looks likely that they will have heavy following throughout this competition. The Americans has also just returned from the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa where they really impressived and even shocked the world by reaching the finals. Team USA displayed some fine result by beating Spain 2-0 in the semifinals and they leding 2-0 against Brazil in the first half of the FIFA Confederations Cup. USA is certainly on form coming into this tournament and it will be very surprising if they are not one of the representative in New York on the 26 of July. Team USA will start their quest for their fifth c trophy on 4th of July against Grenada, on their independence day. Check out Ladbrokes as they have USA to win the competition at odds 2.62.
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