The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup begins in less then a week, with Costa Rica and Cuba getting things started in Dallas. The big match, for Canadians, is the Group C opener with USA in Detroit, which will be invaded by a horde of Canadian supporters.
The hardcore types that read this blog don't need extra incentive to pay close attention to this tournament, but I will provide it anyway.
Unlike the Voyageurs Cup contest, still ongoing because of weather, this competition requires little in the way of explanation.
You pick a player, he scores a goal, you get a point.
- There are 12 Gold Cup participating countries. Their rosters are listed here.
- For Canada, select three (3) players.
- For Mexico and USA, select two (2) players each.
- For the nine remaining countries, select one player from their roster, for a total of 16 players.
- In your entry, specify country, and first and last name for each player.
Deadline is noon June 5th, though I'd probably let it slide if your entry comes in any time before the Canada match.
BUYER BEWARE: All teams submitted 23-man rosters. I believe only 20 make it to the tournament. Choose wisely, as I will not allow you to re-draft if one of your guys is shuffled off to the taxi squad.