The Gold Cup’s Group B will go underway with the El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago match this Monday, July 8, 2013 (4:00 PM PST) at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. El Salvador will make their 2013 Gold Cup debut when they face Trinidad & Tobago. The ‘selecta’ played below form in the recent CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers where they could not even reach the final round. Trinidad & Tobago went through a similar road, therefore Monday’s match will be a crucial match-up between two similar under-performing teams. This game could be determining in who will end in 2nd place of the group which also includes Honduras and Haiti.
Update: The El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago match ended in a 2-2 draw. Click here for a full review and highlights of the match.
El Salvador enters the Gold Cup with the goal of creating national soccer history. They did not fare well in the qualifiers, therefore their only satisfaction in at least the next two years will be to go deep in this competition. To qualify into the Gold Cup, they finished 3rd in the Central American Cup just behind Costa Rica and Honduras. Although winning the trophy may be a long-stretch for the selecta, they are still considered as a team who could go as far as the semifinals.
El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago Prediction
The El Salvador match against Trinidad & Tobago will be a tight contest between two nations who will battle for Group B’s second place spot. On paper, Honduras will win the group, therefore El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago understand that the winner of Monday’s game will qualify into the quarterfinals.
The game at the Red Bull Arena will have both squads playing offensively and aggressively. In a good game, Trinidad & Tobago will be the superior team and they will win 2-1.
El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago Television
The El Salvador vs Trinidad & Tobago Gold Cup match will be televised this Monday, June 8, 2013 on Fox Soccer Channel and Univision Deportes at 4:00 PM Pacific.