The 2019 edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup opens on Saturday and the first match will feature Seattle Sounders midfielder Jordy Delem, as Martinique face off against Canada. The Canadians are considered one of the dark horses of the tournament and appear to have one of the strongest they’ve ever had.
Among the Canada roster are 12 MLSers and two more who used to play here — Alphonso Davies and Cyle Larin.
Martinique, on the other hand, has just six players who play on teams outside of their domestic league. Delem is the only one of those who plays for a top division team outside of Martinique, with the others playing in Spain’s Segunda Division and France’s Ligue 2.
The second match will feature heavy favorites Mexico playing Cuba. Mexico is missing a few of their best players — most notably Carlos Vela, who turned down the call — but should have no problem at all with Cuba.
Schedule and how to watch
Canada vs. Martinique, 4:30 p.m. (FS2, Univision, FuboTV)
Mexico vs. Cuba, 6:30 p.m. (FS2, Univision, FuboTV)
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