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USMNT Opens CONCACAF Gold Cup Against Grenada – July 4, 2009 – TOW #FlashbackFriday

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Jul 5, 2013

USMNT Opens CONCACAF Gold Cup Against Grenada – July 4, 2009 – TOW #FlashbackFriday

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“Less than one week after completing a historic run to the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team begins its quest for a third-consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup championship when it takes on Grenada on Saturday, July 4, at 6 p.m. PT.”

This is sort of a hybrid of a throwback thursday and flashback friday since its me looking for the last time the US MNT played on Independence Day. Turns out that it wasn’t that long ago, although looking at the records, there are not a ton of times that the home team has played a fixture on our nations birfday. In the most recent, the U.S. opened the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-0 victory over Greneda in July 4, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle.

There have been a lot of games around July 4th, but not really on J4. The other game that I could find that actually fell on J4 was a World Cup second round match in 1994 in which the US fell to Brazil, 1-nil. After opening with the 4 – 0 win, the US made it to the final losing to Mexico 5–0 in the final, who won their fifth Gold Cup, and eighth CONCACAF Championship overall. It was the second consecutive Gold Cup final and fourth overall to feature Mexico and the United States and the third won by Mexico.

Check out the action from the last USMNT July 4th game after the jump…..

AHEAD OF THE MATCH

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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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POST GAME REACT

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