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April 11, 2019

João Félix Youngest to Record Hat Trick in Europa League History (VIDEO)

High Press 10 April 11, 2019
João Félix has been called “The Next Ronaldo,” but he’s already one-upped the preening Juventus star in one competition.

Felix’s recorded a hat trick today in Benfica‘s 4-2 Europa Cup quarterfinal Leg 1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. He’s the youngest player ever to tally three goals in a Europa Cup game.

Already being tracked by all of the usual suspects (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, etc.), Felix is only seeing his transfer fee rise with performances like this.

João Félix Hat Trick Videos

Felix scored in the 21st, 43rd, and 54th minutes. Benfica, currently sitting 1st in the Portuguese Liga, will take their 4-2 Europa League quarterfinal aggregate lead to Frankfurt next Thursday.

See in the below vids, we’ll update with the official broadcast post later today.

View more João Félix video highlights.

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USMNT Group D Draw Includes Guyana, Panama, and Chance to Avenge Loss to Trinidad & Tobago

High Press 10 April 11, 2019

The USMNT will compete in its first competition under coach Gregg Berhalter this summer at the CONCACAF Gold Cup from June 15th – July 7th.

At it, they’ll have a chance to avenge the most damaging loss in team history.

US lands in Group D

Berhalter’s squad drew Group D, which includes Guyana, Panama, and Trinidad & Tobago.

In October 2017, the US faced Trinidad & Tobago, needing a win or tie to advance to the 2018 World Cup. T&T were at the bottom of the regional qualifying table. You know what happened.

The loss shook US soccer to its core and is the reason why Berhalter has the job today.

The USMNT is the top team in the group, currently sitting 24th in FIFA’s global rankings. They’re followed by Panama (74), Trinidad & Tobago (93), and Guyana (175).

CONCACAF Gold Cup game times and locations

All games take place from June 15th – July 7th in various locations acorss the United States, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

The USMNT will play their first match on June 18th in Minnesota against Guyana at Allianz Field.

USMNT 2019 CONCACAF Group D Schedule

Date

Opponent

Location

Tuesday, June 18 Guyana Allianz Field; Saint Paul, Minn.
Saturday, June 22 Trinidad & Tobago FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio
Wednesday, June 26 Panama Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.

USMNT among favorites, looking to tie record for most Gold Cup wins

The US has won the Gold Cup six times, including the last tournament in 2017. Mexico, who are the top ranked team going into the tournament (18th globally), hold the record with seven. Mexico is placed in Group A, where only Canada present a modest challenge.

The only other CONCACAF team ranked in the top 50 globally is Costa Rica (38th). They have a fairly forgiving Group B draw with Haiti (100) and Nicaragua (129).

Jamaica (56) headlines a very balanced Group C with Honduras (61) and El Salvador (71).

2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Groups

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Mexico

Costa Rica

Honduras

USA

Canada

Haiti

Jamaica

Panama

Martinique

Nicaragua

El Salvador

Trinidad & Tobago

Cuba

Bermuda

Curaçao

Guyana

Where to watch 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In the US, games will be broadcast on FOX Sports and Univision.

Why watch?

Again, this is the first international tournament under Berhalter. They’re a solid 3-0-1 under the new coach in friendlies to date.

This is also the first senior-level tournament for a number of rising US international players. The tournament serves as a good benchmark for what the 2022 World Cup team may look like.

2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup odds

We’ll post 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup odds as they’re issued. For now, visit how to bet soccer and FanDuel NJ Sportsbook to familiarize yourself with soccer odds.

Also bookmark 2022 World Cup betting for continually updating information.

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