July 18, 2009
SPREADING THE WEALTH
U.S. goals have come from eight players
PHILADELPHIA---When Kenny Cooper Jr. scored the game winner on a penalty kick in the 105th minute of Saturday’s game, he became the eighth different United States player to find the back of the net in the CONCACF Gold Cup.
|Kyle Beckerman scored his first international goal against Panama.
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Earlier in the night, Kyle Beckerman scored his first international goal to tie the game at 1-1.
U.S. Coach Bob Bradley has used varied lineups in the four Gold Cup games, allowing the goal-poaching wealth to be spread among several players.
In the first game, a 4-0 pasting of Grenada, Freddy Adu, Stuart Holden, Robbie Rogers and Charlie Davies all found the net.
Santino Quaranta and Brian Ching scored against Honduras and Davy Arnaud and Holden talied against Haiti. Holden is the only U.S. player with two goals in the Gold Cup.
The United States’ eight goals at the Confederations Cup were split among five players. Clint Dempsey had three, Landon Donovan had two, while Davies, Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore each had one.