LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Copa Oro 2013 results and scores surprised CONCACAF soccer fans last weekend. Copa Oro 2013 en vivo results for futbol’s first round of games kicked off last weekend. But the defending champion lost its opener?
Copa Oro 2013 aka Gold Cup 2013 had two results on Sunday that shocked news analysts. Mexico lost its opener. Mexico vs. Panama final score was 1-2, officials tell news. Panama scored first with Gabriel Torres delivering a goal at the seven minute mark. That penalty kick goal put Panama up ahead through much of the first. Just before halftime, Mexico’s Marco Fabian tied the game up. But only three minutes into the second half, Torres delivered a brace, and produced the game winning goal.
Canada vs. Martinique also surprised news. After the game remained scoreless through regular time, Fabrice Reuperne scored at ninety-three minutes with the game winning goal for Martinique.
As Los Angeles soccer fans remember from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in 2011, Mexico is the defending Copa Oro champion. The team defeated USA in the finals that year for one of the most exciting soccer games of 2011. After Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan tied the score for USA in the finals against Mexico, Giovani dos Santos delivered the game wining goal for Mexico at seventy-six minutes. Earlier goals came from Barrera and Guardado. However, none of those 2011 Mexico team members who scored against USA are in this year’s lineup.
Mexico plays Martinique and Canada on over the next seven days. Tomorrow it will be Belize vs. USA. Then through the rest of the week, USA faces Cuba and Costa Rica. For continuing coverage and live results for each game, click HERE.