Gold Cup 2017 Warm-up

The 2017 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will start on the 7th of July. In Harrisson, French Guiana and Canada kick off for the 14th edition of the Gold Cup. Hosts USA start their campaign one day later and defending champions Mexico appear for the first time on July 9th. Here is your usual preview in numbers:

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Goal scoring comparison: Javier Hernández versus Karim Benzema

In the shadow of all big transfers of last summer’s transfer window, there was Javier Hernández’ move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. Quite a big name and two big clubs, but I am sure there is a lot o football followers who still do not know Chicharito is playing at last season’s Champions League winner. But he might have woken up some people with his 2 goals against Deportivo la Coruña last weekend (20 sept). Although it concerned the 7-2 and the 8-2, his first goal for Los Merengues was a beautiful one: http://youtu.be/-Ww05EX1MZ8

From the minute that some obscure Twitter accounts brought the news of Hernández’ move my Mexican friend told me he would downgrade Madrid’s current striker Karim Benzema to the bench, arguing that Chicharito, when he finally plays, makes more goals than the French striker. Time to see the stats:

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