Coachless Mexico cruises to 3-1 Gold Cup win over El Salvador in opener
Over the course of the next few weeks, we might finally get an answer to the question of how much influence a soccer coach really has on the outcome of a game.
Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio, after all, is suspended for six official games — pending an appeal — following an outburst at the referees in the third-place match of last month’s Confederations Cup. This means that, if the punishment stands, he’ll miss all of the Gold Cup El Tri kicked off on Sunday night with a 3-1 win over El Salvador. And if his side doesn’t reach the final, he could miss one or several World Cup qualifiers as well.