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. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.