Cuba and USA will meet on Tuesday for their last game of Concacaf Nations League tournament group stage. A victory for team USA will see them clinch the top spot from Canada, as the Americans are trailing their north neighbors with three points, but have a better balance in the H2H clashes. Cuba are on the last 3rd place in group A, with no points and a goal difference of 0:14.
Last game between the nations: 12.10.2019 CONCACAF Nations League: USA – Cuba 7:0; Weston McKennie 1’, 5’, 13’, Jordan Morris 9’, Dario Ramos 37’(own goal), Joshua Sargent 40’, Christian Pulisic 62’(penalty)
Last game on Cuban soil: 07.10.2016 International Friendly: Cuba – USA 0:2; Chris Wondolowski 62’, Julian Green 71’
Worth mentioning: The two nations met just over a month ago, when the Cubans were destroyed by 7:0 in their visit to the United States. The USA players are on a run of eleven consecutive victories over Cuba, with only the first ever encounter, played way back in 1949 ending in a draw. All but one of the last five H2H clashes featured over 2,5 goals, while two witnessed goals scored at both ends. The Cubans managed to score more than a goal just once – in 1949, when they lost 5:2.
Worth mentioning: Cuba did not lose any of the two meetings with Nicaragua last week, ending in a boring goalless draw the first and recording a slender 0:1 victory in the second. That games marked the end of Cuba’s run of nine consecutive defeats. The goal scored for their win in the last outing was the 1st for the team in ten games. Two of Cuba’s last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, while none of those saw both involved nations scoring.
USA took revenge for their 2:0 loss to Canada in October, by trashing their neighbors with 4:1 on Friday. None of the team’s last four meetings was won by the visiting nation. Three of USA’s last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, and just two witnessed goals at both ends.