Early burst helps Trinidad and Tobago beat Guatemala to open Gold Cup
CHICAGO (AP) —
Carlos Ruiz scored the lone goal for Guatemala in the 62nd minute. Guatemala, which rarely threatened in the first half, got more opportunities in the second. Ruiz nearly got a second goal twice, just missing sliding chances to finish crosses in the 78th and 87th minutes.
Bateau put Trinidad up 1–0 when he stretched to score off an 11th-minute corner kick. Three minutes later, Guatemalan defender
In the 26th minute Jones, who plays for the Chicago Fire, passed to Cato in the box. Jerez got his hands to the ball first, but knocked it into the space in front of Jones, who slotted it easily into the net.
Both teams will play their next Group C match on Sunday in Phoenix, when Trinidad and Tobago takes on Cuba, while Guatemala plays Mexico.