Three thoughts on USA's more challenging Gold Cup win over Cuba

Saturday July 13th, 2013
Chris Wondolowski scored six goals in three games for the U.S., including two against Cuba.
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Wondolowski's 67 goals over the past three-plus MLS seasons are no accident. He reads the game brilliantly and is a master at finding space inside an opponent's penalty area. Chances come as a result, and it was only a matter of time before Wondolowski started finishing them. He may not displace the likes of Jozy Altidore or Clint Dempsey in Klinsmann's first-choice 11, but if the U.S. needs a goal with 15 minutes to go next summer in Brazil, "WondoW" could be the ideal player to bring off the bench. His emergence complicates Klinsmann's choices up front, where Donovan, Herculez Gomez, Terrence Boyd and Eddie Johnson could be vying for spots on the World Cup roster.

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