Cuba cautiously optimistic for U.S. game

September 4, 2008
By Doug McIntyre
HAVANA -- Cuban national team coach Reinhold Fanz is convinced that if a bounce or two goes his team's way, it can defeat the heavily favored United States when the political adversaries meet in a historic World Cup qualifying match here Saturday night.

"You need a little bit of luck," Fanz said after the Cuban squad practiced at Estadio Pedro Marrero on Wednesday night. "We had no luck against Trinidad."

The Leones del Caribe fell 3-1 to Trinidad and Tobago on Aug. 20 despite ...

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