What have we learned in the Gold Cup? We are firmly established in the 7-10th best team in Concacaf range, which is where we have been for decades. We can count on beating, and occasionally pounding Caribbean minnows. We can count on being beaten by those above us. We can sometimes get a result against those teams that are at our level. But we are not a hex team and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. Sure, we have potential to get there. We can have hope.
That's why it is so frustrating that our coach doesn't recognize where we are at. All his positive thinking and mental gymnastics doesn't change the fact that we have not beaten anyone yet. How do we go almost 2 years without playing a team at our level? How can he get away with talking about playing Mexico twice at the start of the group stage - and assuming we are playing in the semis? How can he even mention the semis prior to playing the quarterfinal? What have we earned? Haiti was not the underdog. We are the underdog. We need to start acting like it and not assuming that results will be gifted to us because we now do yoga and think positively.