Once a Goat: Michael Umaña, Osael Romero, Gerson Mayen, and Ante Jazic at the Gold Cup

Stephen Dunn

Several former Chivas USA players have been involved in the continental championship. How have they done so far?

This summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup has seen a number of former Chivas USA players take the field, both in playing and coaching capacities. With the group stages over and the knockout rounds set to begin this weekend, let's look at what the former Goats have been doing so far.

Costa Rican international Michael Umana played 90 minutes in all of his team's group stage matches - a 3-0 win over Cuba, a 1-0 win over Belize, and a 1-0 loss to the United States. Osael Romero and Gerson Mayen are both in the El Salvador squad. However, Mayen is not a starter and only played 3 minutes of the group stage in El Salvador's final match against Haiti, which the team won 1-0. Romero, on the other hand, started all three of the group stage matches. He only went 90 minutes in the first, and was subbed out in the 83rd min and 64th min of the next two matches.

In a non-playing capacity, Ante Jazic took the field as an assistant coach for Canada. Unfortunately for Jazic, Canada failed to win any of their matches - they notched goalless losses to Martinque and Mexico, and a 0-0 draw against Panama. Canada did not advance to the next round of the tournament, and with the newly appointed head coach Benito Floro coming in for the Canadians, it is unclear if Jazic will continue working with the CMNT.

You can watch the other three former Goats in the Quarterfinals of the tournament. Umana and Costa Rica finished second in Group C and will take the field against Honduras (second in Group B). Romero, Mayen, and El Salvador finished third in Group B and will be playing against the United States (1st in Group C). Both matches take place Sunday in Baltimore.

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