|26-Goal Gold Cup 2017|
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach
When: March 12th - March 26th, 2017
Teams Entered: 4
|Valiente vs Coca-Cola in the USPA 26-goal Gold Cup final|
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|Schedule / Results: (See Below for Photos)|
Sunday March 12, 2017:
Perpetual USPA Gold Cup Trophy
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March 22, 2017 - Semifinals:
Coca-Cola and Orchard Hill faced each other in a super exciting semifinal match for the 1st spot in the Gold Cup finals. A few times the Orchard Hill team had the lead by a few goals but the un-relentless strategy and skills of the Coca-Cola team kept coming back with equalizing scores to inevitably send the game into sudden-death overtime. The game would be won by a penalty against the Orchard Hill team allowing Coca-Cola to move on to Sunday's 3pm final at IPC.
Julio Arellano makes an incredible save within inches of the goal, and keeping the Orchard Hill team from scoring.
March 19, 2017:
Valiente and Orchard Hill took to the IPC field 5 under gorgeous blue skies and giving everyone the true taste of fast-paced polo. It would be Valiente with the win.
Coca-Cola and Audi met up in the 2nd match on the Engel & Volkers field and what started out as a close match became a run-away for Coca-Cola taking the win from Audi.
De Lusarreta charging towards an undefended goal for Coca-Cola in Sunday's 3pm Gold Cup match at IPC.
March 12, 2017:
Orchard Hill and Audi faced each other in the 2nd game of the day, giving spectators one of the most exciting featured matches of the season. A tied game most of the match with Facundo Pieres taking the ball straight to goal in the final throw-in and remaining seconds of the game to break the tie and give Orchard Hill the win.
Valiente took the opening win of the 2017 USPA Gold Cup, defeating Coca-Cola in a nail-biting finish as both teams played a neck-and-neck game.
2017 Gold Cup Teams:
Marc Ganzi 2
Tomas Pieres 6
Gonzalito Pieres 9
Rodrigo Andrade 9
Gillian Johnston 2
Julian de Lussaretta 7
Julio Arellano 8
Miguel Novillo Astrada 9
Steve Van Andel 1
Felipe Vercellino 5
Polito Pieres 10
Facundo Pieres 10
Bob Jornayvez 2
Matias Torres Zavaleta 6
Diego Cavanagh 8
Adolfo Cambiaso 10