|26-Goal Gold Cup 2017|
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach
When: March 12th - March 26th, 2017
Teams Entered: 4
The Valiente team with the USPA Gold Cup perpetual trophy
MVP Adolfo Cambiaso & Best Playing Pony Chocolate played by Adolfo Cambiaso
|Valiente vs Coca-Cola in the USPA 26-goal Gold Cup final|
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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 22, 2017 Coca-Cola vs Orchard Hill Semifinals (Click Here to View all Photos)|
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.
|March 19, 2017 Valiente vs Orchard Hill (Click Here to View all Photos)|
Coca-Cola and Audi met up in the 2nd match on the Engel & Volkers field and what started out as a close game 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 19, 2017 Coca-Cola vs Audi (Click Here to View all Photos)|
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.
|March 12, 2017 Orchard Hill vs Audi (Click Here to view all photos)|
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.
|March 12, 2017: Valiente vs Coca-Cola (Click Here to View all photos)|
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