México Beats USA, Winning Their 8th Copa de Oro, More Than Any Other Country
Mexico takes back the Cup.
El Tri beats USMNT 1-0 on US home turf, re-establishes itself as the nation with the most CONCACAF Championships. "Over the course of 90 min, Mexico was the better team."
Mexico has just won their 8th CONCACAF Gold Cup, taking back the title from last year's champions, the US Men's National Team. El Tri beat USMNT 1-0 on US home turf, Soldier Stadium in Chicago.
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Jonathan dos Santos' 73rd minute strike was enough to win them their 8th Gold Cup trophy. pic.twitter.com/sYPijChKrW
Despite missing their top three forwards, El Tri had 58% possession, outshot the U.S. 20-10 and won their eighth Gold Cup title to six for the U.S., which dropped to 1-5 in Gold Cup finals against its biggest rival, reports USA Today.
Jonathan dos Santos, native of Monterrey, scored the game's only goal in the 73rd minute.
After the tournament, US coach Gregg Berhaltar commented:
“Over the course of 90 minutes, Mexico was the better team. What we lacked was I think some of the calmness, some of the composure.”
But El Tri was anything but composed as they celebrated their victory.
With this win, Mexico upholds it's title as the nation with the most CONCACAF championships, 3 pre-1989 CONCACAF championships and 8 post-1991 Gold Cups, a total of 11.
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