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Mexico Wins 8th Gold Cup Title

Mexico continued their dominance of CONCACAF on Sunday night as they beat the U.S. 1-0 to become the 2019 Gold Cup champions. That gives El Tri their record-setting 8th Gold Cup title and marks the fifth time they’ve beat the U.S. in the final in six meetings there.

The U.S. had a pair of great chances in the opening 10 minutes, with Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore combining well, but Guillermo Ochoa stopped Pulisic and Altidore couldn’t get his attempt on frame.

Mexico needed some time to get into the game but they created a few chances of their own as the half wore on. The game went to halftime goalless, but in the second 45 the game tilted decisively in Mexico’s favor.

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Gold Cup: Mexico vs United States – Where to Watch

The 2019 Gold Cup concludes this Sunday with a marquee final, as Mexico and the United States renew their rivalry with a trophy on the line.

Mexico holds the record for Gold Cup titles with seven, but the US would match that mark with a victory in this one. The US are also the reigning champions after beating Jamaica 2-1 in the 2017 edition.

On the other hand, these two have faced each other five times in Gold Cup finals, with Mexico winning the title four of those times, including 2011, which is the last time both CONCACAF giants made the final.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs USA – Recap and Highlights

Mexico remained unbeaten but left fans frustrated as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with the United States on Sunday night.

The quick turnaround, with this game moved up due to Mexico’s upcoming participation in the Confederations Cup, resulted in a number of changes to both starting lineups. Nevertheless, the game started at a high intensity and there were a number of fouls in the opening minutes. Carlos Salcedo was perhaps lucky to remain on the field after nailing Bobby Wood with an elbow during a 3rd minute aerial challenge.

Then, in the 6th minute, Michael Bradley silenced the crowd in the Azteca when he won the ball in midfield, saw Memo Ochoa off his line, and chipped the keeper from distance to give the U.S. an extremely rare lead on Mexican soil.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs USA – Where to Watch

One of the biggest games of the Hex is fast approaching, with Mexico hosting the U.S. in the Estadio Azteca this Sunday. The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was moved up to accommodate Mexico’s participation in the Confederations Cup.

Both teams are coming off wins on Thursday, with the U.S. beating Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 and Mexico seeing off Honduras 3-0.

El Tri will look to keep their unbeaten record alive, while the U.S. will look to shock their rival with a positive result. Mexico is currently first in the standings with 13 points, while the U.S. is third with seven.

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World Cup Qualifying: U.S. vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

el triDos a cero is over. After losing four straight qualifiers by that margin in Columbus, Ohio, Mexico broke the curse with a 1-2 victory against the United States. It was the first home loss in World Cup qualifying for the USMNT since 2001.

El Tri looked the better side from the opening whistle and they came within inches of opening the scoring in the 9th minute, when Jesús Manuel “Tecatito” Corona hit the post.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs the United States

Mexico is opening the Hex with a game against their rivals, the U.S. national team, in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus has been a house of horrors for El Tri in World Cup Qualifying and they will look to end the “dos a cero” curse here.

Mexico has named a strong starting XI for that purpose, with Gio dos Santos, “Chicharito”, and Carlos Vela all among the first eleven.

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World Cup Qualifying: U.S. vs Mexico – Where to Watch

el triCONCACAF World Cup qualifying’s final stage, the six-team Hexagonal, begins this Friday with Mexico visiting the U.S. in Columbus, Ohio.

Mexico went unbeaten in the fourth round of qualifying, with five wins and a draw to top Group A with 16 points, while the U.S. posted a 4-1-1 record to top Group C with 13 points.

The top two teams in CONCACAF will now renew their rivalry as both look to take all three points from their Hex opener.

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico vs the U.S. – Recap and Highlights

concacaf cupMexico twice took and lost the lead before a 118th-minute strike from Paul Aguilar gave them the 3-2 victory over the U.S. in the CONCACAF Cup. The victory sends Mexico to the 2017 Confederations Cup as the CONCACAF representative.

Mexico opened the scoring early on. In the 10th minute, Oribe Peralta took the ball into the box and sent a cross in for Javier Hernández, who beat Brad Guzan to make it 1-0. It was Chicharito’s first-ever goal against the U.S.

El Tri was dominating possession and chances, but then in the 15th minute, the U.S. got back into it from a set piece. Michael Bradley swung in a free kick and Geoff Cameron met it with a powerful header to tie the game at 1-1.

Both sides had chances to take the lead, but the draw lasted through halftime. There was some excitement in the 34th minute, when a confrontation between Oribe Peralta and Brad Guzan sparked a shoving match involving the majority of both teams.

Mexico completely dominated the entirety of the second half, but despite all of their possession, they could not find a second goal. With the scoreline still 1-1 after 90 minutes, the match went to extra time.

Five minutes into overtime, Oribe Peralta restored Mexico’s lead. Paul Aguilar cut the ball back towards the penalty spot, and Peralta sent the ball through Cameron’s legs and past Guzan to make it 2-1.

Once again, the U.S. fought back to equalize. Substitute Bobby Wood finished off a pass from fellow sub DeAndre Yedlin in the 108th minute to level the match once more. But just as it seemed penalties were inevitable, Raúl Jiménez pounced on a poor clearance and sent the ball back into the box for Aguilar, whose volley gave Mexico the definitive 3-2 lead.

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Lineups

Mexico: Moisés Muñoz, Miguel Layún, Héctor Moreno, Diego Reyes, Paul Aguilar, Andrés Guardado (Javier Güemez 79′), Rafael Márquez (José Arturo Rivas 75′), Héctor Herrera, Raúl Jiménez, Javier Hernández (Jesús Manuel Corona 96′), Oribe Peralta. 

U.S.: Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson (Brad Evans 110′), Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones, Gyasi Zardes (DeAndre Yedlin 77′), Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore (Bobby Wood 97′). 

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs the U.S.

el triA day before the crucial CONCACAF Cup match between Mexico and the United States, Ricardo Ferretti’s starting lineup has been revealed by Claro Sports.

Ferretti has chosen to change formations after he tried out a five-man backline in last month’s friendly against Argentina. El Tri will revert to a four-man backline for this game, lining up in a 4-3-3 with Moisés Muñoz in goal.

The defense will be made up of Miguel Layún, Héctor Moreno, Diego Reyes, and Paul Aguilar, with the midfield trio consisting of Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado, and Rafael Márquez. The three-pronged attack will be made up by Raúl Jiménez, Oribe Peralta, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico vs the U.S. – Where to Watch

concacaf cupThe U.S. and Mexico will renew their heated rivalry on Saturday evening in the Rose Bowl in a one-game playoff for a ticket to the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The U.S. and Mexico earned their spots in the playoff as the winners of the 2013 and 2015 Gold Cups, respectively. In the past, the winner of the Gold Cup prior to the Confederations Cup would automatically become the CONCACAF representative in that tournament, but in an effort to boost interest in the Gold Cup in the “off years”, CONCACAF introduced the playoff scheme in April 2013.

“This innovative resolution will allow the champion of every single Gold Cup edition to have the same competitive opportunity to represent CONCACAF at the international level,” explained then-president Jeffrey Webb.

Both teams have had mixed results in recent games, with Mexico drawing Trinidad and Tobago 3-3 and Argentina 2-2 in their September friendlies, while the U.S. defeated Peru 2-1 but fell 4-1 to Brazil in their own friendlies last month.

All attention will now be fixed on the sold-out Rose Bowl on Saturday as the U.S. and Mexico will once again look to show who is the best in CONCACAF.

CONCACAF Cup – Confederations Cup Playoff
Saturday, October 10
United States vs Mexico – 9:30 PM – Fox Sports 1 / Univision / Univision Deportes / Online