Mexico beats USMNT to capture Gold Cup title

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Mexico's Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday.
The victory over the defending champions at Chicago's Soldier Field earned Mexico a record-extending eighth title at the biennial tournament, which crowns the continental champions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
"This was what we came here for," said Mexico's Andres Guardado. "We did it and in an unforgettable setting. We're very...
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2021 Gold Cup to be mainly in U.S., feature VAR

CHICAGO -- The next edition of the Gold Cup will have VAR and will be played mainly in the United States, confirmed CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani.
Not including VAR for the tournament, which culminates with a Mexico vs. United States final on Sunday, has been criticized by both U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter and Mexico manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino.
"We took the decision not to use it because of the lack of training, because VAR isn't just watching on TV, it's educating the officials," explained...
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Martino: Mexico must stop Pulisic to win Gold Cup

CHICAGO -- Mexico coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino says he believes stopping U.S. forward Christian Pulisic is essential to El Tri winning the Gold Cup on Sunday at Soldier Field, with the Argentine pouring praise on the recent Chelsea signing.
"I think Christian Pulisic is one of the greatest emerging players in world football in this epoch, without doubt," Martino said in a news conference in response to a question from ESPN FC.
"He's one of the most unbalancing players I've seen in recent times....
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Berhalter expects tense, heated Gold Cup final

CHICAGO -- Sunday's Gold Cup final against Mexico is a great opportunity to see where the United States stacks up against the best team in the region, according to Gregg Berhalter.
The longtime rivals are set to square off in the Gold Cup final for the first time since 2011, when Mexico prevailed 4-2 at the Rose Bowl. This time, Berhalter's young squad will be attempting to make statement that it is still a force in the region.
"When you know you're playing in a stadium like this, with a crowd like...
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Gold Cup final form guide: Improving U.S. looks to Pulisic; Mexico must maintain momentum

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meets Mexico with CONCACAF glory on the line. Ahead of the big game, we asked Jeff Carlisle (U.S.) and Tom Marshall (Mexico) to evaluate the form of the teams they cover. 
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Just prior to the Gold Cup, the U.S. men's national team looked to be a shambles, having been thrashed 3-0 by Venezuela in a friendly that followed a 1-0 reverse to Jamaica four days earlier.
While there were some extenuating circumstances...
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U.S. set for 'Soccer Day' Sunday - Berhalter

CHICAGO - U.S. men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter has said that Sunday -- which will see the U.S. contest the Women's World Cup final against Netherlands while the men face Mexico in the Gold Cup final -- should be looked upon as "Soccer Day in America."
The day will also feature the Copa America final between Brazil and Peru (stream it at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+). But there have been complaints that the Women's World Cup final should have a day to call its own. Berhalter says he sees it...
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USMNT ready for Mexico 'battle' at Gold Cup final

CHICAGO -- United States men's national team defender Omar Gonzalez said Sunday's Gold Cup final against Mexico will be "a battle" and that the "two teams will give everything all game."
The match at Soldier Field will mark the sixth time that the two regional powers have played each other in the tournament's final, with Mexico prevailing in five of those encounters. In this edition, the U.S. booked their ticket last Wednesday with a deserved 3-1 win over Jamaica, while El Tri dispatched Haiti...
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Can the U.S. limit chances for Jimenez, Mexico's talented side in Gold Cup final?

The Gold Cup final is here, with old foes Mexico and the United States squaring off Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. While it will be their first Gold Cup meeting since 2011, there is plenty of familiarity between these two great rivals who are once again battling for regional supremacy.


Here's everything you need to know, from the superheroes and the sidekicks who can decide the ties to the keys for victory.



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How much time do you have? This is one of the most storied rivalries...
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Mexico fans urged again to stop anti-gay chant

CHICAGO -- Mexico fans are being asked to stop a controversial goalkeeper chant for Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup final against the United States on Sunday at Soldier Field, with FIFA warning of the prospect of games being suspended during the next World Cup qualifying cycle if it continues.
El Tri fans shout an anti-gay slur as the opposition goalkeeper runs up to take his goal-kick and the federation has been fined on multiple occasions because of it, with the practice being replicated by fans in...
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Columbus Crew sign Curacao goalkeeper Room

With goalkeeper Zack Steffen due to leave for English Premier League side Manchester City on Tuesday, the Columbus Crew announced the signing of his replacement on Friday.
Eloy Room, who starred in goal during Curacao's surprising run at this year's Gold Cup, will join the team when the international transfer window opens that day.
He'll fill one of the Crew's international roster slots.




Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room will join Columbus Crew SC.


"We are excited to have a player as experienced and proven as Eloy join Columbus Crew SC," general manager...
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