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Mexico Reclaims Gold Cup With Another Legendary Dos Santos Golazo
It’s been just over eight years since Giovani dos Santos scored one of the greatest goals in Gold Cup history, putting the finishing touches on a 4-2 Mexico victory over the USMNT during the 2011 final. Fast forward to the present day and it’s his younger brother, Jonathan, who’s cemented El Tri’s continental dominance.
Mexico Fans Are Still Using Anti-Gay Chant And They Probably Don’t Even Care
Anyone who has been to or even just watched on TV one of Mexico’s 2019 Gold Cup matches this summer knows it to be true: El Tri fans are still using the anti-gay chant during opposition goal kicks. Fans don’t seem to care that it is indisputably anti-gay and continue to use it despite tame, failed attempts from the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) to stop them.
Sunday Is Going To Be Amazing For Soccer Fans, But FIFA’s Scheduling Is An Insult To Women’s Soccer
Sunday will be perhaps the greatest day of international soccer viewing in the history of the sport.
At 11 a.m. ET, the United States takes on the Netherlands in the 2019 Women's World Cup final.
At 4 p.m. ET, Brazil hosts Peru in the 2019 Copa América final.
And at 9 p.m. ET, rivals Mexico and the U.S. face off in the 2019 Gold Cup final.
It’s a day full of big matches, and that’s not even counting the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 and a couple big MLS clashes.
Christian Pulisic Scores Twice To Set Up First USA-Mexico Gold Cup Final Since 2011
There may have been some doubt the last time the USMNT played competitive matches 20 months ago, but there is none now during the 2019 Gold Cup. Christian Pulisic is the USMNT’s best player, without question. He may just be the best player in all of Concacaf.
Pulisic, as he’s done all Gold Cup, played with fire, passion and purpose to help the U.S. defeat Jamaica 3-1 in the semifinals late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, after a 90-minute rain delay in the first half.
Christian Pulisic Takes A Free Kick During The USMNT Match vs. Curaçao
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Christian Pulisic And Weston McKennie Combine To Spare USMNT Meltdown Vs. Curaçao
The USMNT advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 Gold Cup with a 1-0 victory over Curaçao, and it really was that close. A wonderful combination between Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie in the 25th minute proved to be the match-winner, and the U.S. had to rely on five saves from Zack Steffen to weather the storm from the tiny Dutch Caribbean island.
The opening 25 minutes of play had very little to due with what transpired over the final 65 — that opening period was really the only time the U.S. seemed to be in control.
Video Captures Insane Reaction To Memo Ochoa’s Penalty Save In Houston Last Night
Mexico’s quest for its eighth Gold Cup — and first since 2015 — almost came to an abrupt end in Houston last night in front of over 70,000 at NRG Stadium. Raúl Jiménez had given El Tri a first half lead, only for Costa Rica to respond in the second half via a converted Bryan Ruiz penalty.
That would be the only scoring on the night, so the match would be decided on penalties. The shootout started as a nightmare for Mexico after Jiménez had his shot saved while Celso Borges converted for Costa Rica.