What a fantastic ending to a tournament fans of the US and Mexico alike had been somewhat down on.
In front of a capacity crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago, Gregg Berhalter’s USA gave El Tri all they could handle in the opening period, but in the end a dominant Mexico was too much for the U.S. Men’s National Team as Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side narrowly won Sunday night to capture the 2019 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
With Jonathan dos Santos and Uriel Antuna in the lineup, the second half belonged to Mexico as El Tri piled on the pressure. Gregg Berhalter’s subs failed to make an impact, and in the 73rd minute the breakthrough came off a moment of brilliance. Raul Jimenez cushioned the ball from close range inside the box and used a clever pass to locate Jona, who carefully passed the ball around Zack Steffen and off the underside of the bar.
Cue Seven Nation Army.
Antuna also had a solid effort (if a few errant crosses) in 86 minutes as the LA Galaxy midfielder made the most of his oppurtunity with the CONCACAF giants.