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CONCACAF Gold Cup winner is USA beating Mexico at the final 2-1

The USA soccer team is the Gold Cup champion winning 2-1 over Mexico on Sunday.

CONCACAF Gold Cup winner is USA beating Mexico at the final 2-1 A moral-boosting penalty led to one of the best soccer games for the U.S. team. The two North American teams first played each other in 1934 in a World Cup qualifier. The United States won that game 1-0, but had to wait another 46 years to win again. But since 2000, the United States have won nine and lost only twice with one draw, Sunday's victory included.

 The first half belonged to Mexico as the team south of the border won the ball possession and scored for 0-1 at the crowded stadium in Chicago. Guardado scored for Mexico one minute before the normal time of the first half expired, and the U.S. team went to the locker room with plenty to think about.

 Mexico dictated the game during the first half, and they continued in the beginning of the second. The team had quite a few opportunities at the start of the second half, just to be stopped by the much-improved US defence and the brilliant performance of the goalkeeper Tim Howard.

 But in the 61st minute of the Gold Cup final, Landon Donovan got an equalizer after U.S. was given a penalty shot. This goal helped Donovan to become the all-time top scorer of the USA soccer team. Donovan's goal was all it was necessary for the Americans to grab the bull by the horns and from the 61' on - it was all U.S. game.

 The goal came as a shock to both Mexico and their fans at the stadium and it made for a very quiet Gold Cup final. Attack after attack followed towards Mexico's goal, the southern team underestimated their opponents and after a corner for the USA the ball was cleared right on the foot of Feilhaber and he stretched the Mexican net for 2-1, a minute before normal time. The final attempts of Mexico to turn the game around were unsuccessful and the USA team won the 2007 Gold Cup.

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final:

USA 2-1 Mexico

Goals USA: Donovan 61' (pen.), Feilhaber 89'
Goals Mexico: Guardado 44'

Published on 06/24/2007

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