- Mexico and the United States meet again in another Gold Cup final.
- Las Vegas, Nevada witnessed an incredible match.
- USA enshrines itself as the CONCACAF Giant.
The 2021 Gold Cup Grand Final was held at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Where Mexico and the United States demonstrated why they are the most powerful teams in the CONCAFAF, providing an exciting match where they wanted to make it clear who the giant of this area is.
More than 65,000 people packed the stadium to witness the title fight between the two biggest teams in the CONCACAF zone. Apparently, the coronavirus pandemic was not an impediment for fans to attend the Allegiant stadium, which enforced health measures.
USA wins the Grand Final of the Gold Cup
A fairly even game where both squads went zero to zero in the 90 minutes and in overtime it was the US team where they took advantage of Mexico’s errors in the set pieces, to get ahead in the scoring with a goal from defender Miles Robinson.
The United States team proved to have a much greater collective game and managed to establish themselves as the champion of this 2021 edition of the Gold Cup where the Americans deserve to be called the CONCACAF Giant after defeating the Aztecs in overtime. Tata Martino continues unable to lift a title with Mexico.
Gold Cup Final: The match was extended to overtime
The two exhausted teams already played the first 15 minutes of extra time, which were quite tight minutes, without actions in the goals, a game stuck in the middle of the court, without any dominator of the game, and with the score still remaining at zero at all for no one.
But it was in the second overtime where the Americans went on the attack and took advantage of the various errors of the Aztec team. It was in a center to the small area of Talavera where Miles Robinson with a tremendous header put the US ahead and thus be crowned in the 2021 Gold Cup.
Gold Cup Final: Americans dominated the second half
Zero to zero was maintained during the 90 minutes of the match, but it was the team led by Gregg Berhalter who had the clearest opportunities to score the first goal, showing more confidence on the field, and having the ball without lending it to the Aztecs .
Thanks to the Mexican defense and the great performance of Alfredo Talavera, they managed to prevent the United States from going up on the scoreboard, and were able to go to overtime, after an impressive wear and tear on both teams, which despite having goals was a match Pleasant enough with several arrivals.
Gold Cup Final: An even first half
The first half of the match was quite even for both teams, there was no total dominance of any team, the two teams tried to put the first 45 minutes up on the scoreboard, having several goal arrivals by both sides, but neither could score. The first half ended with a very even 0-0 draw.
The injury of the Mexican defender Héctor Moreno was one of the concerns for those led by Tata Martino, since Carlos Salcedo entered his place, who was harshly criticized in the semifinal for the mistakes made in a goal against and a penalty missed by part of the Tigers player.
Gold Cup Final: Jonathan Dos Santo was once again the starter
The Mexican national team was able to recover from a too moved and emotional game, in the semifinal after overcoming Canada with difficulties, and after the news of the death of Zizinho, father of midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, which distresses the group, according to the Agency Reform.
It is worth mentioning that Jona remained in the team for the transfer to Las Vegas, he was even a starter in the grand final, dedicating this game to his deceased father who recently lost his life due to symptoms presented by the coronavirus, a battle that he could not win the Brazilian.
Gold Cup Final: Tata Martino spoke before the game
The Argentine coach of the Mexican team, Gerardo Martino spoke to the media about this meeting, which was very important in his career as Technical Director: We are not going to find a comfort zone every time we have to play a game, we hope to impose our game and that is what we expect in each of them, as the supremacy in the game is very difficult for a team to sustain it during the 90 minutes.
“Probably what we have to do is know how to better spend those moments of supremacy of the rival, the other day did not happen with Canada, when they beat us they tied the game, and we have to learn to live with those negative moments,” said the helmsman. in videoconference.
Gold Cup Final: A CONCACAF Classic
The CONCACAF Gold Cup today crowned its so-called giant of the area, in the first Final in Las Vegas. The Tricolor faced the archrival United States, being already a classic of this soccer zone, both teams always grant great clashes worthy of a final.
All hell broke loose on June 6. The Mexican National Team lost the Nations League title, in overtime. Christian Pulisic appeared once in the game and that was enough to silence the Mexicans, on a night in which the defense exhibited all its shortcomings. That was the preamble to a Gold Cup that for Mexico started with the loss of Hirving Lozano due to injury, the concern about the homophobic scream and the frustrating draw against Trinidad and Tobago.
Mexicans dominate this tournament
Mexicans usually beat the American team in the Gold Cup Finals; who has 8 wins in 9 duels for the title, in 5 of which he has been the executioner of the Americans. It should be remembered that a couple of years ago Mexico won the last edition of the Gold Cup, after those led by Gregg Berhalter took revenge in the Nations League, according to Agencia Reforma.
After the Gold Cup, the World Cup Qualifying begins. Mexico requires peace for this moment. Since now he needs to concentrate on the qualifying rounds to qualify for the World Cup that will take place in Qatar where both teams will fight to participate in this maximum event. Filed Under: Mexico United States Gold Cup Final.
How did the Mexican team reach the grand final?
Mexico defeated Canada 2-1 with a last-gasp goal from Héctor Herrera to advance to the 2021 Gold Cup final. The National Team was outmatched for much of the match by a well-defended Canadian team, which proved character and desire to give the bell and that almost achieved the feat, but Alfredo Talavera had to show off his best shots to avoid the catastrophe.
With a penalty score in the compensation of the first half, Orbelín Pineda opened the scoring, which gave some peace of mind to the inoperative Tri de Martino. Tajon Buchanan achieved the tie for the ‘Maple Leaf’ team at minute 57, while at 66 ‘Mexico had a second penalty to regain the advantage, but Carlos Salcedo gave the ball to goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau. Filed Under: Mexico United States Gold Cup Final.
A tough and hot semifinal
The meeting became harsh, the spirits heated up with a first connate of anger, then the homophobic scream that the fans did not understand that they should abandon and it seems that they will not understand, so the game was suspended in the final stretch .
Seven minutes were added and when everything indicated that overtime would come, Erick Gutiérrez and Rodolfo Pizarro were combined to enable Héctor Herrera, who lit the ball to send it to the net and score the agonizing goal of the victory for Mexico. Filed Under: Mexico United States Gold Cup Final.
United States reached the final
The Americans took the 1-0 win over Qatar. The Star Bar team has not played a game to launch rockets but comes undefeated to the decision. Now they were a great rival of the Aztec team in the grand final held at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The only goal of the match played in the semifinals against Qatar, in front of more than 20 thousand spectators at Q2 Stadium, in Austin (Texas) was scored in the 86th minute by the Columbus Crew striker, Gyasi Zardes, who had entered the field 23 minutes before, to become the hero. Filed Under: Mexico United States Gold Cup Final.
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