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Gold Cup Final 2019: United State vs Mexico State Farm Stadium is excited to host Haiti and Mexico as they compete in the Semifinal round of the Concacaf Gold Cup Final 2019 on Tuesday, July 2. Event Day Timeline Witness the Semi Finals on July 2nd and 3rd hosted by the city of Nashville or be there for the Gold Cup Final 2019 Match to be played at Soldier Field in Chicago.c

Gold Cup Final 2019

Gold Cup Final 2019: State Farm Stadium is excited to host Haiti and Mexico as they compete in the Semifinal round of the Concacaf Gold Cup Final 2019 on Tuesday, July 2. Event Day Timeline Witness the Semi Finals on July 2nd and 3rd hosted by the city of Nashville or be there for the Gold Cup Final 2019 Match to be played at Soldier Field in Chicago

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meet 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 team they cover.

United States
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.

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While there were some extenuating circumstances — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Everything was being questioned, from the ability of those on the roster to the methods of manager Gregg Berhalter, who had been on the job for all of six months. It seemed like little progress had been made since the World Cup qualifying failure 20 months ago.

It has been some turnaround since then. From having to appeal for calm ahead of the tournament opener, Berhalter is preparing to lead his side into Sunday’s final, having won five straight games while conceding just one goal.

The Gold Cup might be maligned and the U.S. has the advantage of playing on home soil, but its competitive nature nonetheless poses a different test. Opponents Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica do not constitute the big hitters of the international game, but Berhalter’s men were in no position to take anything for granted.

The path to a Chicago showdown with Mexico has at least seen the Americans beat the teams that they are supposed to beat. Moreover, there have been moments of aggressive pressing and dynamic play on the ball.

So what has changed since those deflating friendly defeats? Some of it is a function of time: Berhalter has had four more weeks to impart his system and philosophy, while players have bonded on and off the field, be it over crosswords, video games or cooking contests.

– Bell: U.S., Mexico set to renew rivalry in Gold Cup final
– LIVE from Chicago: Gold Cup final countdown

Fitness has also been a factor: Aaron Long has shaken off injury woes and been a consistently strong presence in the back, offsetting the loss of usual starter John Brooks. The same is true of midfielder Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore has taken longer, but started the semifinal against Jamaica and is primed to make a major contribution.

But the biggest difference is that Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are playing close to their peak levels. Both arrived in camp following short rest at the end of their club seasons, and after taking a while to get going, Pulisic has been a menace running at defenses and with his finishing, while McKennie tore Jamaica apart with his passing and late runs into the box.

Berhalter deserves credit for his tactical flexibility. Heading into the tournament, all eyes were on a system that included a hybrid right-back/center midfield role. The idea, was to get “stability and activity” in the center of the park, which is Berhalter-speak for safety with the ball and defensive tenacity.

However, the withdrawal through injury of Tyler Adams — the player for whom the system was implemented — saw Berhalter move to a more conventional back four, with McKennie dropping deeper to help Bradley on the defensive side of the ball. There have been hiccups, most notably against Curacao when the two were often not on the same page, but in other games the U.S. looked more stable.

There has been much talk about what would constitute success for the U.S. at the Gold Cup — Berhalter has talked of little else than winning the tournament — but the last month has seen progress and a sense that order is being restored as young talent begins to prove itself on the international stage.

A win on Sunday would only accelerate the process. — Jeff Carlisle

The United States have averaged three goals per game at the Gold Cup. Getty
Mexico
As boring as it may sound, there has not actually been one attention-grabbing reason why El Tri has swept away pre-tournament concerns to reach the final.

The elephant in the room had been players not involved, who include Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun, but the page has long been turned by coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who has insisted those who are here can challenge absent names for places ahead of the next World Cup.

Perhaps helped by the fact that only five of the squad has won the Gold Cup before, there has been a hunger and seriousness about Mexico, even when coming up against lesser opponents like Cuba, ranked 175th in the world, and Haiti, who are 101st.

In this regard, Martino has set the tone. In March, he was blunt with Corona for not showing sufficient dedication to report for camp when injured and has not been much less intense since, firing off criticisms about the lack of VAR and officiating. Indeed, Martino is not known known as a coach who likes press attention, but he has had plenty to say!

Behind the scenes, Martino has worked constantly with his players to ingrain 4-3-3 as the Plan A formation, stressing that Plans B and C simply do not exist. The priority has been to firmly establish the playing “idea,” as he says in Spanish.

And things have gone relatively smoothly for a Mexico side that has been backed by huge crowds wherever it has gone — although needing 120 minutes and penalties to get past Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and then extra time to put away Haiti in the semis is cause for some concern.

The biggest single issue has been chance conversion, which has at times undermined Mexico’s dominance of possession and territory. Elsewhere, Martino accepts that his team leaves itself vulnerable at the back when he talks of pushing players forward, playing the game in the opposition’s half and leaving gaps on the transition, unless the ball can be regained quickly.

In terms of key figures, Edson Alvarez has been handed the crucial holding midfield role. Martino spoke at length to the 21-year-old ahead of training on Friday, and maintaining defensive balance will be vital with Christian Pulisic in form and likely to be drifting between the lines.

Team leaders, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Raul Jimenez have guided the younger players around them, and the veterans will be important on Sunday, with Martino set to field a starting XI that should not contain too many surprises.

Ochoa is the undisputed No. 1, with full-backs Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez and Jesus Gallardo set to start alongside Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo in defense. Alvarez anchors the midfield, with Jonathan dos Santos and Guardado ahead of him. Up front, Jimenez will be supported by Rodolfo Pizarro and either Uriel Antuna or Roberto Alvarado.

One accusation against El Tri is that performances have deteriorated as the summer has gone on, but the truth is that the past few weeks have led to this defining moment. If Mexico wins, the Gold Cup will be deemed a success, but a loss would be slated as failure and bring about the first real pressure upon Martino. — Tom Marshall
Mexico – United States. Forecast (cf. 2.44) for the match of the Golden Cup (07/08/2019)

On July 8, the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Chicago and our experts have prepared a forecast for the duel of Mexico and the United States. Who will win the main tournament in North America? – read our material.

Mexico
The national team of Mexico won all the matches in 2019. Nine victories, one of which was gained in extra time over Haiti (1: 0 a.v.), which few could predict, as well as a victory over Costa Rica in a series of 11-meter shots (2: 1 pen.) . At the stage of the Maya group stage, they won three victories with a total score of 13: 3.

USA
USA is the nominal guest and at the same time the host of the tournament. After incomprehensible defeats in June’s friendly games, the “Yankees” won all the Golden Cup matches, while missing only in the last game from Jamaica (3: 1), which was interrupted due to the danger of being struck by lightning. Four star games “Stars and Stripes” won “dry” – 12: 0.

Statistics
Mexico wins 3 out of 10 last full-time home matches
USA did not lose at home tournament
The last personal match ended in victory for the United States (1: 0)

Forecast
The chances of the opponents are absolutely equal, but on the side of the USA the 12th player and the native walls. What can be said with confidence – no one will regret anyone and the game will be tough. We offer to play the bet on the victory “Team USA” and on the yellow cards.

Mexico vs United States 2019

Mexico vs United States 2019: Country comparison Gold Cup Finals 2019 Country comparison, you can compare any two countries and see the data side by side. Here you have the comparison between Mexico vs United States 2019 Christian Pulisic ensured the CONCACAF Gold Cup final will have the marquee matchup it lacked since 2011 United States vs Mexico

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meet 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 team they cover.

United States
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.

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While there were some extenuating circumstances — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Everything was being questioned, from the ability of those on the roster to the methods of manager Gregg Berhalter, who had been on the job for all of six months. It seemed like little progress had been made since the World Cup qualifying failure 20 months ago.

It has been some turnaround since then. From having to appeal for calm ahead of the tournament opener, Berhalter is preparing to lead his side into Sunday’s final, having won five straight games while conceding just one goal.

The Gold Cup might be maligned and the U.S. has the advantage of playing on home soil, but its competitive nature nonetheless poses a different test. Opponents Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica do not constitute the big hitters of the international game, but Berhalter’s men were in no position to take anything for granted.

The path to a Chicago showdown with Mexico has at least seen the Americans beat the teams that they are supposed to beat. Moreover, there have been moments of aggressive pressing and dynamic play on the ball.

So what has changed since those deflating friendly defeats? Some of it is a function of time: Berhalter has had four more weeks to impart his system and philosophy, while players have bonded on and off the field, be it over crosswords, video games or cooking contests.

– Bell: U.S., Mexico set to renew rivalry in Gold Cup final
– LIVE from Chicago: Gold Cup final countdown

Fitness has also been a factor: Aaron Long has shaken off injury woes and been a consistently strong presence in the back, offsetting the loss of usual starter John Brooks. The same is true of midfielder Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore has taken longer, but started the semifinal against Jamaica and is primed to make a major contribution.

But the biggest difference is that Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are playing close to their peak levels. Both arrived in camp following short rest at the end of their club seasons, and after taking a while to get going, Pulisic has been a menace running at defenses and with his finishing, while McKennie tore Jamaica apart with his passing and late runs into the box.

Berhalter deserves credit for his tactical flexibility. Heading into the tournament, all eyes were on a system that included a hybrid right-back/center midfield role. The idea, was to get “stability and activity” in the center of the park, which is Berhalter-speak for safety with the ball and defensive tenacity.

However, the withdrawal through injury of Tyler Adams — the player for whom the system was implemented — saw Berhalter move to a more conventional back four, with McKennie dropping deeper to help Bradley on the defensive side of the ball. There have been hiccups, most notably against Curacao when the two were often not on the same page, but in other games the U.S. looked more stable.

There has been much talk about what would constitute success for the U.S. at the Gold Cup — Berhalter has talked of little else than winning the tournament — but the last month has seen progress and a sense that order is being restored as young talent begins to prove itself on the international stage.

A win on Sunday would only accelerate the process. — Jeff Carlisle

The United States have averaged three goals per game at the Gold Cup. Getty
Mexico
As boring as it may sound, there has not actually been one attention-grabbing reason why El Tri has swept away pre-tournament concerns to reach the final.

The elephant in the room had been players not involved, who include Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun, but the page has long been turned by coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who has insisted those who are here can challenge absent names for places ahead of the next World Cup.

Perhaps helped by the fact that only five of the squad has won the Gold Cup before, there has been a hunger and seriousness about Mexico, even when coming up against lesser opponents like Cuba, ranked 175th in the world, and Haiti, who are 101st.

In this regard, Martino has set the tone. In March, he was blunt with Corona for not showing sufficient dedication to report for camp when injured and has not been much less intense since, firing off criticisms about the lack of VAR and officiating. Indeed, Martino is not known known as a coach who likes press attention, but he has had plenty to say!

Behind the scenes, Martino has worked constantly with his players to ingrain 4-3-3 as the Plan A formation, stressing that Plans B and C simply do not exist. The priority has been to firmly establish the playing “idea,” as he says in Spanish.

And things have gone relatively smoothly for a Mexico side that has been backed by huge crowds wherever it has gone — although needing 120 minutes and penalties to get past Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and then extra time to put away Haiti in the semis is cause for some concern.

The biggest single issue has been chance conversion, which has at times undermined Mexico’s dominance of possession and territory. Elsewhere, Martino accepts that his team leaves itself vulnerable at the back when he talks of pushing players forward, playing the game in the opposition’s half and leaving gaps on the transition, unless the ball can be regained quickly.

In terms of key figures, Edson Alvarez has been handed the crucial holding midfield role. Martino spoke at length to the 21-year-old ahead of training on Friday, and maintaining defensive balance will be vital with Christian Pulisic in form and likely to be drifting between the lines.

Team leaders, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Raul Jimenez have guided the younger players around them, and the veterans will be important on Sunday, with Martino set to field a starting XI that should not contain too many surprises.

Ochoa is the undisputed No. 1, with full-backs Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez and Jesus Gallardo set to start alongside Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo in defense. Alvarez anchors the midfield, with Jonathan dos Santos and Guardado ahead of him. Up front, Jimenez will be supported by Rodolfo Pizarro and either Uriel Antuna or Roberto Alvarado.

One accusation against El Tri is that performances have deteriorated as the summer has gone on, but the truth is that the past few weeks have led to this defining moment. If Mexico wins, the Gold Cup will be deemed a success, but a loss would be slated as failure and bring about the first real pressure upon Martino. — Tom Marshall
Mexico – United States. Forecast (cf. 2.44) for the match of the Golden Cup (07/08/2019)

On July 8, the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Chicago and our experts have prepared a forecast for the duel of Mexico and the United States. Who will win the main tournament in North America? – read our material.

Mexico
The national team of Mexico won all the matches in 2019. Nine victories, one of which was gained in extra time over Haiti (1: 0 a.v.), which few could predict, as well as a victory over Costa Rica in a series of 11-meter shots (2: 1 pen.) . At the stage of the Maya group stage, they won three victories with a total score of 13: 3.

USA
USA is the nominal guest and at the same time the host of the tournament. After incomprehensible defeats in June’s friendly games, the “Yankees” won all the Golden Cup matches, while missing only in the last game from Jamaica (3: 1), which was interrupted due to the danger of being struck by lightning. Four star games “Stars and Stripes” won “dry” – 12: 0.

Statistics
Mexico wins 3 out of 10 last full-time home matches
USA did not lose at home tournament
The last personal match ended in victory for the United States (1: 0)

Forecast
The chances of the opponents are absolutely equal, but on the side of the USA the 12th player and the native walls. What can be said with confidence – no one will regret anyone and the game will be tough. We offer to play the bet on the victory “Team USA” and on the yellow cards.

United States vs Mexico 2019

United States vs Mexico 2019 : The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup is the 15th edition of the United States vs Mexico 2019, the biennial The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals. All match times listed are EDT (UTC−4), as listed by United States vs Mexico 2019 The two pre-tournament favorites are set to go head-to-head, as the United States and Mexico square off in Sunday’s Gold Cup championship

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meet 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 team they cover.

United States
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.

ADVERTISEMENT

While there were some extenuating circumstances — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Everything was being questioned, from the ability of those on the roster to the methods of manager Gregg Berhalter, who had been on the job for all of six months. It seemed like little progress had been made since the World Cup qualifying failure 20 months ago.

It has been some turnaround since then. From having to appeal for calm ahead of the tournament opener, Berhalter is preparing to lead his side into Sunday’s final, having won five straight games while conceding just one goal.

The Gold Cup might be maligned and the U.S. has the advantage of playing on home soil, but its competitive nature nonetheless poses a different test. Opponents Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica do not constitute the big hitters of the international game, but Berhalter’s men were in no position to take anything for granted.

The path to a Chicago showdown with Mexico has at least seen the Americans beat the teams that they are supposed to beat. Moreover, there have been moments of aggressive pressing and dynamic play on the ball.

So what has changed since those deflating friendly defeats? Some of it is a function of time: Berhalter has had four more weeks to impart his system and philosophy, while players have bonded on and off the field, be it over crosswords, video games or cooking contests.

– Bell: U.S., Mexico set to renew rivalry in Gold Cup final
– LIVE from Chicago: Gold Cup final countdown

Fitness has also been a factor: Aaron Long has shaken off injury woes and been a consistently strong presence in the back, offsetting the loss of usual starter John Brooks. The same is true of midfielder Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore has taken longer, but started the semifinal against Jamaica and is primed to make a major contribution.

But the biggest difference is that Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are playing close to their peak levels. Both arrived in camp following short rest at the end of their club seasons, and after taking a while to get going, Pulisic has been a menace running at defenses and with his finishing, while McKennie tore Jamaica apart with his passing and late runs into the box.

Berhalter deserves credit for his tactical flexibility. Heading into the tournament, all eyes were on a system that included a hybrid right-back/center midfield role. The idea, was to get “stability and activity” in the center of the park, which is Berhalter-speak for safety with the ball and defensive tenacity.

However, the withdrawal through injury of Tyler Adams — the player for whom the system was implemented — saw Berhalter move to a more conventional back four, with McKennie dropping deeper to help Bradley on the defensive side of the ball. There have been hiccups, most notably against Curacao when the two were often not on the same page, but in other games the U.S. looked more stable.

There has been much talk about what would constitute success for the U.S. at the Gold Cup — Berhalter has talked of little else than winning the tournament — but the last month has seen progress and a sense that order is being restored as young talent begins to prove itself on the international stage.

A win on Sunday would only accelerate the process. — Jeff Carlisle

The United States have averaged three goals per game at the Gold Cup. Getty
Mexico
As boring as it may sound, there has not actually been one attention-grabbing reason why El Tri has swept away pre-tournament concerns to reach the final.

The elephant in the room had been players not involved, who include Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun, but the page has long been turned by coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who has insisted those who are here can challenge absent names for places ahead of the next World Cup.

Perhaps helped by the fact that only five of the squad has won the Gold Cup before, there has been a hunger and seriousness about Mexico, even when coming up against lesser opponents like Cuba, ranked 175th in the world, and Haiti, who are 101st.

In this regard, Martino has set the tone. In March, he was blunt with Corona for not showing sufficient dedication to report for camp when injured and has not been much less intense since, firing off criticisms about the lack of VAR and officiating. Indeed, Martino is not known known as a coach who likes press attention, but he has had plenty to say!

Behind the scenes, Martino has worked constantly with his players to ingrain 4-3-3 as the Plan A formation, stressing that Plans B and C simply do not exist. The priority has been to firmly establish the playing “idea,” as he says in Spanish.

And things have gone relatively smoothly for a Mexico side that has been backed by huge crowds wherever it has gone — although needing 120 minutes and penalties to get past Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and then extra time to put away Haiti in the semis is cause for some concern.

The biggest single issue has been chance conversion, which has at times undermined Mexico’s dominance of possession and territory. Elsewhere, Martino accepts that his team leaves itself vulnerable at the back when he talks of pushing players forward, playing the game in the opposition’s half and leaving gaps on the transition, unless the ball can be regained quickly.

In terms of key figures, Edson Alvarez has been handed the crucial holding midfield role. Martino spoke at length to the 21-year-old ahead of training on Friday, and maintaining defensive balance will be vital with Christian Pulisic in form and likely to be drifting between the lines.

Team leaders, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Raul Jimenez have guided the younger players around them, and the veterans will be important on Sunday, with Martino set to field a starting XI that should not contain too many surprises.

Ochoa is the undisputed No. 1, with full-backs Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez and Jesus Gallardo set to start alongside Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo in defense. Alvarez anchors the midfield, with Jonathan dos Santos and Guardado ahead of him. Up front, Jimenez will be supported by Rodolfo Pizarro and either Uriel Antuna or Roberto Alvarado.

One accusation against El Tri is that performances have deteriorated as the summer has gone on, but the truth is that the past few weeks have led to this defining moment. If Mexico wins, the Gold Cup will be deemed a success, but a loss would be slated as failure and bring about the first real pressure upon Martino. — Tom Marshall
Mexico – United States. Forecast (cf. 2.44) for the match of the Golden Cup (07/08/2019)

On July 8, the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Chicago and our experts have prepared a forecast for the duel of Mexico and the United States. Who will win the main tournament in North America? – read our material.

Mexico
The national team of Mexico won all the matches in 2019. Nine victories, one of which was gained in extra time over Haiti (1: 0 a.v.), which few could predict, as well as a victory over Costa Rica in a series of 11-meter shots (2: 1 pen.) . At the stage of the Maya group stage, they won three victories with a total score of 13: 3.

USA
USA is the nominal guest and at the same time the host of the tournament. After incomprehensible defeats in June’s friendly games, the “Yankees” won all the Golden Cup matches, while missing only in the last game from Jamaica (3: 1), which was interrupted due to the danger of being struck by lightning. Four star games “Stars and Stripes” won “dry” – 12: 0.

Statistics
Mexico wins 3 out of 10 last full-time home matches
USA did not lose at home tournament
The last personal match ended in victory for the United States (1: 0)

Forecast
The chances of the opponents are absolutely equal, but on the side of the USA the 12th player and the native walls. What can be said with confidence – no one will regret anyone and the game will be tough. We offer to play the bet on the victory “Team USA” and on the yellow cards.

Mexico United States

Mexico United States : The United States Men’s National Team takes on rival Mexico in the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The match will be played Sunday Mexico United States The 2019 Gold Cup final is one that marks the latest chapter in the Mexico United States rivalry. All the talk about how the power pendulum

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meet 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 team they cover.

United States
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.

ADVERTISEMENT

While there were some extenuating circumstances — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Everything was being questioned, from the ability of those on the roster to the methods of manager Gregg Berhalter, who had been on the job for all of six months. It seemed like little progress had been made since the World Cup qualifying failure 20 months ago.

It has been some turnaround since then. From having to appeal for calm ahead of the tournament opener, Berhalter is preparing to lead his side into Sunday’s final, having won five straight games while conceding just one goal.

The Gold Cup might be maligned and the U.S. has the advantage of playing on home soil, but its competitive nature nonetheless poses a different test. Opponents Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica do not constitute the big hitters of the international game, but Berhalter’s men were in no position to take anything for granted.

The path to a Chicago showdown with Mexico has at least seen the Americans beat the teams that they are supposed to beat. Moreover, there have been moments of aggressive pressing and dynamic play on the ball.

So what has changed since those deflating friendly defeats? Some of it is a function of time: Berhalter has had four more weeks to impart his system and philosophy, while players have bonded on and off the field, be it over crosswords, video games or cooking contests.

– Bell: U.S., Mexico set to renew rivalry in Gold Cup final
– LIVE from Chicago: Gold Cup final countdown

Fitness has also been a factor: Aaron Long has shaken off injury woes and been a consistently strong presence in the back, offsetting the loss of usual starter John Brooks. The same is true of midfielder Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore has taken longer, but started the semifinal against Jamaica and is primed to make a major contribution.

But the biggest difference is that Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are playing close to their peak levels. Both arrived in camp following short rest at the end of their club seasons, and after taking a while to get going, Pulisic has been a menace running at defenses and with his finishing, while McKennie tore Jamaica apart with his passing and late runs into the box.

Berhalter deserves credit for his tactical flexibility. Heading into the tournament, all eyes were on a system that included a hybrid right-back/center midfield role. The idea, was to get “stability and activity” in the center of the park, which is Berhalter-speak for safety with the ball and defensive tenacity.

However, the withdrawal through injury of Tyler Adams — the player for whom the system was implemented — saw Berhalter move to a more conventional back four, with McKennie dropping deeper to help Bradley on the defensive side of the ball. There have been hiccups, most notably against Curacao when the two were often not on the same page, but in other games the U.S. looked more stable.

There has been much talk about what would constitute success for the U.S. at the Gold Cup — Berhalter has talked of little else than winning the tournament — but the last month has seen progress and a sense that order is being restored as young talent begins to prove itself on the international stage.

A win on Sunday would only accelerate the process. — Jeff Carlisle

The United States have averaged three goals per game at the Gold Cup. Getty
Mexico
As boring as it may sound, there has not actually been one attention-grabbing reason why El Tri has swept away pre-tournament concerns to reach the final.

The elephant in the room had been players not involved, who include Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun, but the page has long been turned by coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who has insisted those who are here can challenge absent names for places ahead of the next World Cup.

Perhaps helped by the fact that only five of the squad has won the Gold Cup before, there has been a hunger and seriousness about Mexico, even when coming up against lesser opponents like Cuba, ranked 175th in the world, and Haiti, who are 101st.

In this regard, Martino has set the tone. In March, he was blunt with Corona for not showing sufficient dedication to report for camp when injured and has not been much less intense since, firing off criticisms about the lack of VAR and officiating. Indeed, Martino is not known known as a coach who likes press attention, but he has had plenty to say!

Behind the scenes, Martino has worked constantly with his players to ingrain 4-3-3 as the Plan A formation, stressing that Plans B and C simply do not exist. The priority has been to firmly establish the playing “idea,” as he says in Spanish.

And things have gone relatively smoothly for a Mexico side that has been backed by huge crowds wherever it has gone — although needing 120 minutes and penalties to get past Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and then extra time to put away Haiti in the semis is cause for some concern.

The biggest single issue has been chance conversion, which has at times undermined Mexico’s dominance of possession and territory. Elsewhere, Martino accepts that his team leaves itself vulnerable at the back when he talks of pushing players forward, playing the game in the opposition’s half and leaving gaps on the transition, unless the ball can be regained quickly.

In terms of key figures, Edson Alvarez has been handed the crucial holding midfield role. Martino spoke at length to the 21-year-old ahead of training on Friday, and maintaining defensive balance will be vital with Christian Pulisic in form and likely to be drifting between the lines.

Team leaders, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Raul Jimenez have guided the younger players around them, and the veterans will be important on Sunday, with Martino set to field a starting XI that should not contain too many surprises.

Ochoa is the undisputed No. 1, with full-backs Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez and Jesus Gallardo set to start alongside Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo in defense. Alvarez anchors the midfield, with Jonathan dos Santos and Guardado ahead of him. Up front, Jimenez will be supported by Rodolfo Pizarro and either Uriel Antuna or Roberto Alvarado.

One accusation against El Tri is that performances have deteriorated as the summer has gone on, but the truth is that the past few weeks have led to this defining moment. If Mexico wins, the Gold Cup will be deemed a success, but a loss would be slated as failure and bring about the first real pressure upon Martino. — Tom Marshall
Mexico – United States. Forecast (cf. 2.44) for the match of the Golden Cup (07/08/2019)

On July 8, the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Chicago and our experts have prepared a forecast for the duel of Mexico and the United States. Who will win the main tournament in North America? – read our material.

Mexico
The national team of Mexico won all the matches in 2019. Nine victories, one of which was gained in extra time over Haiti (1: 0 a.v.), which few could predict, as well as a victory over Costa Rica in a series of 11-meter shots (2: 1 pen.) . At the stage of the Maya group stage, they won three victories with a total score of 13: 3.

USA
USA is the nominal guest and at the same time the host of the tournament. After incomprehensible defeats in June’s friendly games, the “Yankees” won all the Golden Cup matches, while missing only in the last game from Jamaica (3: 1), which was interrupted due to the danger of being struck by lightning. Four star games “Stars and Stripes” won “dry” – 12: 0.

Statistics
Mexico wins 3 out of 10 last full-time home matches
USA did not lose at home tournament
The last personal match ended in victory for the United States (1: 0)

Forecast
The chances of the opponents are absolutely equal, but on the side of the USA the 12th player and the native walls. What can be said with confidence – no one will regret anyone and the game will be tough. We offer to play the bet on the victory “Team USA” and on the yellow cards.

United States Mexico

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It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meet 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 team they cover.

United States
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.

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While there were some extenuating circumstances — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Everything was being questioned, from the ability of those on the roster to the methods of manager Gregg Berhalter, who had been on the job for all of six months. It seemed like little progress had been made since the World Cup qualifying failure 20 months ago.

It has been some turnaround since then. From having to appeal for calm ahead of the tournament opener, Berhalter is preparing to lead his side into Sunday’s final, having won five straight games while conceding just one goal.

The Gold Cup might be maligned and the U.S. has the advantage of playing on home soil, but its competitive nature nonetheless poses a different test. Opponents Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Curacao and Jamaica do not constitute the big hitters of the international game, but Berhalter’s men were in no position to take anything for granted.

The path to a Chicago showdown with Mexico has at least seen the Americans beat the teams that they are supposed to beat. Moreover, there have been moments of aggressive pressing and dynamic play on the ball.

So what has changed since those deflating friendly defeats? Some of it is a function of time: Berhalter has had four more weeks to impart his system and philosophy, while players have bonded on and off the field, be it over crosswords, video games or cooking contests.

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Fitness has also been a factor: Aaron Long has shaken off injury woes and been a consistently strong presence in the back, offsetting the loss of usual starter John Brooks. The same is true of midfielder Michael Bradley. Jozy Altidore has taken longer, but started the semifinal against Jamaica and is primed to make a major contribution.

But the biggest difference is that Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are playing close to their peak levels. Both arrived in camp following short rest at the end of their club seasons, and after taking a while to get going, Pulisic has been a menace running at defenses and with his finishing, while McKennie tore Jamaica apart with his passing and late runs into the box.

Berhalter deserves credit for his tactical flexibility. Heading into the tournament, all eyes were on a system that included a hybrid right-back/center midfield role. The idea, was to get “stability and activity” in the center of the park, which is Berhalter-speak for safety with the ball and defensive tenacity.

However, the withdrawal through injury of Tyler Adams — the player for whom the system was implemented — saw Berhalter move to a more conventional back four, with McKennie dropping deeper to help Bradley on the defensive side of the ball. There have been hiccups, most notably against Curacao when the two were often not on the same page, but in other games the U.S. looked more stable.

There has been much talk about what would constitute success for the U.S. at the Gold Cup — Berhalter has talked of little else than winning the tournament — but the last month has seen progress and a sense that order is being restored as young talent begins to prove itself on the international stage.

A win on Sunday would only accelerate the process. — Jeff Carlisle

The United States have averaged three goals per game at the Gold Cup. Getty
Mexico
As boring as it may sound, there has not actually been one attention-grabbing reason why El Tri has swept away pre-tournament concerns to reach the final.

The elephant in the room had been players not involved, who include Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, Hector Herrera and Miguel Layun, but the page has long been turned by coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who has insisted those who are here can challenge absent names for places ahead of the next World Cup.

Perhaps helped by the fact that only five of the squad has won the Gold Cup before, there has been a hunger and seriousness about Mexico, even when coming up against lesser opponents like Cuba, ranked 175th in the world, and Haiti, who are 101st.

In this regard, Martino has set the tone. In March, he was blunt with Corona for not showing sufficient dedication to report for camp when injured and has not been much less intense since, firing off criticisms about the lack of VAR and officiating. Indeed, Martino is not known known as a coach who likes press attention, but he has had plenty to say!

Behind the scenes, Martino has worked constantly with his players to ingrain 4-3-3 as the Plan A formation, stressing that Plans B and C simply do not exist. The priority has been to firmly establish the playing “idea,” as he says in Spanish.

And things have gone relatively smoothly for a Mexico side that has been backed by huge crowds wherever it has gone — although needing 120 minutes and penalties to get past Costa Rica in the quarterfinal and then extra time to put away Haiti in the semis is cause for some concern.

The biggest single issue has been chance conversion, which has at times undermined Mexico’s dominance of possession and territory. Elsewhere, Martino accepts that his team leaves itself vulnerable at the back when he talks of pushing players forward, playing the game in the opposition’s half and leaving gaps on the transition, unless the ball can be regained quickly.

In terms of key figures, Edson Alvarez has been handed the crucial holding midfield role. Martino spoke at length to the 21-year-old ahead of training on Friday, and maintaining defensive balance will be vital with Christian Pulisic in form and likely to be drifting between the lines.

Team leaders, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Raul Jimenez have guided the younger players around them, and the veterans will be important on Sunday, with Martino set to field a starting XI that should not contain too many surprises.

Ochoa is the undisputed No. 1, with full-backs Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez and Jesus Gallardo set to start alongside Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo in defense. Alvarez anchors the midfield, with Jonathan dos Santos and Guardado ahead of him. Up front, Jimenez will be supported by Rodolfo Pizarro and either Uriel Antuna or Roberto Alvarado.

One accusation against El Tri is that performances have deteriorated as the summer has gone on, but the truth is that the past few weeks have led to this defining moment. If Mexico wins, the Gold Cup will be deemed a success, but a loss would be slated as failure and bring about the first real pressure upon Martino. — Tom Marshall
Mexico – United States. Forecast (cf. 2.44) for the match of the Golden Cup (07/08/2019)

On July 8, the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Chicago and our experts have prepared a forecast for the duel of Mexico and the United States. Who will win the main tournament in North America? – read our material.

Mexico
The national team of Mexico won all the matches in 2019. Nine victories, one of which was gained in extra time over Haiti (1: 0 a.v.), which few could predict, as well as a victory over Costa Rica in a series of 11-meter shots (2: 1 pen.) . At the stage of the Maya group stage, they won three victories with a total score of 13: 3.

USA
USA is the nominal guest and at the same time the host of the tournament. After incomprehensible defeats in June’s friendly games, the “Yankees” won all the Golden Cup matches, while missing only in the last game from Jamaica (3: 1), which was interrupted due to the danger of being struck by lightning. Four star games “Stars and Stripes” won “dry” – 12: 0.

Statistics
Mexico wins 3 out of 10 last full-time home matches
USA did not lose at home tournament
The last personal match ended in victory for the United States (1: 0)

Forecast
The chances of the opponents are absolutely equal, but on the side of the USA the 12th player and the native walls. What can be said with confidence – no one will regret anyone and the game will be tough. We offer to play the bet on the victory “Team USA” and on the yellow cards.

Watch United States vs Mexico Online

Watch United States vs Mexico Online Live:The USA-Mexico Gold Cup decider that Concacaf always hopes for (and tries to engineer via seeding and bracketing) but hasn’t seen for eight years finally will come to pass. And it’ll happen thanks to the Americans’ 3-1 semifinal defeat of Jamaica on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tenn., where a lengthy weather delay interrupted, but didn’t derail, the host’s best performance of the tournament.

Weston McKennie memorably burst on the USMNT scene by scoring in his debut match, a 1-1 draw with European Champions Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017. He returned to the scoresheet when he found the game’s only goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against Curaçao on Sunday.

Just three days later, McKennie again contributed the USA’s opening goal, making a late run into the box to convert in the ninth minute. The goal was the earliest the United States has scored in this edition of the tournament and settled a few nerves after a few previous chances went begging.

The team looked charged for another one until…Aside from a lengthy 87-minute weather delay, the only blemish of the night was that the USA’s shutout streak ended at 483 minutes when Shamar Nicholson headed home Jamaica’s goal in the 69th minute.

The goal breathed some life back into Jamaica, but the USA dug deep and saw that an equalizer didn’t come. With Jamaica pushing forward, the team caught the Reggae Boyz out in transition, leading to Pulisic’s second strike that put the game on ice in the 87th minute.For the second time in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, Christian Pulisic earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors, with his two goals serving as the difference in the win. Both goals came off rebounds, a variety of which USMNT fans aren’t necessarily used to seeing from the 20-year-old. It’s a part of his game that has been developed since early on.

“As a young kid, I always learned to follow up shots,” Pulisic said after the match. “There’s going to be rebounds for you and all goals count the same. I was in the right place at the right time twice and I was able to finish them.”

The brace was the third of Pulisic’s international career and moved him into a tie with Gyasi Zardes for the team’s joint scoring lead at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with three goals. Having been part of 22 goals in his international career (13 scored, nine assists), Pulisic has a current pace of 1.01 goals/assists per 90 minutes (1961 minutes played).Wednesday night’s result also sets up what could be a huge day for U.S. Soccer. Fresh off Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against England, the U.S. Women’s National Team will go for a record-setting fourth Women’s World Cup title when they face the Netherlands in Lyon, France on Sunday (10 a.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).

Eleven hours later and seven time zones away, the region’s biggest rivalry will be on display when the USMNT takes on Mexico in search of its record-tying seventh Concacaf Gold Cup title just steps away from Soccer House at sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). The encounter will mark the sixth time the two Concacaf giants will meet in the tournament final, and while Mexico holds a 4-1-0 edge in those matches, the USA’s one championship win vs. El Trí came in 2007 at the same location that Sunday’s match will be held.

“The sport continues to grow in such a big way in our country, and I think we’re all so proud of that,” veteran midfielder Michael Bradley said post-game. “Tomorrow is July 4th, a few days later the Women’s Team will have a chance to win a World Cup. Everybody will be rooting for them, and we’ll be behind them every step of the way. When that game ends, everybody will have a few hours to regroup and get ready for another edition of USA-Mexico. It should be a great day.”After some shaky performances over the past couple of weeks, this U.S. team looked strong after Berhalter made some changes. Reggie Cannon started at right back and looked good, but the big story was Jozy Altidore getting the start at striker over Gyasi Zardes. Altidore didn’t score, but he was key on the opening goal by McKennie, using his strong body to shield off a defender. Here is the moment, which came just nine minutes in:The match got tense late following Shamar Nicholson’s goal in the 69th minute to cut the USA’s lead in half, but Pulisic’s second goal made it 3-1 in the 87th minute as he finished off a rebound from a Paul Arriola shot. Unfortunately, Mother Nature made her presence felt 15 minutes into the match. Play was halted for nearly 90 minutes as a lightning storm made its way through the area.

Team USA had clearly been in control prior to the delay. When play resumed, Jamaica managed to shift some of the momentum, though it was not able to find the back of the net.

The USMNT would quickly regain momentum coming out of halftime. After being denied earlier, Pulisic managed to put one past Blake off a rebound in the 52nd minute.

Immediately upon subbing into the game, Gyasi Zardes—who already has three goals in the tournament—had a golden opportunity to pad the lead off a great pass by McKennie. However, his shot went wide right, keeping it a two-goal game.

Jamaica didn’t go away quietly, though. It responded by cutting into the deficit in the 69th minute:

Watch USA vs Mexico Online

Watch USA vs Mexico Online Live:The last time the US men’s national team and Mexico squared off at a Concacaf Gold Cup final, Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie were in middle school.But with the regional titans each reaching the title game of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, after Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 and the US won 2-1 over Jamaica, it will be the first time they’re both in the final since the 2011 tournament, and the sixth time they’ve squared off in the title game in the Gold Cup.

Weston McKennie memorably burst on the USMNT scene by scoring in his debut match, a 1-1 draw with European Champions Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017. He returned to the scoresheet when he found the game’s only goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against Curaçao on Sunday.

Just three days later, McKennie again contributed the USA’s opening goal, making a late run into the box to convert in the ninth minute. The goal was the earliest the United States has scored in this edition of the tournament and settled a few nerves after a few previous chances went begging.

The team looked charged for another one until…Aside from a lengthy 87-minute weather delay, the only blemish of the night was that the USA’s shutout streak ended at 483 minutes when Shamar Nicholson headed home Jamaica’s goal in the 69th minute.

The goal breathed some life back into Jamaica, but the USA dug deep and saw that an equalizer didn’t come. With Jamaica pushing forward, the team caught the Reggae Boyz out in transition, leading to Pulisic’s second strike that put the game on ice in the 87th minute.For the second time in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, Christian Pulisic earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors, with his two goals serving as the difference in the win. Both goals came off rebounds, a variety of which USMNT fans aren’t necessarily used to seeing from the 20-year-old. It’s a part of his game that has been developed since early on.

“As a young kid, I always learned to follow up shots,” Pulisic said after the match. “There’s going to be rebounds for you and all goals count the same. I was in the right place at the right time twice and I was able to finish them.”

The brace was the third of Pulisic’s international career and moved him into a tie with Gyasi Zardes for the team’s joint scoring lead at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with three goals. Having been part of 22 goals in his international career (13 scored, nine assists), Pulisic has a current pace of 1.01 goals/assists per 90 minutes (1961 minutes played).Wednesday night’s result also sets up what could be a huge day for U.S. Soccer. Fresh off Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against England, the U.S. Women’s National Team will go for a record-setting fourth Women’s World Cup title when they face the Netherlands in Lyon, France on Sunday (10 a.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).

Eleven hours later and seven time zones away, the region’s biggest rivalry will be on display when the USMNT takes on Mexico in search of its record-tying seventh Concacaf Gold Cup title just steps away from Soccer House at sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). The encounter will mark the sixth time the two Concacaf giants will meet in the tournament final, and while Mexico holds a 4-1-0 edge in those matches, the USA’s one championship win vs. El Trí came in 2007 at the same location that Sunday’s match will be held.

“The sport continues to grow in such a big way in our country, and I think we’re all so proud of that,” veteran midfielder Michael Bradley said post-game. “Tomorrow is July 4th, a few days later the Women’s Team will have a chance to win a World Cup. Everybody will be rooting for them, and we’ll be behind them every step of the way. When that game ends, everybody will have a few hours to regroup and get ready for another edition of USA-Mexico. It should be a great day.”After some shaky performances over the past couple of weeks, this U.S. team looked strong after Berhalter made some changes. Reggie Cannon started at right back and looked good, but the big story was Jozy Altidore getting the start at striker over Gyasi Zardes. Altidore didn’t score, but he was key on the opening goal by McKennie, using his strong body to shield off a defender. Here is the moment, which came just nine minutes in:The match got tense late following Shamar Nicholson’s goal in the 69th minute to cut the USA’s lead in half, but Pulisic’s second goal made it 3-1 in the 87th minute as he finished off a rebound from a Paul Arriola shot. Unfortunately, Mother Nature made her presence felt 15 minutes into the match. Play was halted for nearly 90 minutes as a lightning storm made its way through the area.

Team USA had clearly been in control prior to the delay. When play resumed, Jamaica managed to shift some of the momentum, though it was not able to find the back of the net.

The USMNT would quickly regain momentum coming out of halftime. After being denied earlier, Pulisic managed to put one past Blake off a rebound in the 52nd minute.

Immediately upon subbing into the game, Gyasi Zardes—who already has three goals in the tournament—had a golden opportunity to pad the lead off a great pass by McKennie. However, his shot went wide right, keeping it a two-goal game.

Jamaica didn’t go away quietly, though. It responded by cutting into the deficit in the 69th minute:

Mexico USA

Mexico USA Live: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 — fitness and the absence of key players being two — the results and performances did nothing to hint that better days were ahead.

Weston McKennie memorably burst on the USMNT scene by scoring in his debut match, a 1-1 draw with European Champions Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017. He returned to the scoresheet when he found the game’s only goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against Curaçao on Sunday.

Just three days later, McKennie again contributed the USA’s opening goal, making a late run into the box to convert in the ninth minute. The goal was the earliest the United States has scored in this edition of the tournament and settled a few nerves after a few previous chances went begging.

The team looked charged for another one until…Aside from a lengthy 87-minute weather delay, the only blemish of the night was that the USA’s shutout streak ended at 483 minutes when Shamar Nicholson headed home Jamaica’s goal in the 69th minute.

The goal breathed some life back into Jamaica, but the USA dug deep and saw that an equalizer didn’t come. With Jamaica pushing forward, the team caught the Reggae Boyz out in transition, leading to Pulisic’s second strike that put the game on ice in the 87th minute.For the second time in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, Christian Pulisic earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors, with his two goals serving as the difference in the win. Both goals came off rebounds, a variety of which USMNT fans aren’t necessarily used to seeing from the 20-year-old. It’s a part of his game that has been developed since early on.

“As a young kid, I always learned to follow up shots,” Pulisic said after the match. “There’s going to be rebounds for you and all goals count the same. I was in the right place at the right time twice and I was able to finish them.”

The brace was the third of Pulisic’s international career and moved him into a tie with Gyasi Zardes for the team’s joint scoring lead at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with three goals. Having been part of 22 goals in his international career (13 scored, nine assists), Pulisic has a current pace of 1.01 goals/assists per 90 minutes (1961 minutes played).Wednesday night’s result also sets up what could be a huge day for U.S. Soccer. Fresh off Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against England, the U.S. Women’s National Team will go for a record-setting fourth Women’s World Cup title when they face the Netherlands in Lyon, France on Sunday (10 a.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).

Eleven hours later and seven time zones away, the region’s biggest rivalry will be on display when the USMNT takes on Mexico in search of its record-tying seventh Concacaf Gold Cup title just steps away from Soccer House at sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). The encounter will mark the sixth time the two Concacaf giants will meet in the tournament final, and while Mexico holds a 4-1-0 edge in those matches, the USA’s one championship win vs. El Trí came in 2007 at the same location that Sunday’s match will be held.

“The sport continues to grow in such a big way in our country, and I think we’re all so proud of that,” veteran midfielder Michael Bradley said post-game. “Tomorrow is July 4th, a few days later the Women’s Team will have a chance to win a World Cup. Everybody will be rooting for them, and we’ll be behind them every step of the way. When that game ends, everybody will have a few hours to regroup and get ready for another edition of USA-Mexico. It should be a great day.”After some shaky performances over the past couple of weeks, this U.S. team looked strong after Berhalter made some changes. Reggie Cannon started at right back and looked good, but the big story was Jozy Altidore getting the start at striker over Gyasi Zardes. Altidore didn’t score, but he was key on the opening goal by McKennie, using his strong body to shield off a defender. Here is the moment, which came just nine minutes in:The match got tense late following Shamar Nicholson’s goal in the 69th minute to cut the USA’s lead in half, but Pulisic’s second goal made it 3-1 in the 87th minute as he finished off a rebound from a Paul Arriola shot. Unfortunately, Mother Nature made her presence felt 15 minutes into the match. Play was halted for nearly 90 minutes as a lightning storm made its way through the area.

Team USA had clearly been in control prior to the delay. When play resumed, Jamaica managed to shift some of the momentum, though it was not able to find the back of the net.

The USMNT would quickly regain momentum coming out of halftime. After being denied earlier, Pulisic managed to put one past Blake off a rebound in the 52nd minute.

Immediately upon subbing into the game, Gyasi Zardes—who already has three goals in the tournament—had a golden opportunity to pad the lead off a great pass by McKennie. However, his shot went wide right, keeping it a two-goal game.

Jamaica didn’t go away quietly, though. It responded by cutting into the deficit in the 69th minute:

USA Mexico

USA Mexico Live: The 2019 Gold Cup final is one that marks the latest chapter in the United States vs. Mexicorivalry. All the talk about how the power pendulum had shifted in CONCACAF was for naught, as the USMNT and Mexico advanced to the final to set a familiar feel. This is the first USA-Mexico matchup in a Gold Cup final since 2011, when Mexico won 4-2 at the Rose Bowl. Now, 8 years later, they go again for the chance to hoist the Gold Cup trophy.

Weston McKennie memorably burst on the USMNT scene by scoring in his debut match, a 1-1 draw with European Champions Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017. He returned to the scoresheet when he found the game’s only goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against Curaçao on Sunday.

Just three days later, McKennie again contributed the USA’s opening goal, making a late run into the box to convert in the ninth minute. The goal was the earliest the United States has scored in this edition of the tournament and settled a few nerves after a few previous chances went begging.

The team looked charged for another one until…Aside from a lengthy 87-minute weather delay, the only blemish of the night was that the USA’s shutout streak ended at 483 minutes when Shamar Nicholson headed home Jamaica’s goal in the 69th minute.

The goal breathed some life back into Jamaica, but the USA dug deep and saw that an equalizer didn’t come. With Jamaica pushing forward, the team caught the Reggae Boyz out in transition, leading to Pulisic’s second strike that put the game on ice in the 87th minute.For the second time in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, Christian Pulisic earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors, with his two goals serving as the difference in the win. Both goals came off rebounds, a variety of which USMNT fans aren’t necessarily used to seeing from the 20-year-old. It’s a part of his game that has been developed since early on.

“As a young kid, I always learned to follow up shots,” Pulisic said after the match. “There’s going to be rebounds for you and all goals count the same. I was in the right place at the right time twice and I was able to finish them.”

The brace was the third of Pulisic’s international career and moved him into a tie with Gyasi Zardes for the team’s joint scoring lead at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with three goals. Having been part of 22 goals in his international career (13 scored, nine assists), Pulisic has a current pace of 1.01 goals/assists per 90 minutes (1961 minutes played).Wednesday night’s result also sets up what could be a huge day for U.S. Soccer. Fresh off Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against England, the U.S. Women’s National Team will go for a record-setting fourth Women’s World Cup title when they face the Netherlands in Lyon, France on Sunday (10 a.m. ET; FOX, Telemundo).

Eleven hours later and seven time zones away, the region’s biggest rivalry will be on display when the USMNT takes on Mexico in search of its record-tying seventh Concacaf Gold Cup title just steps away from Soccer House at sold-out Soldier Field in Chicago (9 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision, UDN). The encounter will mark the sixth time the two Concacaf giants will meet in the tournament final, and while Mexico holds a 4-1-0 edge in those matches, the USA’s one championship win vs. El Trí came in 2007 at the same location that Sunday’s match will be held.

“The sport continues to grow in such a big way in our country, and I think we’re all so proud of that,” veteran midfielder Michael Bradley said post-game. “Tomorrow is July 4th, a few days later the Women’s Team will have a chance to win a World Cup. Everybody will be rooting for them, and we’ll be behind them every step of the way. When that game ends, everybody will have a few hours to regroup and get ready for another edition of USA-Mexico. It should be a great day.”After some shaky performances over the past couple of weeks, this U.S. team looked strong after Berhalter made some changes. Reggie Cannon started at right back and looked good, but the big story was Jozy Altidore getting the start at striker over Gyasi Zardes. Altidore didn’t score, but he was key on the opening goal by McKennie, using his strong body to shield off a defender. Here is the moment, which came just nine minutes in:The match got tense late following Shamar Nicholson’s goal in the 69th minute to cut the USA’s lead in half, but Pulisic’s second goal made it 3-1 in the 87th minute as he finished off a rebound from a Paul Arriola shot. Unfortunately, Mother Nature made her presence felt 15 minutes into the match. Play was halted for nearly 90 minutes as a lightning storm made its way through the area.

Team USA had clearly been in control prior to the delay. When play resumed, Jamaica managed to shift some of the momentum, though it was not able to find the back of the net.

The USMNT would quickly regain momentum coming out of halftime. After being denied earlier, Pulisic managed to put one past Blake off a rebound in the 52nd minute.

Immediately upon subbing into the game, Gyasi Zardes—who already has three goals in the tournament—had a golden opportunity to pad the lead off a great pass by McKennie. However, his shot went wide right, keeping it a two-goal game.

Jamaica didn’t go away quietly, though. It responded by cutting into the deficit in the 69th minute: