2019 Gold Cup

Mexico beats US to lift 8th Gold Cup

Mexico extended their record number of Concacaf Gold Cup wins as Jonathan dos Santos’ strike gave them a narrow victory over the United States. LA Galaxy midfielder Dos Santos latched on to a smart Raul Jimenez back heel to fire in off the bar in front of 62,493 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Christian Pulisic had a good early chance but US boss Gregg Berhalter said Mexico were the «better team». «I think we lacked some calmness and composure,» said Berhalter. «When you talk about a step the team needs to take, we’re close but we weren’t there tonight.» The Gold Cup, referred to as the Concacaf Championship before 1991, crowns the continental champions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Mexico now have 11 wins in the tournament’s history, f...

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