Mexico had said from the very beginning that they were going to win the Gold Cup; however, all of the preliminary as well as the final few games looked to prove otherwise. Mexico either tied or kept a close match to every country they came up against. Critics assumed that they would not make it very far. This final game against Jamaica heightened the spirits of Mexico after an obviously dominant match and a 3-1 win.
The 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup finishes on Sunday, and while one of the region’s behemoths is there, another is missing. Mexico found a way to make the final in part possibly due to some questionable circumstances, but Jamaica is in the final on their own merit and look to continue their form.
A crazy, energy filled game finally finished with a score of 2-1 to Mexico after over 120 minutes of shots, slide tackles, fouls, and fights. From the very start of the game, it was obvious that this game would not be finished with tranquility, or likely with all 22 players. Every minute closer to the whistle found more and more fouls on both teams. The entire stadium, players, coaches, and fans let out a sigh of relief after the game was over.
Mexico may have squeaked past Costa Rica in their last game by a lucky and controversial penalty kick in the very last minute of stoppage time, but Panama may be a different story. Thus far in the tournament, Mexico has several ties under their belt, proving that they might not have the capacity to create a strong offensive and defensive line for a full 90 minutes. Panama and Mexico have a rich history and Mexico have a score to settle in this semifinal game after Panama beat them in the 2013 Gold Cup semifinals.
Mexico has made it to the next round as the second place team in their bracket, and their failure to win the group comes at a price as they take on World Cup quarterfinalists, Costa Rica. The team hopes to go into this match large and in charge, but after the first three games of the tournament with little success, Mexico should be worried about the outcome, both because of their play and their opponent so early in the knockout rounds.
FC Dallas defender Moises Hernandez and Guatemala scored a huge success for their side in the Gold Cup, holding CONCACAF giant Mexico scoreless in a 0-0 match that saw them stay alive in Group C. The result is even more impressive considering that they did so even though they had to play the last fourteen minutes of regulation and four minutes of stoppage time down a player after Jose Contreras got two quick yellows in the 74th and 76th minutes.
Mexico will take on Guatemala on July 12th for their second game of the Gold Cup. After varying final scores in the first match of both teams, each one will have a different goal for this game. Mexico will try to continue their streak of steamrolling teams while Guatemala has to redeem themselves from a tough loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Continue reading
Cuba had no chances on the attack as they found themselves stuck in their own box for the majority of the game fending off shot after shot. Mexico showed up this first game to prove that they will go far in the tournament after a 6-0 win over Cuba. Continue reading
In a surprising game, Trinidad and Tobago won their first game in the Gold Cup with relative ease. By the time the first half was over, Guatemala was too far behind to make a comeback. The Caribbean side got 3 goals under their belt right off the bat in a 3-1 win. Continue reading
Mexico will play Cuba in their first match of the 2015 Gold Cup on July 9th and this team has much to prove. After a disappointing Copa America campaign, Mexico looks to this tournament as a time to redeem themselves. Although they have found a recent slump, Mexico still is a contender and fan favorite to go far in this tournament. Continue reading