The USA vs Mexico finals of the Gold Cup results in an exciting win for the USMNT. The goal was scored in the extra time making a match a thoroughly enjoyable affair. It was an entertaining game with many sloppy moments to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. The match matched the expectations of the spectators who had come to Sin City to view the match. It was a rowdy crowd that was silenced by a header from a set piece by Miles Robinson. The coach Gregg Berhalter received the best gift on his birthday where he turned 48 years of age.
It was the second occasion of the USA vs Mexico in the last two months where the former emerged victoriously. This was in sharp contrast to the consequent wins enjoyed by Mexico in the 2019 summer. The USA vs Mexico was a one-of-a-kind game with just about a month left for the World Cup qualifiers to begin. Team USA is brimming with confidence with their win, and are all set to triumph at the qualifiers.
USA Vs Mexico Match Insights: the USMNT Performs Maturely
It was not just the USA vs Mexico match, but the team for the entire campaign as decided by Berhalter was young and inexperienced for such a big platform. Throughout the tournament, they made many mistakes and there were certain moments of imprecision. However, over time, the team grew endurance and compatibility with each other and became a formidable side to face in competition.
With over 63% ball possession in the USA vs Mexico finals, Mexico had a higher pass completion rate. They also managed to win 11 corner kicks making their expected goal number significantly more than that of the USMNT. However, their efforts could not bear fruits and USMNT won the match at the last minute by a header goal.