The USA shocked Mexico and the rest of North, Central America and Caribbean football fans in the 2021 Gold Cup final on Sunday, beating their neighbors and bitter rivals 1-0 with a 117th-minute goal from Miles Robinson.
It’s the second time this summer that the USMNT has beaten Mexico and celebrated by lifting a trophy after doing so at the Nations League final in June. Only, this time the USMNT squad was made up almost exclusively of MLS youngsters and European-based players in need of games either for fitness or transfer reasons.
Gregg Berhalter is now 2W-0D-1L against Gerardo “Tata” Martino in the competitive USA – Mexico fixtures (2019 Gold Cup final).
Matt Turner made the game’s first big save in the 11th minute, and he needed every inch of his 6-foot-3 frame to push Rogelio Funes Mori’s shot around the post. It’s a difficult save that Turner has routinely made at the Gold Cup, and has undoubtedly raised his stock ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying.
Miles Robinson headed in the winner in extra time as the United States upset defending champions Mexico 1-0 on Sunday to capture their seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
After a super performance by goalkeeper Matt Turner, Robinson soared over Mexican defender Edison Alvarez deep into extra time and headed past Alfredo Talavera to set off wild celebrations at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
“I am happy we got the win,” said Robinson.