USA 1-0 Mexico Goals 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup final
The USA has won the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017, and 2021. Both archrivals had conceded only one goal between them in their five first games. Neither side was able to score more than 115 minutes of the championship match.
RUNDOWN GOAL SCORING
USA – MILES ROBINSON (KELLYN ACOSTA), 117th minute: Mexico’s Edson Alvarez was given a yellow card for a challenge on Nicolas Giaocchini close to the left touchline. Acosta won the free-kick and sent a dangerous ball into Miles Robinson’s box. Alvarez was beaten by the defender from seven yards away, and the goal-winner came for his third international career.USA 1, MEX 0.
KEY DEFENSIVE PLAYS & SAVES
USA – MATT TURNER, 11th Minute: Mexico had their first clear opportunity, but Matt Turner was ready to test it. Jesus Corona sent in a corner to the right and Rogelio Funes Muri was unmarked just past the penalty mark. Funes Mori made a solid header towards the right post. Turner dived to his left and pulled the ball wide using a strong left-handed save.
MEX – ALFREDO TALAVERA (74th minute)Kellyn Acosta kicked a free-kick from the left into the six. Gyasi Zardes couldn’t connect, but the ball was still alive. Paul Arriola got the ball, but Talavera was able to block the shot with his back, as he fell to the ground.
This was clear after the USA 1-0 Mexico Goals 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup final at the Nations League. Now, a USMNT team with second-string veterans as well as up-and-coming players took down an El Tri nearly full-strength. The USMNT’s young players won again thanks to a last-gasp goal after 120 hard-fought minutes.