Mexico defeats the USMNT in another Gold Cup final match-up

Christian Pulisic United States 2019

How to Watch | Mihailović and the USMNT go for Gold Cup glory against Mexico on Sunday

Second-half struggles. The game started to get away from his players in the second half. Superb midfield play by the Mexicans gave them a number of opportunities for goals, but it was not until the 73rd minute that Jonathon Dos Santos lifted the ball pass the U.S. goalkeeper to give Mexico the 1 nil victory.

"His contribution to the team this tournament was fantastic", Berhalter said.

"Over the course of 90 minutes, Mexico was the better team", Gregg Berhalter said after his first tournament as USA coach.

Bradley was among four holdovers in the starting lineup from the 11 who began the October 2017 loss at Trinidad and Tobago that cost the USA a World Cup berth, joined by Pulisic, midfielder Paul Arriola and forward Jozy Altidore.

"I thought we had a good start to the game". For us, the whole month the focus was on that we need to make progress, and when I look back it at it and evaluate it, I think we did make progress. American Weston McKennie quickly jumped in and several players converged but no cards were issued.

Jordan Morris beat goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa with a 6-yard header from Pulisic's corner kick in the 51st minute, but Andrés Guardado headed the ball at the goal line.

"There's a lot of guys playing in a game like this for the first time".

"Every time there was a big game at Soldier Field - whether it was a U.S. National Team game eight, 10 years ago or the International Champions Cup that came last year - I was always in the stands watching", Mihailović said.

A win Sunday could have indicated this transformation was ahead of schedule.

"You're always searching for a flawless performance", the coach said. Pulisic also took home the tournament's Best Young Player Award.

Berhalter did note how the USMNT allowed the fewest goals of any team in the tournament (two), perhaps an indication that at least on the defensive side of his tactics, his team are getting the message.

The president of soccer's North and Central American and Caribbean body refused to address FIFA's contention that having the finals Women's World Cup, the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America on the same day was planned, not inadvertent. For now, El Tri can claim the upper hand, and the USMNT's next opportunity to declare otherwise will not arrive until 2021.

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