Second-Half Goal Sees USMNT Fall 1-0 In 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup FinalMatch Report
Jonathan dos Santos Scores 73rd-Minute Game-Winning Goal;
Christian Pulisic Wins Young Player of the Tournament
CHICAGO (July 7, 2019) – On a cool evening at Soldier Field, the U.S. Men’s National Team fell at the final hurdle to Jonathan dos Santos’ 73rd-minute goal that gave Mexico a 1-0 win in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final.
Goal Scoring Rundown:
MEX – Jonathan dos Santos (Raúl Jiménez), 73rd minute: Rodolfo Pizarro collected the ball near midfield and drove toward the USA goal before picking out Jiménez in the center of the box. The big forward deftly backheeled the ball into the path of dos Santos, who one-timed a left footed drive off the crossbar and into the left side of the goal. USA 0, MEX 1 [WATCH] FINAL
Key Saves and Defensive Plays:USA – Paul Arriola, 15th minute: Mexico worked the ball down the left through Uriel Antuna who centered to the penalty mark where Andrés Guardado’s shot skied over the bar thanks to a great challenge from Arriola.
MEX – Edson Álvarez, 20th minute: Arriola chased the ball down and played back for Michael Bradley to swing it to the back right post. There, Reggie Cannon volleyed it toward the penalty spot and an unmarked Altidore but Edson Álvarez made an imperative recovery to head the ball clear.
MEX – Andrés Guardado, 51st minute: The USA’s best chance of the second half saw Pulisic send in a corner that was headed on goal by Jordan Morris only for Guardado to head it clear off the line.
USA – Zack Steffen, 63rd minute: Pizarro got the ball to the top of the box for Álvarez to shoot and Jiménez redirected it on goal. With little power on the shot, Zack Steffen snatched it easily.
USA – Matt Miazga, 66th minute: Dos Santos got behind the U.S. defense and cut the ball back for Jiménez, whose shot went wide after being put off by a Miazga challenge. On the ensuing corner, Steffen claimed a volley from outside the box that was headed on goal.
MEX – Héctor Moreno, 87th minute: On the USA’s last best chance to find an equalizer, Héctor Moreno made a game-saving block to deny a goal-bound rocket from Roldan inside the box after Arriola recycled a cleared corner.
The U.S. starting XI had an average age of 25 years, 175 days and 41 caps.
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter went with the same lineup for the second-straight match.
Christian Pulisic won the tournament’s Best Young Player Award.
Pulisic, Bradley and Aaron Long were all named to the tournament Best XI.
Michael Bradley joined Cobi Jones (164) and Landon Donovan (157) as the third USMNT player to reach the 150-cap milestone.
Weston McKennie captained the USMNT for the first time.
Paul Arriola made his team-leading 11th appearance of 2019.
Since 2000, the USA is 14-8-6 against Mexico. The U.S. is 19-35-15 against Mexico all-time.
- U.S. Men’s National Team Match Report -
Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
Date: July 7, 2019
Competition: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup - Final
Venue: Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.
Attendance: 62,493 (sellout)
Kickoff: 9 p.m. ET
Weather: 73 degrees, clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 0 0
MEX 0 1 1
MEX – Jonathan Dos Santos (Raul Jimenez) 73rd minute
USA: 1-Zack Steffen, 14-Reggie Cannon, 19-Matt Miazga, 23-Aaron Long, 13-Tim Ream (16-Daniel Lovitz, 83); 8-Weston McKennie (capt.), 4-Michael Bradley, 10-Christian Pulisic; 11-Jordan Morris (15-Cristian Roldan, 61), 17-Jozy Altidore (9-Gyasi Zardes, 64), 7-Paul Arriola
Substitutes not used: 12-Sean Johnson, 22-Tyler Miller, 2-Nick Lima, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Walker Zimmerman, 6-Wil Trapp, 18-Jonathan Lewis, 20-Djordje Mihailovic, 21-Tyler Boyd
Head coach: Gregg Berhalter
MEX: 13-Guillermo Ochoa; 3-Carlos Salcedo, 4-Edson Alvarez, 6-Jonathan dos Santos, 9-Raul Jimenez, 15-Hector Moreno, 18-Andres Guardado (capt.) (5-Diego Reyes, 89), 20-Rodolfo Pizarro (8-Carlos Rodriguez, 81), 21-Luis Rodriguez, 22-Uriel Antuna (11-Roberto Alvarado, 86), 23-Jesus Gallardo
Substitutes not used: 1-Jonathan Orozco, 12-Hugo Gonzalez, 2-Nestor Araujo, 7-Orbelin Pineda, 10-Luis Montes, 14-Alexis Vega, 16-Erick Gutierrez, 17-Cesar Montes, 19-Fernando Navarro
Head coach: Gerardo Martino
Stats Summary: USA /MEX
Shots: 11 / 20
Shots on Goal: 2 / 5
Saves: 4 / 2
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 10
Offside: 2 / 2
Referee: Mario Escober (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: William Arrieta (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Humberto Panjoj (GUA)
4th Official: Juan Gabriel Calderon (CRC)
Budweiser Man of the Match: TBD