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Mexico delivers harsh lessons to the USMNT

CHICAGO -- Throughout this Gold Cup, United States manager Gregg Berhalter spoke of nothing less than winning the tournament. Given the strength of Mexico's side -- even one shorn of players such as Tecatito Corona, Chicharito Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Miguel Layun -- the odds of that happening seemed long.

So the Gold Cup was always going to be about more than winning. It was going to be about gaining experience for the younger elements of the U.S. squad, as well as a manager new to the international...

Bradley and Morris too slow, get 4/10 as U.S. lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The rebuild for the United States finally hit a wall on Sunday in the Gold Cup final with a 1-0 loss to Mexico in Chicago.

Jonathan dos Santos' second-half goal was the difference, while Gregg Berhalter's first competitive tournament as USMNT manager ends with a handful of positives and a host of bigger questions.


The Americans came out on the front foot in the first half and looked to be the better team for large stretches of the opening stanza. Via Jozy Altidore's hold-up play and Christian...

Gold Cup final form guide: Improving U.S. looks to Pulisic; Mexico must maintain momentum

It is the Gold Cup final that most hoped for: On Sunday, the United States meets Mexico with CONCACAF glory on the line. Ahead of the big game, we asked Jeff Carlisle (U.S.) and Tom Marshall (Mexico) to evaluate the form of the teams they cover. 

United States

Just prior to the Gold Cup, the U.S. men's national team looked to be a shambles, having been thrashed 3-0 by Venezuela in a friendly that followed a 1-0 reverse to Jamaica four days earlier.

While there were some extenuating circumstances...

Can the U.S. limit chances for Jimenez, Mexico's talented side in Gold Cup final?

The Gold Cup final is here, with old foes Mexico and the United States squaring off Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago. While it will be their first Gold Cup meeting since 2011, there is plenty of familiarity between these two great rivals who are once again battling for regional supremacy.

Here's everything you need to know, from the superheroes and the sidekicks who can decide the ties to the keys for victory.

The backstory

How much time do you have? This is one of the most storied rivalries...

Pulisic rises to the occasion as USMNT now prepares for Mexico

Christian Pulisic had two goals to lead the United States past Jamaica and into the Gold Cup final against Mexico.

On an odd night in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States men's national team prevailed over Jamaica 3-1 in the semifinal round of the 2019 Gold Cup via goals from Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic. While far from comfortable, the Americans finished Wednesday's game strong and advanced to face Mexico in a much-anticipated final in Chicago on Sunday.


In spurts, the Americans showed a verve and cohesiveness that speaks to more comfort with coach Gregg Berhalter's system. Jozy Altidore...

Altidore the attacking spark the U.S. needs in Gold Cup semis vs. Jamaica

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Back on June 8, at an otherwise run-of-the-mill pregame news conference ahead of a friendly against Venezuela, U.S. men's national team manager Gregg Berhalter said that when forward Jozy Altidore "is fit and strong, there's not a better striker than him in America."

If that's the case, Berhalter's assessment hasn't always been in alignment with how he's doled out minutes at the Gold Cup. Gyasi Zardes has been the preferred starter for much of the tournament, while Altidore...