In winning its 10th consecutive game, the USA enrolled its fourth-consecutive shutout and fifth in six Gold Cup matches, just surrendering an extra shot objective in the subsequent gathering stage game versus Martinique. For his endeavors securing the protection, goalkeeper Matt Turner won the Golden Glove as the competition’s best goalkeeper. The USA has now won the Concacaf Gold Cup in 1991, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2017 and 2021.
The archrivals entered the match having surrendered only one objective each with both posting four shutouts through their initial five games, and neither one of the sides moved through 115 minutes in the title match. Mexico directed play for a large part of the primary half, yet couldn’t get through a restrained and problematic aggregate protective exertion from the U.S.
Secured by goalkeeper Matt Turner and Robinson at focus back, the USA guard kept on playing lights out, keeping a perfect sheet versus Mexico. Robinson and Turner are the solitary two U.S. players to play the entire six matches at the Gold Cup. Turner denied Mexico’s Rogelio Funes Mori on three events in the primary half alone, including an awesome plunging save from the beginning.
The USA endured the early pressing factor and had its own opportunity to start to lead the pack 26 minutes in. Sebastian Lletget took out a guarded freedom and discovered Paul Arriola inside the crate, however Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera came out to remove Arriola’s point, constraining his shot to hit off the right post.
The subsequent half was all the more even, with the two sides making half-chances during swinging force shifts. Anyway over and over, the last ball was simply off in a hard-took on conflict that saw 51 fouls called – including 31 on the USA – and the USMNT likewise hindering seven shots.
The USA triumphed when it’s all said and done the final say regarding additional time, scoring the game-champ in the 117th as Robinson headed in Kellyn Acosta’s free kick to secure the USA’s second prize of the late spring. It was the USA’s third-consecutive game-victor to accompany under seven minutes to play and denoted the most recent USMNT objective in USA-Mexico history.
The USA currently moves its concentration to the beginning of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying one month from now. The USMNT starts its mission for Qatar on Sept. 2 at El Salvador, plays Canada on Sept. 5 in Nashville and shuts the FIFA window on Sept. 8 at Honduras.
Objective SCORING RUNDOWN:
USA – MILES ROBINSON (KELLYN ACOSTA), 117th moment: Mexico’s Edson Alvarez was shown a yellow card following a test on Nicolas Giaocchini close to one side touchline. Acosta took the resulting free kick, sending a hazardous ball into the crate for a significant distance Robinson. The protector beat Alvarez noticeable all around to head in the game-victor from seven yards out for his third profession worldwide objective. USA 1, MEX 0
KEY DEFENSIVE PLAYS AND SAVES:
USA – MATT TURNER, eleventh moment: Mexico had the game’s first clear possibility, however Matt Turner was up to for the test. Jesus Corona sent in a corner from the right, discovering Rogelio Funes Mori plain past the punishment mark. Funes Mori put a strong header on outline towards the right post, however Turner dove rapidly to one side and pushed the ball wide with a solid left-gave save.
MEX – ALFREDO TALAVERA, 74th moment: Kellyn Acosta whipped a plunging free kick from the left side into the six, where Gyasi Zardes couldn’t interface however kept the ball alive. It tumbled to Paul Arriola, who had a chance off at the doorstep, however Talavera hurled himself forward, hindering the shot from short proximity with his back as he tumbled to the ground.
Gregg Berhalter rolled out four improvements to the crew from Thursday’s elimination round against Qatar, embeddings safeguards George Bello and Reggie Cannon, midfielder Eryk Williamson and forward Gyasi Zardes.
This evening’s Starting XI had a normal age of 24 years, 236 days. It’s the second-most youthful USMNT setup in a competition last, coming in behind the crew that started the Concacaf Nations League win against Mexico on June 6 (24 years, 206 days).
Showing up in his third consecutive Gold Cup Final, Paul Arriola captained the USMNT for the second time this evening. He previously wore the armband in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against Jamaica on July 25.
Reggie Cannon began his second-consecutive Gold Cup last, while Gyasi Zardes showed up in his third-in a row.
Midfielder Kellyn Acosta was the lone starter who additionally began last month’s Concacaf Nations League Final victory against Mexico on June 6 in Denver. Both Reggie Cannon and Sebastian Lletget fell off the seat in that match.
Acosta showed up in his fourteenth successive counterpart for the USA this evening. He’s the lone player to show up in every one of the USA’s 13 games in 2021.
The USMNT is 26-6-3 out of 35 matches under Gregg Berhalter, and 11-1-0 in the Gold Cup. Berhalter is presently attached with Steve Sampson (26-22-14; 52 games) for fifth in successes among USMNT lead trainers.
– U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MATCH REPORT-
Match: United States Men’s National Team versus Mexico
Date: August 1, 2021
Contest: 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup – Final
Setting: Allegiant Stadium; Las Vegas, Nevada
The opening shot: 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. neighborhood
Climate: 97 degrees; clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 OT1 OT2 F
USA 0 0 1
MEX 0 0 0
USA – Miles Robinson (Kellyn Acosta) 117th Minute
USA: 1-Matt Turner; 2-Reggie Cannon (20-Shaq Moore, 65), 16-James Sands, 12-Miles Robinson, 21-George Bello (3-Sam Vines, 65); 19-Eryk Williamson (6-Gianluca Busio, 87), 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Sebastian Lletget (10-Cristian Roldan, 66); 7-Paul Arriola (Capt.) (8-Nicholas Gioacchini, 87), 9-Gyasi Zardes, 13-Matthew Hoppe (24-Henry Kessler, 120+1)
Substitutes not utilized: 18-Sean Johnson, 22-Brad Guzan, 4-Donovan Pines, 11-Daryl Dike, 14-Jackson Yueill, 15-Jonathan Lewis
Lead trainer: Gregg Berhalter
MEX: 1-Alfredo Talavera; 21-Luis Rodriguez, 2-Nestor Araujo, 15-Hector Moreno (Capt.) (3-Carlos Salcedo, 44), 23-Jesus Gallardo; 16-Hector Herrera, 4-Edson Alvarez, 6-Jonathan Dos Santos (14-Erick Gutierrez, 76); 10-Orbelin Pineda (24-Rodolfo Pizarro, 76), 11-Rogelio Funes (9-Alan Pulido, 105) Mori, 17-Jesus Corona (5-Osvaldo Rodriguez, 90)
Substitutes not utilized: 12-Rodolfo Cota, 20-Jonathan Orozco, 7-Erick Sanchez, 8-Kevin Alvarez, 13-Alan Cervantes, 18-Efrain Alvarez, 19-Gilberto Sepulveda
Lead trainer: Gerardo Martino
Details Summary: USA/MEX
Shots on Goal: 5/5
Corner Kicks: 6/11
Unfortunate behavior Summary:
MEX–Hector Herrera (Caution) 72nd moment
USA – Kellyn Acosta (Caution) 113
MEX – Jesus Gallardo (Caution) 114
MEX – Edson Alvarez (Caution) 117
Official: Hector Said Martinez (HON)
Associate Referee 1: Walter Lopez (HON)
Associate Referee 2: Henri Pupiro (NCA)
fourth Official: Mario Escobar (GUA)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Budweiser Man of the Match: Matt Turner