The Mexicans are celebrating with tacos and drinking Tequila as they became the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Champions after they defeated the hosts The United Stated National team 4-2. Keep reading to know all the highlights of this amazing and exciting match plus take a look at the goals video below!!!
My heart is splitting in two, in one half I am happy for my fellow Latin compadres as they fought a long way to win the Gold Cup and in the other half my heart is broken after watching the United States National Team lose after they have become one of world’s best teams. In Latin America, soccer or football as we know it, is a sport you breathe, eat, smell, feel and love until you die. Sounds a little dramatic but what can I say? We live for football or soccer.
I have seen how the U.S. embraced soccer for many years now, their discipline and talent has turned them into soccer giants, quite contenders and today even though they lost they gave Mexico quite a fight but the Mexican squad had some Speedy Gonzalez that left the U.S. amazed, Landon Donovan was among those.
“They’re as dynamic as any Mexican team I’ve played against. They’ve got a few guys who can change the game in a heartbeat.”
These are the players from both squads that faced each other at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Alfredo Talavera, Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marque, Hector Moreno, Gerardo Tornado, Israel Castro, Efrain Juarez, Jose Andres Guardado, Giovanni Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez.
Tim Howard, Carlos Bocanegra, Steven Cherundolo, Eric Lichaj, Clarence Goodson, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya, Landon Donovan, Freddy Adu
Goals of this match came the following way:
During the minute 8’ Michael Bradley scored the first goal from the U.S. team, the second came at the 23’ by the foot of Landon Donovan, Mexico was about to fire back and the first man to stand in front was Pablo Barrera who scored the first goal for the Mexican team during the minute 29’. Then Jose Guardado tied things up with his goal during the 36’ minute. Mexico didn’t stop things there, they were looking for the title so on the minute 50’ Pablo Barrera scored his second and the third for his team, the last and maybe the best goal of the match came during the minute 76’ by Giovanni Dos Santos.
Congratulations to Juan Manuel de La Torre, Mexico’s head coach, and every player who became the 2011 Gold Cup Winners, Viva Mexico!!!!!!! Have a look at the all goals video provided below, you sure don’t want to miss it!!!
Photos: www.wenn.com/ Matthew Hines, News Pictures