Jonathan Do Santos with a Lucky goal.
By: Carlos Chicas
Photos: CONCACAF & USA Today
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.- The National Team of Mexico achieved its eleventh Gold Cup by defeating the National Team of the United States for the minimum difference of one goal to zero.
While Mexico won and statistics defend The Aztecs to remain “The Kings” of the region, what is clear that winning the 2019 Gol Cup was not as easy as in previous years.
Sunday night was for Los Azteca, as the United States team failed to capitalize on the clear opportunities in the first 45 minutes of the final.
In the second half, the subing Jozy Altidore was one of the worst decisions made by USA coaching staff. The lack of experience in coaching games like this by Team USA head coach; cost him the championship.
The 2019 Gold Cup Finals, I had to watch it from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, where I realized that the Mexican press is more yellow than dengue. They criticized the Guatemalan referee and the absence of caution cards during the match.
In games like this, if the center referee starts giving cards from the initial whistle to every single foul made by players; it ruins the show. Mario Alberto Escobar, central referee of the Gold Cup final, did an excellent job.
In conclusion, Mexico must win all the Gold Cups, is a senior in this contest, and is who has a larger league that contributes to their national team.
The United States should get out of that metamorphosis and start developing players that can compete at the national level. It lacks an attack and recovery midfielder, lacks of forwards that can finish score opportunities, and needs to stop depending on the Wonder Boy; Christian Pulisic.
Congratulations to Memo Ochoa for being the best goalkeeper, Weston McKennie for taking the Fair Play Award, Christian Pulisic with the rookie of the tournament, and Raúl Jiménez with Golden Booth.
To Tata Martino, you better enjoy winning 2019 Gold Cup; the honeymoon is over. when Mexico goes to the Confederations Cup soon, the Mexican press will start asking for his head.