usatoday.com : 2 AUGUST, 2021, 8:02 PM
U.S. A men’s national soccer team defeats Mexico in Concacaf Gold Cup final, collects second trophy in two months.
Miles Robinson’s extra-time goal in the 117th minute lifted the United States men’s national soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 win over Mexico in the Concacaf Gold Cup final in front of an overwhelmingly pro-El Tri crowd at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The victory marked the second time in two months that the USMNT defeated their rivals in a continental tournament, after prevailing in extra time in the Concacaf Nations League final on June 6.
Kellyn Acosta delivered the deep free kick into the 18-yard box, where Robinson headed home the winning goal.
The Gold Cup final was the fifth game in the tournament that the USMNT won by a 1-0 scoreline, including all three knockout stage games. Goalkeeper Matt Turner, who plays professionally for the New England Revolution of MLS, started in goal for the U.S. the entire tournament and earned clean sheets in all five of those games.
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