Mexico with an advantage over the United States in the finals of the Concacaf zone for the last 31 years – La Opinión

Mexico with an advantage over the United States in the finals of the Concacaf zone for the last 31 years – La Opinión

The Mexican team will face its counterpart from the United States this Sunday night in the grand final of the Nations League, with the advantage in the last ten finals of the different Concacaf competitions in the last thirty-one years where the Aztec team has six victories to four of the stars and stripes squad .

An advantage of four victories for the team currently led by Jaime Lozanowhich dates back to 1993, but in the last three final duels, the North American team is the one who has the advantage with three consecutive wins.

The six Mexican victories in this rivalry between both teams in finals of this FIFA soccer zone date back to 1993, when they met for the first time in the final duel of the Gold Cup held at the Azteca Stadium and where Mexico won by a 4-0 win with scores from Ignacion Ambriz, an own goal from Desmond Armstrong, Luis Roberto Alves “Zaguinho” and Guillermo Cantú.

In the second final, Mexico repeated the dose against the North American team in 1998 with a score by Luis Hernández, in a duel that took place at the Memorial Coliseum stadium in Los Angeles, California. After that game, nine years passed before they saw each other again and there the United States won 2-1 with goals from London Donovan and Benny Feilhaber, while Andrés Guardado scored for the Mexican team.

It didn’t take long for the Mexican team to gain revenge in the 2009 Gold Cup final, when Mexico won 0-5 at Gigant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with goals from the Aztec squad scored by Guillermo Franco, Giovani dos Santos, Gerardo Torrado, Israel Castro and Carlos Vela.

Two years later, Mexico added another victory in the grand final of the 2011 Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California, now with a score of 2-4. The American goals were scored by Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan. But Mexico responded in a big way with two goals from Pablo Barrera, one more from Andrés Guardado and the last, a great goal from Giovani dos Santos.

In 2015 they met in the sixth final, but now of the Concacaf Cup, with another Mexican victory, now 2-3 with goals from the North Americans scored by Geoff Cameron and Bobby Wood, while Javier “Chicharito” was present for Mexico. ” Hernández, Oribe Peralta and Paúl Aguilar, in a duel held at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena.

In the seventh final, Mexico won again in 2019 in the Gold Cup with a score by Jonathan dos Santos, in a match that took place at the Soldier Field stadium in the city of Chicago, Illinois. From there, the United States has added three consecutive victories in the 2021 editions of the Nations League, the Gold Cup of the same year and in the 2023 Nations League.

In the 2019 Nations League, the United States won 3-2 in a match held at the Empower Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado, with goals for the Americans by Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic. Jesús “Tecatito” Corona and Diego Lainez scored for Mexico.

In the 2021 Gold Cup, the Stars and Stripes team won 1-0 with a goal from Miles Robinson, in a match held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. And the most recent victory for the Americans was in the Nations League last year with a score of 3-0 and where Christian Pulisic and Ricardo Pepi were present on the scoreboard on two occasions, in a duel again held at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Edson Álvarez and Gio Reyna engage in a tough duel in this Sunday’s final of the Nations League in a history that has favored the Mexican team in the last 31 years. Photo: Imago7.

Serenade for the Tricolor

The Mexican team will not be able to complain that their hearts have been stolen in California and they show off a button with the mariachi serenade that the followers of the Aztec team dedicated to them on the night before the grand final of the 2024 Nations League.

The players, in response to the detail of the great fans that exist for the Mexican team that exists on North American soil, enjoyed a few minutes of the musical dedication at the entrance of the hotel where they are concentrated for the important game against the United States to define the champion of this year’s Nations League.

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