Mexico defeated the defending champions by the slimmest of margins to become Kings of the Concacaf Region for the eighth time.

Jonathan dos Santos was the hero early Monday morning grabbing the all important winner as El Tri shrugged of the challenge of the US Men’s National Team to claim the Gold Cup crown.

It was an intense, physical match from start to finish.

The pre-match build-up was focused on Chelsea’s new boy Christian Pulisic and he could have put the Americans ahead in the opening minutes but his goal-bound shot from a tight angle was well saved by Guillermo Ochoa in the Mexican goal.

Jozy Altidore also missed a glorious chance to score the opener before the break during a 30-minute spell when the Stars and Stripes were clearly the better side.

Clear chances dwindled for both sides after the break and it was an even, closely contested half before Jonathan dos Santos seized his moment. The midfielder started the move and then kept his cool to finish of a beautiful team goal that gave Mexico the lead.

The victory handed Mexico the bragging rights and the crown as the kings of the Gold Cup.


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