USA vs. Mexico: Gold Cup (Copa Oro) Final Live Match Thread

One Juan! We've only got one Juan!

It's the United States vs. Mexico and Juan Agudelo vs. Rafael Márquez for a place in the 2013 Confederations Cup. For those of you who are die-hard Red Bulls fans who haven't been keeping track of the Gold Cup, the USA scraped through Group C after losing their first group stage game ever to Panama, while Mexico demolished the rest of Group A, scoring 14 goals and only conceding one in three matches.

In the knockout stage, the USA knocked off Jamaica and Panama 2-0 and 1-0, respectively, but played pretty well in both matches. Mexico came from behind to beat Guatemala 2-1, and then required extra time on Wednesday to get past Honduras, 2-0. This final is the third consecutive Gold Cup Final between Mexico and the USA, with the two sides splitting the last two. Mexico have the overall advantage in Gold Cups and final wins over the United States, with eight tournament wins and a 3-1 record against the Americans in the showpiece game of the tournament.

If you're looking for more detailed analysis of the final, check out this story stream on the main SB Nation Soccer page.


USA: Tim Howard; Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Carlos Bocanegra, Eric Lichaj; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones; Landon Donovan, Freddy Adu, Alejandro Bedoya; Clint Dempsey

Bench: Jonathan Spector, Maurice Edu, Juan Agudelo, Jonathan Bornstein, Tim Ream, Sacha Kljestan, Marcus Hahnemann

Mexico: Alfredo Talavera; Efrain Juarez, Hector Moreno, Rafael Márquez, Carlos Salcido; Pablo Barrera, Israel Castro, Gerardo Torrado, Andres Guardado; Giovani Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez

Bench: Jesus Zavala, Angel Reyna, Jorge Torres, Hector Reynoso, Aldo de Nigris, Jonathan Orozco, Paul Aguilar,

Kickoff is at 9 PM, and you can watch the game on FSC. Go go USA!

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