2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Central

El Tri claims fifth Gold Cup title
Mexico erupted after a scoreless first half to thump the United States 5-0 in the Gold Cup final and claim their fifth regional trophy before a packed house at Giants Stadium. Full story …

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Trecker: Mexico spells disaster for U.S.
It didn’t matter which squad the Americans ran out against Mexico as they once again collapsed when the lights shone brightest, and at the worst possible time with a national audience. Jamie Trecker breaks down the final.

“Look at anybody in the United States and this loss has to anger you. If you are an American and are not ticked off, something is wrong with you. It’s an anger we can bring with us on Aug. 12.”

— U.S. striker Brian Ching on the final defeat to Mexico.

Gold Cup storylines

American players felt the sting of their lopsided final loss to Mexico.

Mexican fans celebrated their victory over the U.S. in grand style.

The United States beat Honduras 2-0 to book their berth in the Gold Cup final.


Memo Ochoa’s huge save in the penalty shootout puts El Tri in Sunday’s final.

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Gold Cup at a glance

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