Big-game nerves once again prove the USA's undoing

BY Jamie Trecker • July 28, 2009

79,000 fans in person — and who knows how many more on television — watched the USA collapse in epic fashion on Sunday, as Mexico trounced the Americans at Giants Stadium 5-0 to take the 2009 Gold Cup.

It was Mexico's fifth Gold Cup title — the most ever for any team in the competition — and a stiff blow to an American 'C' team that had hoped to pull out a surprise.

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