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  • June 26, 2011
  • • 02:00
  • • Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Referee: J. Aguilar
  • • Attendance: 93420

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    Follow me on twitter @sportslab and share your thoughts of the game.
  • 90' + 2'
    Game over!!! Mexico celebrates on the field!!!! What a final! Sad to see the U.S. capitulate in the way it did but give El Tri it's due. They fought back and secure the Gold Cup and a trip to Brazil to play in the Confederations Cup
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card Jones
  • 90'
    Jones takes out a frustration foul and gets reward with a yellow card.
  • 88'
    Which loss is more demoralizing, today or the 5-0 drubbing from a few years back?
  • 87'
    Yellow Card Clint Dempsey
  • 86'
    SubstitutionFreddy Adu Sacha Kljestan
  • 86'
    Another close attempt by the U.S. goes begging, Sacha Kljestan sparked that play.
  • 84'
    The U.S. looks demoralized. This will be a tough loss to shallow....
  • 81'
    Yellow Card Jorge Emmanuel Torres
  • 81'
    Can the U.S. pull out a miracle? Likely not but I've seen crazy things happen?
  • 79'
    Bradley misses the chance of his lifetime. Wide open goal and his long range shot goes wide left.
  • 76'
    Goal Giovani dos Santos
  • 76'
    That's the ball game ladies and gentlemen, the defense completely fell apart on that. GOAALLL!!!! Gio finally gets one in.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionP. Barrera J. Zavala
  • 75'
    Poor pass by Lichaj see a U.S. opportunity go astray.
  • 73'
    Good catch by Howard. Another Mexico goal almost goes in...
  • 71'
    Another close range attempt by the U.S. set up by the free kick.
  • 69'
    Time to rumble out there, the players are getting at each other in the face....
  • 67'
    The U.S. is starting to build a little bit. You see the momentum slowly coming back for the team.
  • 64'
    Looking to add some height, Bob Bradley turns to Agudelo to give the team a natural striker.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionAlejandro Bedoya J. Agudelo
  • 62'
    Gio needs to make better decisions, he had a wide open Chicharito in the box.
  • 61'
    Tonight's game attendance is 93,420, a complete sellout!
  • 59'
    Another accurate attempt by Dempsey hits the crossbar!!!!! Can the U.S. turn it around.
  • 58'
    Adu is fouled outside of the box. Who will take the close range free kick?
  • 57'
    Adu is fouled outside of the box. Who will take the close range free kick?
  • 56'
    Bornstein's confidence is clearly broken, he looks like he's lost out there.
  • 53'
    Mexico keeps on coming at the U.S. what a turnaround, coming back from two goals down to lead by one. Does the U.S. have any chance
  • 51'
    Jonathan Bornstein will not be allowed to wear a U.S. jersey again if the team can't pull out a result.
  • 50'
    Assist A. Guardado
  • 50'
    Goal P. Barrera
  • 49'
    Barrera gets two!!! GOAALLLLLLLL!!!!
  • 47'
    Gio beats four guys in the box and almost squeaks out a goal. Luckily Bradley dives to the floor to kick the ball out.
  • 46'
    The U.S. is trying to be patient but then launch an suspect cross.
  • 45'
    Second half begins!!! U.S. kicks off.
  • 45' + 2'
    Second half ends. Have any questions? Follow @sportslab and ask away....
  • 45'
    Good save by Goodson!!! Diving in the air and heading away a ball that would have seen Mexico have an easy scoring chance.
  • 45'
    Gio!!!! Misses another good opportunity. He should have passed to Chicharito.
  • 43'
    SubstitutionRafa Márquez H. Reynoso
  • 43'
    Marquez is coming out, Reynoso is coming in..
  • 40'
    Rafa Marquez is down. This is an intense physical game.
  • 37'
    Bedoya!!!! He almost puts U.S. back in the lead but his touch on the ball is poor.
  • 36'
    Goal A. Guardado
  • 35'
    GOAL!!!!! Chicharito has a suspect opportunity let in but its a tied ball game. On replay it looks to be onside.
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Landon Donovan
  • 32'
    Too aggressive by Donovan and he picks up a yellow card.
  • 29'
    Assist Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez
  • 29'
    Goal P. Barrera
  • 28'
    SubstitutionC. Salcido Jorge Emmanuel Torres
  • 28'
    GOAL!!!! MEXICO is back in it as Pablo Barrera charges at the goal and finishes! What a game so far...
  • 25'
    Adu almost got a chance of his own right there. He is playing the game of his life right now.
  • 24'
    Another opportunity created by Adu!! What a bold coaching move by Bob Bradley.
  • 23'
    Assist Clint Dempsey
  • 23'
    Goal Landon Donovan
  • 23'
    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! The U.S. is up two thanks to Landon Donovan!!! GOALLL!!!!!!
  • 18'
    It's been confirmed, Cherundolo left the game with a left sprained ankle.
  • 18'
    Lichaj throws in the ball but the U.S. losses possession quick.
  • 14'
    Chicharito missed Mexico's best chance of the game so far, his one on one attempt with Howard hits the crossbar.
  • 11'
    SubstitutionSteven Cherundolo Jonathan Balotelli
  • 11'
    In a strange substitution, Cherundolo has been pulled off for Bornstein. Must be an injury concern but still, I'd pick Spector over Bornstein.
  • 10'
    Kudos to U.S. for taking Mexico's large crowd out of the game early.
  • 8'
    Assist Freddy Adu
  • 8'
    Goal Michael Bradley
  • 8'
    Credit has to go to Adu for getting the corner...
  • 8'
    GOAALLL!!!! Michael Bradley off the header!!!!!
  • 6'
    Dos Santos dribbles past four U.S. player and takes an attempt that just sails right.
  • 5'
    Mexico is aggressive from the start, getting up the pitch with ease but the U.S. has stopped every chance in the final third.
  • 2'
    Chicharito almost has an opening chance!!!! Great take by the Man U forward
  • 1'
    With each connecting pass for El Tri, the crowd gets louder and louder screaming Ole Ole!!
  • Mexico kicks off!!! Let's get this started!!!
  • In the exact opposite, Mexico is greeted with large cheers for each player. Strange...
  • As the U.S. has its lineup announced, each player is being booed. It is an awkward sight to see for a team hosting a game in its own country.
  • Players are walking out as the CONCACAF anthem blares from the stadium speakers. This match is going to be electric.
  • Hello readers! Welcome to our live commentary of the Gold Cup final. The U.S. "hosts" Mexico in the battle of immense rivals at the Rose Bowls. Even though the game is in California, the crowd is 90 percent Mexico supporters. This is Alex Labidou (@sportslab on twitter) and I will be providing you my insights throughout the game.