Host United States won the Gold Cup final against defending champion Mexico. In the CONCACAF North and Central American Confederation Championship, the American footballers triumphed after extra time 1-0 and won the title for the seventh time.
Of the ten tournaments that preceded the 2021 edition, both countries won five. Mexico had defeated the USA in each of the last three confrontations. The decisive goal was scored by Miles Robinson of Atlanta United with a header in the 117th minute. Overall, this was the seventh success of the United States in the Gold Cup.
At the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, both teams had previously squandered all opportunities to advance, including several times FC Schalke 04’s Matthew Hoepe. One such opportunity came in the 71st minute when his shot was tipped into the penalty area in the moment clarified. The last and angle.
Just two months ago, the two teams faced each other in the final of the CONCACAF Nations League. The match also went into overtime at the beginning of June, with the United States winning 3-2 in the final. Not many important professionals like Champions League winner Christian Pulisic of Chelsea attended the Gold Cup.