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2015 Gold Cup Final: Mexico attack breaks out to beat Jamaica
Garath McCleary of Jamaica (at left) seeks for the ball against Mexico´s Andres Guardado in the 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 26, 2015.
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MIAMI, Florida – This Friday at 7:00 PM ET, Concacaf will be airing a re-broadcast of two Concacaf Gold Cup classics, the first being the 2000 Gold Cup Final between Canada and Colombia, followed by the 2015 Gold Cup Final between Mexico and Jamaica. Both matches will be shown on Concacaf’s Facebook and YouTube pages, plus the Concacaf App.

The 2015 Gold Cup Final was a history-making affair as for the first time ever a Caribbean team reached the Final after Jamaica defeated the United States 2-1 in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Mexico had survived by the thinnest of margins in their 2-1 extra time victory over Panama in the semifinals, setting up a wide-open Final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The El Tricolor attack had struggled up until that point in the knockout round with not a single goal from open play in the quarterfinals and semifinals, but that all changed in a hurry in the Final when Golden Ball winner Andres Guardado scored in the 31’ on a left-footed volley to give Mexico a 1-0 lead.

The momentum stayed with Mexico to start the second half and two minutes after the re-start, Jesus Corona, who took home Bright Future Award honors, doubled the lead to 2-0 with an excellent left-footed finish.

Mexico’s football was in free-flow and by the 61’ it was 3-0 when a Jamaica giveaway deep in their own half allowed Oribe Peralta to pounce and sweep a right-footed shot into net.

Jamaican were not about to give up, though, and the Reggae Boyz pulled a goal back, 3-1, in the 80’ through Darron Mattocks, whose right-footed shot beat Mexico GK Guillermo Ochoa.

In the end though, the night belonged to Mexico, who saw out the rest of the contest to earn their seventh Gold Cup crown.

 
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