Snapshot: Mexico Win Gold Cup – Chicharito Crowned MVP, Gio Dos Santos Scores Absolute Pearler (With Video)

Chris Wright

26th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

Mexico were crowned Gold Cup champions for the sixth time yesterday after coming from behind (El Tri were two down after 20-odd minutes) to beat the USA 4-2 at the Rose Bowl, a victory capped by a stupendous lobbed effort from Tottenham’s forgotten man Gio Dos Santos…

US ‘keeper Tim Howard takes defeat fairly badly

Mexico celebrate their victory

After topping the scoring chart with seven goals, Chicharito holds his ‘Tournament Most Valuable Player’ trophy aloft

Photos: PA

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  1. KingEric7 says:

    That has got to be one of the weirdest signs I’ve ever seen at a football match, “be my sperm donor”???

  2. Liam says:

    Dos Santos… We gotta stop loaning him out every year.

  3. Luke says:

    That dos Santos goal is immaculate, even without that he is so underrated.

  4. alley Al says:

    Congrats to all the Mexican, but TIM HOWARD singlehandedly gave away the cup, so cry me a river Timmy

  5. Ryan says:

    GIO !!!!

  6. says:

    Under Bradley the US has become notorious for giving up goals early and not being able to hang on to a lead. Yet another example of why he shouldn’t be coach.
    Also, is the gold cup the ugliest design for a continental cup or what?

  7. Ping Yang says:

    Pablo Barrera – 2 goals
    The man who couldn’t even make the West Ham sub bench. Just shows how pathetic this Gold Cup tournament is.

  8. Steven says:

    @alley AI how were any of those goals Howard’s fault? Bradley’s decision to move Lichaj to right back and insert Bornstein after Dolo went down cost the US the cup. Prior to that Mexico had lots of pressure but no great looks. After, the defense was horrendous.

  9. Veej says:

    Surely Chicharito’s has to be the most dyke looking footballer ever!!! Torres in second place respectively. Well done to Mexico tho.

  10. Mrpeg says:

    Yes Ping Yang,
    The CONCACAF region is now so mediocre, that its now on par with England.

  11. Waterboy says:

    What a season for Chicharito. Well done hombres

  12. Waterboy says:

    USA already lost the Gold Cup when Mexico got the 3rd goal. The fourth goal was just to humiliate the US team.

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