Mexico Defeats US For 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship
Mexico 4-2 USA
The US National Team and all its supporters had high hopes for taking back the CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy from Mexico after jumping out to a 2-0 lead just 23 minutes into the game. But an injury to right back Steve Cherundolo, who was arguably the best US player in the tournament so far, caused him to leave the game in the 11th minute with an ankle injury after running into his own player. The US never seemed to recover after replacing the right back with Jonathan Bornstein, who went to the left side and switching Eric Lichaj to the right. From the 29th minute on is was 4 unanswered Mexican goals leading to another El Tri Gold Cup trophy.