Mexico midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos (6) celebrates with teammates after scoring his initial idea opposite a United States during a second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup final soccer compare in Chicago, Sunday, Jul 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The U.S. men’s soccer players showed how far, distant behind they are a women.
Hours after a American women won their fourth World Cup, a group were outplayed by Mexico in a CONCACAF Gold Cup final. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in a 73rd notation to give a El Tri a 1-0 feat Sunday night.
Star Christian Pulisic and captain Weston McKennie both left Soldier Field though vocalization to reporters about a latest reversal to a module still perplexing to miscarry from a disaster to validate for final year’s World Cup.
“Over a march of 90 minutes, Mexico was a improved team,” Gregg Berhalter pronounced after his initial contest as U.S. coach. “What we lacked was we consider some of a calmness, some of a composure.”
Despite blank their tip 3 forwards, El Tri had 58% possession, outshot a U.S. 20-10 and won their eighth Gold Cup pretension to 6 for a U.S., that forsaken to 1-5 in Gold Cup finals opposite a biggest rival.
Days before he reports to Chelsea, Pulisic was by distant a best U.S. player, regulating bursts of speed and slicing ability to emanate chances, though he frequency overwhelmed a round in a second half. The 20-year-old midfielder was given a tournament’s best immature actor endowment after scoring 3 goals with 3 assists.
“His grant to a group this contest was fantastic,” Berhalter said. “Both sides of a ball. Off a field.”
McKennie, entrance off an glorious deteriorate with Schalke in a Bundesliga, was given a captain’s arm rope for a initial time though was mostly ineffective.
“I’m not going to criticism on his particular performance,” pronounced Berhalter, who also praised McKennie for his play progressing in a tournament.
While a throng in Lyon, France, was overwhelmingly pro-American as a U.S. flog a Netherlands 2-0 progressing in a day, El Tri supporters in green, white and red in a throng of 62,493 done Solider Field seem like Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca. Whenever American Zack Steffen took a idea kick, there were shrill chants of “puto,” an anti-gay offence Mexican fans regularly have been admonished for.
CONCACAF ubiquitous secretary Philippe Moggio and orator Alvaro Urrutia did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Mexico scored on a pierce started by Dos Santos, who plays in Major League Soccer for a LA Galaxy. He upheld a round to Rodolfo Pizarro, who switched from a left side to a right in a second half. Pizarro crossed in a chastisement area where Raúl Jiménez played a back-heel pass to Dos Santos, who had continued his run. His left-footed shot went by a outstretched arm of Steffen for only his third idea in 46 general appearances.
“We couldn’t utterly find a initial pass to get out in certain moments,” midfielder Michael Bradley said. “Obviously afterwards we get a small bit tired, and they start to benefit some momentum, obviously. It culminates with them removing them a goal.”
Bradley was among 4 holdovers in a starting lineup from a 11 who began a Oct 2017 detriment during Trinidad and Tobago that cost a U.S. a World Cup berth, assimilated by Pulisic, midfielder Paul Arriola and brazen Jozy Altidore.
Altidore scuffed an open left-footed shot from 10 yards in a seventh minute. Jordan Morris flog goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa with a 6-yard header from Pulisic’s dilemma flog in a 51st minute, though Andrés Guardado headed a round divided during a idea line. Second-half underling Cristian Roldan’s point-blank shot strike Héctor Moreno on a conduct and bounced divided in a 87th.
“We only couldn’t put a chances divided tonight,” Altidore said. “If we demeanour during that 10-, 15-minute period, we kind of mislaid a diversion a bit. We were perplexing to play out of a behind and hang to a guns, though maybe it was a time to kind of get adult a margin and try to get in their half and kind of change that movement a bit.’
Mexico was personification in a initial contest underneath new manager Tata Martino. El Tri has not mislaid a rival compare to a U.S. given 2013, winning three, sketch one and re-establishing itself as a region’s power.
Berhalter, a initial American to manager a inhabitant group after personification in a World Cup for a U.S., wants a possession-based team. Qualifying for a 2022 World Cup will not start until subsequent summer, withdrawal a biennial championship of North and Central America and a Caribbean as a initial measuring test.
“We’re close,” he said, “but we weren’t there tonight.”