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USA 2-4 Mexico in 2011 Gold Cup Final: Your Reaction

The United States men’s national team suffered a demoralizing 4-2 defeat at the hands of Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The US led in the first half 2-0 until Mexico’s Pablo Barrera pulled one back. Mexico went on to score three more goals. The last of which was a goal that even Lionel Messi would be proud of after Giovani Dos Santos scored a fantastic goal to seal the 4-2 win.

In a game which Mexico dominated, the United States weren’t helped by the first half injury to Steve Cherundolo who was replaced by Jonathan Bornstein. Bob Bradley had to shuffle around his players in the back to accommodate for Cherundolo’s exit.

While Freddy Adu put on a spirited performance for the United States and did well holding up the ball and creating chances, the rest of the United States team were outplayed — especially in midfield.

What’s your reaction to the 4-2 scoreline?


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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