Andres Guardado gave Mexico a lead with a beautiful goal off the volley in the Gold Cup Final against Jamaica.
Mexico reached the Gold Cup Final thanks to a couple of controversial calls. In the Final against Jamaica, who eliminated the United States men’s national team in the semifinals, they’re looking to win outright and without the help of the referee.
Things got off to a good start when Andres Guardado scored an absolutely beautiful goal. A long cross into the box found Guardado on the near side, and he kicked the ball straight out of mid-air to redirect it on goal.
This simply is an elite and world class goal that is more indicative of the Mexico team we expected to see in the Gold Cup, not the team we saw advancing thanks to late penalties.
Mexico ended the half with that 1-0 lead in tact, and will look for an insurance goal early in the second half. Jamaica has played well to stay in the game, but Mexico’s momentum could be too much for Jamaica to contain in the second half.
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