Two second-half goals, including a milestone for striker Landon Donovan, lifted the US over Mexico for its fourth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup, the soccer championship for North and Central America. Donovan's 60th-minute penalty shot gave him 34 career goals for the home team, tying Eric Wynalda's record. The teams did not shake hands after the match.
Mexico is now 1-9-2 against the US for the decade, and 0-8 on hostile territory. The team had stolen the Americans' trademark early-game aggressiveness, forcing them to come from behind for the first time in the tournament, but for naught, as the Americans held on late against a barrage to keep coach Bob Bradley undefeated since replacing Bruce Arenas.