CONCACAF Gold Cup

U.S. aims to maintain psychological edge over El Tri

July 24, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Back in 2007, the U.S. claimed the CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 win over Mexico and in the process booked a ticket to the 2009 Confederations Cup. Everyone now knows how swimmingly that turned out for the U.S., but when the same two teams meet again in the Gold Cup final Sunday, the winner's claim of CONCACAF supremacy, as well as a bit of pride, are what is primarily at stake.

Of course, pride has proved to be more than sufficient motivation whenever these two sides get together. ...

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