The Final we all expected, and have all been waiting for, is here.
The United States and Mexico, arch-rivals and regional powers, face off tonight in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl (9pm, Fox Soccer Channel).
Mexico enters riding a high-powered attack led by star striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, while the United States is led by a strong veteran nucleus including Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.
Mexico will be looking for a second straight Gold Cup title, while the USA will be vying for a third in four tournaments. Mexico enters the tournament undefeated, while the USA has rattled off three straight shutout wins since a group stage loss to Panama.
If you're looking for some reading on the game, here is my Fox Soccer column on tonight's match, and a look at the recent matches in the rivalry. Also, here is my breakdown of all the key match-ups in tonight's match.
SBI will be providing some pre-game coverage from here in Pasadena, so please feel free to make SBI your place for pre-game discussions.
Let's get it started: