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USMNT vs. Mexico: SBI Live Commentary

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The latest installment of the USA-Mexico rivalry makes its first trip to Las Vegas, with the two adversaries set to play for their second trophy of the summer.

The U.S. men’s national team takes on Mexico in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup final (9 p.m. ET, FS1), a month after the Americans defeated El Tri in the Nations League final. Gregg Berhalter has brought an experimental squad through the Gold Cup, with several new faces blossoming to take the USMNT to the final.

The Americans will face a strong El Tri side with many of the same players who competed in Nations League, with a total of seven starters in the Gold Cup final who also started against the USMNT in the Nations League final.

Here is the USMNT starting lineup for tonight’s final, with George Bello starting in place of Sam Vines, Gyasi Zardes stepping in at striker and Eryk Williamson getting the nod ahead of Cristian Roldan and Gianluca Busio.

SBI’s editorial staff will be providing updates and analysis throughout the match in the comments section below, so feel free to follow the action there. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts, opinions and questions as well.

Enjoy the action.

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  1. I’ve been a big critic of Berhalter and Zardes for quite some time now, but tonight might be a turning point. Good coaches find a way to win, so credit to Greg for winning two tournaments and bravely playing a high press against a far better team. Zardes never stopped pressing, even after ninety minutes. So credit to him for setting an example for the rest of the team.

    Great work all round!

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      • I completely agree with that assessment. In terms of scoring, he just isn’t a number nine. But in terms of pressing the opposition, he did really well.

        I’m a big fan of Sargent anyway, and I think every forward on the depth chart is well behind him at the moment.

  2. Young skilled confident swagger and poise

    Choochooo this train ain’t stopping

    Next up WCQ then Qatar, skys the limit for this generation

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  3. I have lost count of how many times I have defended Kelyn Acosta to the naysayers on this site. He is your Gold Cup MVP and given how often Tyler Adams is injured, he is your starting/backup #6.
    Hoppe’s energy and swagger were a revelation.

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  4. The USMNT have won the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. How about THAT?

    The team not given much of a chance when the rosters were announced has finished 6-0, and capped it with a win against the highly-favored Mexicans.

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  5. Mexico getting nasty now. how many blows to the head have they delivered? Tata has had them playing a cleaner style, but the pressure is on now, so blows to the head

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  6. 110 minutes in only one yellow, no fights, not much arguing, hard fouls? A couple maybe, and only one fan on the field, no cup throwing. Landon didn’t pee on the field…

    The tamest US v Mex game possibly I’ve ever watched.

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    • Nice ball from him to Gioacchini earlier. You see the vision he has at such a young age. The talent is there, just needs some more seasoning, and hopefully Serie A can provide that.

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  7. Impressive effort through 90 for the Americans. Mexico looks gassed, their midfield has disappeared, so much space for the US. ET might be good for us. I give GB a TON of credit here, tactically and in having his team ready to compete

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