After trailing 1-0 at the half, the United States Men’s National Team rallied to beat Mexico 2-1 in CONCACAF’s Gold Cup Final. Midfielder Benny Feilhaber provided the game winner on an impressive volley in the 73rd minute.
Andrés Guardado kicked off the scoring at the end of the first half, after an excellent string of passes down the right wing. The ball was crossed through the box, and an unmarked Guardado blasted the ball into the net. The goal was Mexico’s first goal in the United States against the USMNT in 797 minutes.
17 minutes into the second half, the US found their equalizer. Bring Ching was fouled in the box and Landon Donavon converted his fourth penalty kick of the tournament, his 34th career goal, tying Eric Wynalda atop the career US goal list.
The win qualifies the US for the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa.