United States wins Gold Cup by defeating Panama thanks to a goal from Brek Shea
The United States won its fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup by defeating Panama this Sunday for 1-0 in the final played at Soldier Field in Chicago against 57.000 spectators. The North American team that adds its fifth title in this competition did not need to display its best game to defeat a solid Panamanian team that seemed to be content with having arrived at this stage.
It was Brek Shea who scored the only goal of the match in the minute 69 meeting, when as soon as he entered the field he took advantage of a pass from Landon Donovan to beat the Central American goalkeeper, clueless to the mistake of a partner of Shea. De esta forma, the team led by Jurgen Klinsmann finishes the championship undefeated and demonstrating its superiority in a tournament where its great rival, Mexico has not risen to the occasion.
With this triumph, The United States ensures the possibility of contesting the tie decided by who attends the next Confederations Cup (Rusia 2017) before the winner of the next Gold Cup of 2015. It must be remembered that this competition is totally different from the Hexagonal that decides which teams go to the next World Cup in Brazil. 2014.
México: 9 titles
Costa Rica: 3