Miles Robinson delivered the game-winning goal for USMNT on a header in the 117th minute.
Despite playing with their B-Team in Sunday night’s Gold Cup final, the U.S. National Men’s Team was able to overcome rival Mexico and multiple chances from the opposition to win in extra time.
Miles Robinson delivered the thrilling game-winner and unlikely victory for the USMNT, putting home a header on a free kick in the 117th minute after the 0-0 game went to extra time.
Team USA was able to hang on for the remaining minutes of stoppage time and celebrate the 1-0 victory over the Mexican side in another nail-biting showdown from Las Vegas.
Miles Robinson delivers USMNT game-winning goal for Gold Cup win
This marked the seventh time the U.S. men’s team has won the Gold Cup dating back to 1991, and it was the first time since 2017, when Team USA beat Jamaica 2-1 in the final.
The victory was even sweeter, given the stakes, how many of USMNT’s best players were missing and the fact that it was a rivalry game against most of Mexico’s normal players. Throw in missing out on qualifying for the World Cup just a few years ago, and all the ups and downs of the last few years for American soccer, and this was a pretty resounding, impressive victory.
Mexico had plenty of chances but was unable to put them in the back of the net. Team USA capitalized in extra time, when the stakes were highest, with Robinson delivering the decisive blow.