Countdown to Columbus: 2007 Gold Cup Final

Mexico entered the 2007 Gold Cup Final at Soldier Field determined to overcome the United States for the first time in eight years on american soil. Andres Guardado and Nery Castillio combined on a wonderful goal to give Mexico a 1-0 halftime lead. At that point in the match, Tim Howard’s clutch goalkeeping was keeping the US in the match.

In the second half a Landon Donovan penalty and a Benny Feilhaber strike from outside the area gave the US another victory over Mexico and the nation’s fourth Confederation title since 1991.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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