Gold Cup

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 08: Andres Guardado of Real Betis Balompie reacts during the Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 08, 2020 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Silvestre Szpylma/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Andres Guardado nears a record in Spain

Jahir M. Martinez
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Mexico secure record 8th Gold Cup in Martino debut

Martino earns first international trophy with Mexico

Jona delivers as El Tri slips past Team USA in final

Javier Hernandez of Mexico vies for the ball with DeMarcus Beasley of the US during their 2015 CONCACAF Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on October 10, 2015. The match was a playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico, US resume bitter rivalry with trophy at stake

Thomas Buckley
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GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 02: Fans of Mexico hold up giant letters which spell out Mexico during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi Final between Haiti and Mexico at State Farm Stadium on July 2, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Eternal rivals meet once again in a Gold Cup final

Jahir M. Martinez
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GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 02: Raul Jimenez of Mexico celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi Final between Haiti and Mexico at State Farm Stadium on July 2, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Mexico secures spot in final with unconvincing win

Dan Chapman
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GLENDALE, AZ - JULY 02: El Tri striker Raúl Jiménez scores from the penalty spot in overtime against Haiti. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Raúl’s penalty kick in OT puts El Tri in the Final

Thomas Buckley
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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: Guillermo Ochoa (13) of Mexico makes a save with his left hand during the Quarterfinals match between Mexico and Costa Rica as part of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 29, 2019, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

El Tri can’t afford to look past Haiti in semifinals

Thomas Buckley
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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: Mexico celebrates its victory behind Keysher Fuller (4) of Costa Rica who missed the sixth penalty kick during the Quarterfinals match between Mexico and Costa Rica as part of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 29, 2019, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Team Mexico faces tournament revelation Haiti

Jahir M. Martinez
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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: Raul Jimenez of Mexico during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter Final match between Mexico v Costa Rica at NRG Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

El Tri grinds out frustrating shoot-out win over Ticos

Dan Chapman
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Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico celebrates after saving the penalty of Keysher Fuller of Costa Rica to win the penalty shootout during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinal. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Memo plays hero as Mexico sweats out shoot-out win

Thomas Buckley
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Mexico's Raul Jimenez (R) celebrates his goal against Martinique with teammate Uriel Antuna during their CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage football match at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 23, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

First big hurdle for Team Mexico is Costa Rica

Jahir M. Martinez
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HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 27: Head coach Gerardo Martino and Andres Guardado of Mexico talk during a training session ahead of the Gold Cup match against Costa Rica at Athlete Training and Health on June 27, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Fun facts: Costa Rica awaits El Tri in quarterfinals

Thomas Buckley
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PASADENA, CA - JUNE 15: Guillermo Ochoa #13 of Mexico during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between Mexico and Cuba at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Mexico won the match 7-0 (Photo: Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

El Tri group stage grades: Inconsistency at the back

Thomas Buckley
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CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 23: Raul Jimenez #9 and Uriel Antuna #22 of Mexico celebrates 2nd goal during a group A match between Martinique and Mexico at Bank of America Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

El Tri group stage grades: Flashes of a potent offense

Thomas Buckley
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CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 23: Uriel Antuna of Mexico celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the Group A 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup match between Martinique v Mexico at Bank of America Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Uninspired Mexico holds off tiny Martinique 3-2

Thomas Buckley
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(L-R) Mexico's midfielder Orbelin Pineda, forward Uriel Antuna, forward Carlos Alberto Rodríguez Gomez and midfielder Jesus Gallardo celebrates Antuna's goal against Cuba on June 15, 2019 during their opening round 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico closes out group stage vs tiny Martinique

Jahir M. Martinez
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Mexico's coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino (C) sits on the team bench at the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between Mexico and Canada on June 19, 2019 at Broncos Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Expect El Tri to rotate heavily for Martinique clash

Dan Chapman
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Mexico's midfielder Erick Gutierrez (R) is escorted off the field after being injured during the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between Mexico and Canada on June 19, 2019 at Broncos Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Another injury whittles down Mexico’s roster further

Thomas Buckley
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DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 19: Doneil Henry #15 of Canada fights for the ball against Raul jimenez #9 of Mexico in the second half during group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on June 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Coach Martino lavishes Raul Jimenez with praise

Thomas Buckley
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DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 19: Andres Guardado #18 of Mexico celebrates scoring a goal against Canada in the second half during group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on June 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Guardado brace helps El Tri subdue feisty Canada

Thomas Buckley
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PASADENA, CA - JUNE 15: Alexis Vega #14 of Mexico celebrates his goal during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between Mexico and Cuba at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Mexico won the match 7-0 (Photo: Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Canada to provide Mexico with first tournament test

Jahir M. Martinez
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PASADENA, CA - JUNE 15: Uriel Atuna #22 of Mexico celebrates his hat trick during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A match between Mexico and Cuba at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Mexico won the match 7-0 (Photo: Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Brilliant Mexico cruises to easy 7-0 win over Cuba

Jahir M. Martinez
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Mexico's forward Alexis Vega celebrates after scoring against Cuba on June 15, 2019 during their opening round 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Vega scores debut goal for El Tri during dominant 7-0 win

Dan Chapman
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PASADENA, CA - JUNE 15: Uriel Antuna #22 of Mexico is mobbed in celebration after scoring his team's first goal in the first half of the game against the Cuba at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Antuna hat trick leads Mexico to easy win over Cuba

Thomas Buckley
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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 09: Raul Jimenez of Mexico warms up prior the match between Ecuador and Mexico at AT&T Stadium on June 9, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Martino, Mexico face Cuba in a game that matters

Jahir M. Martinez
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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 09: Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (13) checks on Mexico defender Hector Moreno (15) after getting kicked in the skin during the game on June 09, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Ochoa: Put well-being of players ahead of profit

Jahir M. Martinez
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