Mexico triumphed in Philadelphia to claim its seventh title in the Gold Cup era and 10th CONCACAF championship overall, while Jamaica missed out on a maiden trophy in its first continental final. Finally in the 80th minute Jamaica would score. And at very opportune time...
The match was not even physical at that point; Panama parked the bus and waited for the 90th minute, which is when the worst of the match arrived: an alleged handball by Mr. Torres inside the box, which only Mr. Geiger saw and called a penalty kick, which was scored by Andres Guardado.
After Mexico defeated Jamaica 3-1 to clinch the nation’s seventh Gold Cup title on Sunday, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera hit television commentator Christian Martinoli at the Philadelphia airport Monday morning, according to a report from Azteca’s Devid Medrano.
The president of CONCACAF said Saturday the referee acknowledged making mistakes during the contentious Gold Cup semifinal between Mexico and Panama. From that perspective, CONCACAF moved from yet another leadership scandal to a successfully drawing tournament in a matter of weeks.
Mexico won 1-0 on Sunday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals on Andres Guardado’s penalty kick in the final minute of extra time. After a 1-0 loss to the United States which they showed toughness, physicality and grit, they tied 2013 runner-ups Panama 1-1.