San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. claims Gold Cup with 117thminut­e goal


Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly frontline Mexico team 10 on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Las Vegas.

Kellyn Acosta, the only player in the U.S. lineup who gets playing time when the firstchoic­e roster is together, took a free kick, and Robinson outjumped Edson Alvarez and headed the ball in on one hop to the right of goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera.

Robinson, a 24yearold defender, got his third internatio­nal goal in nine internatio­nal appearance­s. It was his second goal of the tournament.

The U.S. won its seventh Gold Cup title, its first since 2017, to match Mexico for the most in the 15 tournament­s. Canada won in 2000. It was just the second victory for the Americans in seven finals against El Tri.

Top players, who are with their clubs for European preseasons, will return when the U.S. opens World Cup qualifying at El Salvador on Sept. 2.

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