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America is the champion of the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League

America is the champion of the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League
America is the champion of the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League

The United States of America won the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League after defeating Mexico.

During the match that brought them together (Monday dawn) at the Broncos at Mile High in Denver, the hosts won 3-2, after the exciting match extended to additional games, before Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic settled matters with a fatal goal.

The US team crowned the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, which was held similar to the European Nations League, which Portugal won in its first edition, while the semi-finals of its second edition will be held next October.

Jose Corona opened the scoring for Mexico with a surprise goal one minute after the start of the match, before the US team equalized with a goal by Giovanni Reina in the 27th minute.

In the second half, Diego Lines added the second goal for Mexico in the 79th minute, then the hosts equalized after only 3 minutes with a goal scored by Weston McKinney.

The exciting confrontation extended to an extra time that witnessed a fatal goal for the US team in the 114th minute, through Pulisic, who was excited about his recent crowning with Chelsea with the Champions League title at the expense of his compatriot Manchester City.

Mexico failed to equalize with a penalty kick in stoppage time, after the referee resorted to video technology, but Andres Guardado, who came on as a substitute in the second half, put it within the reach of young American goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, to explode the joy of the players and fans.

The US team avenged its defeat against Mexico 1-0 in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

Honduras scored third in the tournament after beating Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties, after the two teams tied 2-2

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America is the champion of the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League
America is the champion of the first edition of the CONCACAF Nations League

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