It was simple, the United States National Soccer Team was not going to be denied Thursday evening as they defeated Team Honduras for one of two spots for Sunday's final in New York City.
The entire Gold Cup organization is set so that the two strongest teams in CONCACAF meet in the final, and as expected both the United States and Mexico will face each other this weekend. This game was much anticipated, but for the Mexicans, whose fate with destiny was not until August 12th at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City - just got a free preview.
Since Mexico is fighting for a World Cup berth, the August 12th match with Team USA on Mexican soil is priority; however with qualifying to the Gold Cup Final, Mexico will have an opportunity to fine tune its machinery.
As for Team USA, nothing has to be proven at the Gold Cup Final because it is the leader of the World Cup classification tournament, in its region, while this weekend event is nothing more than "bragging rights" - for Mexico it is life or death.
The final will be this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (CST) in New York City.
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