This blog is a testament to the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. The match was played between Mexico and USA at Giants Stadium on July 26, 2009 in front of 79,000+ fans. Mexico demolished USA by a score of five-nil (cinco a cero).
The rivalry could be felt as I approached the stadium from I-95. The tailgate party was in full swing upon my arrival to the parking lot, and I was more than ready to join the festivities with some Tequila Don Julio Añejo and some cold Modelo Especial.
As I got in line to enter the stadium the intensity increased. Fans from both sides were cheering for their teams, each side drowning out the other.
Once inside, the stadium was rocking. I had seats in section 112, which is just left of midfield. I sat next to several USA fans that had traveled from Ohio and kept insisting that we would witness another repeat performce of Columbus.
"Not today, Gringo".
I will let the final score speak for itself.
Here are the five goals:
(56') Gerardo Torrado: MEX 1 - USA 0
(62') Giovani Dos Santos: MEX 2 - USA 0
(67') Carlos Vela: MEX 3 - USA 0
(79') José Antonio Castro: MEX 4 - USA 0
(90') Guillermo Franco MEX 5 - USA 0