The USA beat Mexico 1-0 in the 2021 Gold Cup Final in Las Vegas. These two Concacaf giants have a lot of history together and they added a new chapter when on Sunday, when the USMNT were crowned thanks to a late goal from Miles Robinson in extra time. 

The USMNT, with a “B side”, had to fight on its way to the decider. They beat Qatar in a difficult game thanks to a late goal from Gyasi Zardes. While they suffered to be in the final, Gregg Berhalter’s team just won their seventh Gold Cup title

Meanwhile, Mexico also suffered against Canada in the semifinals but they managed to win 2-1 thanks to a last minute goal from Hector Herrera. El Tri were favorites to win their second consecutive title but they fell short. Here, check out how many times Mexico and the USA have faced each other in the Gold Cup. 



Gold Cup 2021: USA and Mexico head-to-head 

Since 1991, when the old Concacaf Championship became the current Gold Cup, the United States and Mexico have played each other eight times in the tournament and 87.5% of those games (7) have been in the Final of the regional championship. 

Also, none of those eight matches ended up in a draw, with Mexico winning five times and the USA reclaiming three victories, so far. Mexico have scored 16 goals, while the USA have scored seven. Those five victories of Mexico came in Gold Cup Finals, with the USMNT having prevailed twice, in 2007 and in 2021. The results before the 2021 final were: 

Year Result
1993 MEX 4-0 USA
1998 USA 0-1 MEX
2007 USA 2-1 MEX
2009 MEX 5-0 USA
2011 USA 2-4 MEX


The all-time series between these two teams includes 72 matches, with 36 victories for Mexico and 21 triumphs for the United States. They have drawn 15 times. Before the Gold Cup 2021 final, their most recent match was in the Concacaf Nations League Final, with the United States prevailing 3-2.