Eric Lichaj, Javier Hernandez
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Gold Cup final

Eric Lichaj, Javier Hernandez
U.S. defender Eric Lichaj heads the ball away from Mexico forward Javier Hernandez in the first half of the Gold Cup final on Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Efrain Juarez, Clint Dempsey
Mexico midfielder Efrain Juarez goes for the ball as U.S. midfielder Clint Dempsey fights for position in the first half of the Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl on Saturday evening. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Gerardo Torrado, Michael Bradley
Mexico midfielder Garardo Torrado and U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley battle for the ball in the first half of the Gold Cup final on Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Landon Donovan, Rafael Marquez
U.S. midfielder Landon Donovan lines up a shot ahead of Mexico defender Rafael Marquez for a 2-0 lead in the 23rd minute of the Gold Cup final on Saturday evening in Pasadena.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Jonathan Bornstein
Mexico forward Javier Hernandez (14) celebrates with midfielder Andres Guardado in front of a legion of Mexico fans after Hernandez scored a goal against defender Jonathan Bornstein and the U.S. to tie the score, 2-2, in the first half Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in the Gold Cup final.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Lichaj, Andres Guardado
American defender Eric Lichaj and Mexican striker Andres Guardado vie for the header in the second half of the Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl on Saturday evening. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Giovani Dos Santos, Tim Howard
U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard dives toward the ball but Mexico striker Giovani Dos Santos was able to keep possession and score to put Mexico ahead, 4-2, in the second half of the Gold Cup final on Saturday evening.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Carlos Bocanegra and teammates
U.S. defender Carlos Bocanegra sits on the ground as his teammates retreat to midfield following Mexico’s fourth goal of the Gold Cup final on Saturday night in Pasadena.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Giovani Dos Santos
Mexican players celebrate a goal by Giovani Dos Santos in the second half of their Gold Cup final against the U.S. on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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