Mexico wins its ninth CONCACAF Gold Cup

El Tri took on Panama in Los Angeles in a match that was short on goals and ended with a Mexican victory.

Mexico's national soccer team won its ninth Gold Cup on Sunday after a final against Panama. The match held at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles was a tight affair and ended with a single goal by Santi Gimenez in the 88th minute, which ultimately gave the victory to the Mexicans.

Gimenez became Mexico's national hero when he came on during the second half of the match. Within three minutes of taking the field, the striker beat the defenders from midfield and after a long run he shot with his left foot to score a goal.

Gimenez's goal put an end to Panama's aspirations, which had been enjoying very positive opinions and results throughout the competition. It was the third time that the Panamanian team has tried to take home the cup in finals. The Panamanians came close to scoring in stoppage time on a rebound by Aníbal Godoy.

For Mexico, it is the fourth victory in a California stadium. The Mexican national team lost during the last tournament to the United States in 2021, but this year it is once again reaffirming its position as the team with the most titles in the competition. The Mexicans have raised their heads and Jaime Lozano, who took the reins of the team after the dismissal of Diego Cocca, has reaffirmed himself as the coach the national team needs.


  • Mexico: Ochoa; Jorge Sánchez, Montes, Vásquez, Gallardo; Romo, Álvarez, Chávez (Erick Sánchez, m.75); Antuna (Alvarado, m.75), Martín (Giménez, m.84) and Pineda (Reyes, m.92).
    Coach: Jaime Lozano.
  • Panama: Mosquera; Bárcenas, Cummings (Londoño, m.91), Escobar, Andrade, Davis (Anderson, m.61); Quintero (Waterman, m.61), Carrasquilla, Godoy, Díaz; Fajardo
    Coach: Thomas Christiansen.