Mexico beats Honduras, sets up Gold Cup rematch
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
HOUSTON (AP) -- Aldo de Nigris and Javier "El Chicharito" Hernandez scored off corner kicks early in overtime and Mexico defeated Honduras 2-0 in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday to set up a championship rematch with the United States.
The U.S. and Mexico have played in the last two Gold Cup finals and will meet again on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The Americans advanced with a 1-0 win over Panama earlier Wednesday.
Mexico and the U.S. have won nine of the 10 Gold Cups contested since the biennial tournament took its current form in 1991. The United States beat El Tri 2-1 in 2007, and Mexico won 5-0 in the 2009 final.
Mexico has outscored its five Gold Cup opponents by an aggregate score of 18-2. El Tri is also undefeated in its last 11 Gold Cup games, with nine wins and two draws.