The Mexico National Team finds itself just one game away from reaching their second Gold Cup Final in four years as they take on Haiti at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
El Tri needed a tense penalty shootout to get past Costa Rica in the Quarterfinals and are now tasked with facing the surprise team of the competition, Haiti. Les Granadiers have been exceptional in this Gold Cup, winning each one of their games in this tournament including a 3-2 comeback win over Canada in the Quarterfinals. For them, this tournament has been historic in many ways, and beating Mexico to reach the Gold Cup Final would be in and of itself one of the greatest achievements in modern day Haitian football.
But Mexico have been the favorites to win it all ever since the start of the tournament. As ever, Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side should boast of the support of the majority of the stadium, and on paper, look poised for a return performance after facing their toughest test yet in Costa Rica. Though knocks to Andres Guardado and Jonathan dos Santos remain a concern for the Argentine coach, anything less than a spot in the Gold Cup Final would be seen as a failure at this point of the competition.
Mexico have only ever lost once against Haiti in a senior national team setting, and it would take a monumental upset to see them lose again. In fútbol, however, anything is possible, and that’s the part of the narrative that El Tri will look to shut down as they look to make their passage to the Gold Cup Final a reality.
Date: Tuesday, July 2
Time: 7:00pm Pacific, 9:00pm Central, 10:00pm Eastern
Venue: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV: Univision (US-Español), FOX Sports 1 (US-English), Sky HD(Mexico),