Gold Cup Final 2011 Score, USA Vs. Mexico: Pablo Barrera Goal Cuts USMNT Lead

Just as soon as the United States took a 2-0 lead, that lead has been slashed back to one goal. Mexico are back within a manageable margin with a goal of their own, and the score is now 2-1 in favor of the USMNT. There have already been three goals in under 30 minutes, as this has been an absolute cracker of a match so far. This goal was scored by Pablo Barrera, Mexico's right winger, and the USA have only themselves to blame.

Jonathan Bornstein entered the game early as a substitute thanks to an injury to Steve Cherundolo, and he's had a rude awakening in this one. Bornstein seemed to have corrected his old error-prone ways, but coming in as a defensive substitute is never easy, and Bornstein got downright abused. As Barrera ran onto a through ball, Bornstein was caught completely out of position as Barrera ran by him onto the ball, then slotted the ball into the back of the net.

For more on how the two teams got to this point, check out our USA vs. Panama stream and our Mexico vs. Honduras stream. For more updates leading up to USA vs. Mexico, bookmark this StoryStream. For all of our previous Gold Cup coverage, check out the Gold Cup 2011 section. For more on Mexican football, including the Mexican national team, the Mexico vs. USA game, and the Mexican Primera, check out SB Nation's Mexican football blog FMF State Of Mind.

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