After getting off to an absolute dream start, the United States are now in some serious trouble. While they are not yet losing the game, momentum has completely swung and is on the side of Mexico, who have scored yet again to level the match at 2-2. This time, it was Andres Guardado who scored, further solidifying his claim as the player of the tournament in the 2011 Gold Cup.
It looked like Tim Howard was going to be able to stuff Guardado's shot when he got into the box, but the crafty winger was able to get his shot just barely by Howard, who made contact with the ball but couldn't push it off target. The ball dribbled towards the far post where 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez was standing, but in an offside position. Hernandez intelligently realized that he was offside and that the ball was going to just barely find the net and opted not to touch it in the last second, allowing Guardado to score a legal goal and tie the game up at 2-2.
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.