Judging by how much skill they displayed throughout the tournament, it should come as little surprise that Mexico features heavily in Univision's Top 10 goals of the Gold Cup. The champions, in fact, own five of the top 10 and it's hard to argue with any of them. The top goal, they judge, is Giovani Dos Santos' perfectly placed shot that sealed the champions against the United States.
The only U.S. goal to make their top 10 is Landon Donovan's strike that gave the Yanks a 2-0 lead over Mexico. For my money, I think Clint Dempsey's goal against Panama was better because of the quality build-up, but that's probably quibbling.
There's at least a shred of real meaning in all this, too. Just think, it wasn't so long ago that the Mexican national team was in disarray and on the verge of missing the World Cup. Now, they have two of the best young talents in the game (Chicharito and Dos Santos) and are suddenly looking like a burgeoning world power.
The U.S., meanwhile, is still led by the same generation of players that took them to the 2006 World Cup. It's not like the Americans are doomed, but the gap between these two nations seems to be widening in the opposite direction it seemed to be going just a year ago.