Mexico won a record seventh Gold Cup with a dominant win against first-time finalists Jamaica.
Jamaica were the first Caribbean team in the final, but were unable to produce an upset as El Tri won their third title from the last four cups. Andres Guardado volleyed the opener in front of almost 70,000 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals before Darren Mattocks’s late consolation.
“We’re very happy,” Mexico manager Miguel Herrera said. “We dominated the ball. We got the rhythm we wanted and controlled the play. It’s a great satisfaction for all of us.”
The Gold Cup is the continental tournament for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean.