Carlos Vela scored once and set up two goals as Mexico defeated the United States 5-0 to win the Gold Cup and snap the Americans’ 58-game home unbeaten streak in the tournament.
Half-time substitute Vela was one of five different players to score for Mexico which posted its fifth Gold Cup title.
It also marked their first win against the US outside of Mexico in over 10 years, halting a 15-game losing skid.
“I believe this is a great win for Mexico because we showed the pride we have in our hearts today,” Mexico’s Giovani Dos Santos said. “This is a huge step for us in the process.”
Mexican captain Gerardo Torrado opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 56th minute, comfortably beating American goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Dos Santos, who was named man of the match, made it 2-0 just six minutes later before Vela found the target in the 67th minute to give Mexico a commanding 3-0 lead.