Mexico's Andrés Guardado wins Golden Ball at 2015 Gold Cup
Mexico midfielder Andrés Guardado won the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Guardado led Mexico to a Gold Cup title, capped by a 3-1 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup Final on Sunday. Guardado scored six goals over the course of the tournament, including the opener against Jamaica.
Guardado fell one goal short of Clint Dempsey for the tournament lead, as Dempsey's seven goals were good enough to earn Golden Boot honors for the American.
Mexico's Jesus Corona was given the tournament's Bright Future Award. Corona also scored in Sunday's victory.
With its 2015 Gold Cup title in hand, Mexico advances to a one-game playoff against the United States to determine CONCACAF's representative at the 2017 Confederations Cup. The playoff will be played at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 9.
- Stanley Kay