On Saturday, the U.S. faces Mexico in the Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Mexico and the U.S. have won nine of the 10 Gold Cups contested since the biennial tournament took its current form in 1991. The United States beat El Tri 2-1 in 2007, and Mexico won 5-0 in the 2009 final.
"We know what the U.S. represents,'' Mexican forward Aldo de Nigris told the AP. "We know it will be a tough rival, but we have to worry about ourselves, and, for me personally, it provides extra motivation because I've never played one of these finals.''
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