What can you say about their domination? Mexico completely handled and discouraged every team they went up against in the Cup.
Mexico went up against El Salvador in their opening match and defeated them 5-0 led by a hat trick from Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.They also went 5-0 in their second match against Cuba in which 'Chicharito', Dos Santos, and backup forward, Aldo De Nigris, scored. The final group match was played against Costa Rica and five goals were scored, but not in another shutout by Mexico. The game's final score was 4-1 with Guardado leading all goal scorers with two. They showed so much domination in the group stages that Mexico instantly became favorites by possibly everyone to win the Gold Cup.
They swept the group stage and found themselves against Guatemala. To everyone's surprise, the first goal was scored in five minutes by Guatemala. Then a substitution by Mexico gives them the tie with De Nigris scoring after playing two minutes. Then Hernandez's heel kick goal topped it off and Mexico went up against Honduras in the Semi-Finals. The quarter-final game showed Mexico as a team that can come back from tough situations.
The tense Semi-Final game went into Extra Time after their regulation score ended at zeros. Again, De Nigris, scored and 'Chicharito' went on to finish them with the second goal. Once again, Mexico had reached the Finals.
The rivalry between USA and Mexico went undergo in the Finals of the cup. USA scored the first two goals and looked to be in shape. But then winger, Pablo Barrera, scored the first goal for Mexico and motivated the team. Guardado tied the game up and Mexico never looked back. As Barrera scored the third goal, the crowd at Pasadena was lit on fire! Then the final world class goal from, Giovani Dos Santos made the stadium erupt and left the USA goalie, Tim Howard, crying. With the comeback of 4-2, Mexico went undefeated and pleased many followers. Mexico should pure dominance as well as resiliency.