Striker Jozy Altidore, who scored the first goal of the United States in the final of the fourteenth Gold Cup, said his team was the best in the tournament and deserved the title.
“We have made a great tournament, going from less to more and we surpassed in the final with all deserving a great rival like Jamaica”, emphasized Altidore, author of two decisive goals in the victorious campaign of the equipment of the Stars and Stripes.
“We knew the game was going to be complicated, Jamaica has grown a lot of football and its players have a lot of physical power, but in the end I think we did enough to win the title and win,” Altidore reiterated.
“Now, calm down with another title in our power, we can focus on the next appointment of the selection within the hexagonal Concacaf, where we need to continue on the road to triumph to ensure classification,” he said.
Altidore. “The game next September against Costa Rica will be vital for us.”
The United States, which started the hexagonal with two defeats, cost the German coach Jurgen Klinsmann, dismissed in November and replaced by Bruce Arena, has eight points (2-2-2) and ranks third in the standings.