Mexico wins record seventh Gold Cup

Jul 27, 2015, 6:52 AM EDT
Mexico celebrates their victory in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final between Jamaica and Mexico in Philadelphia on July 26, 2015.
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Mexico won a record seventh Gold Cup with a dominant win against first-time finalists Jamaica, reports the BBC.

Jamaica were the first Caribbean team in the final, but were unable to produce an upset as El Tri won their third title from the last four cups.

Andres Guardado volleyed the opener in front of almost 70,000 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals before Darren Mattocks's late consolation.

The Gold Cup is the continental tournament for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

El Tri's semi-final win over Panama was marred by ugly scenes, as players clashed and objects were thrown from the stands after Mexico came from behind courtesy of two penalties.

But there was no such controversy in the final as the Reggae Boyz were soundly beaten, despite making a bright start.

"We're very happy," Mexico manager Miguel Herrera said. "We dominated the ball. We got the rhythm we wanted and controlled the play. It's a great satisfaction for all of us." PSV Eindhoven's Guardado finished the tournament with six goals, one less than top scorer Clint Dempsey of the United States, as he was awarded the Golden Ball for being the best player.