Video: Spectacular Giovani Dos Santos Gold Cup Goal (With Spanish Commentary)

Mexico defeated the USA 4-2 in a fantastic Gold Cup Final.  From the broadcasting perspective, Fox Soccer’s coverage was ok, but all across the board it just isn’t as good as ESPN’s top notch soccer coverage.  The US got off to a great 2-0 start, but after veteran RB Steve Cherundolo was forced off injured, the American backline was overran with the skill and speed of the Mexican attack.  The most spectacular of the six goals was saved for last, as Tottenham’s Giovani Dos Santos scored with an incredible chip in the 76th minute.  It was one of the most ridiculous goals I’ve ever witnessed.  First, he latches on to a through ball, sidesteps Tim Howard, controls the ball in a tight space, and then floats a chip to the far post over a leaping Eric Lichaj to the only place he could have scored.  It showed the touch and class that the US unfortunately just didn’t have tonight in a disappointing game for American soccer fans.  Tim Howard’s reaction on this goal said it all.  And, of course, we have commentary of the golaso in Spanish from Univision…

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