Dallas Cup Alumni Claim Awards at Gold Cup

Four Dallas Cup Alumni, Andres Guardado, Clint Dempsey, Brad Guzan and Jesus Corona, sweep the individual awards for their efforts in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

 

Mexico defeated Jamaica, 3-1, in the final of the 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the North America, Central America and the Caribbean regional championship tournament for national teams. Dallas Cup alumni had a strong showing in the tournament, and swept the four post-tournament individual awards.

Golden Ball (Best Player): Andres Guardado (Mexico) - Guardado earned the tournament's Golden Ball by leading Mexico to their seventh Gold Cup Championship.  He scored a team high six goals in the tournament, including crutial penalty kicks vs. Costa Rica and Panama in the knock-out stages. Other Dallas Cup alumni to win the Golden Ball include Brian McBride (2002), Giovani Dos Santos (2009), Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (2011), Landon Donovan (2013).

Golden Boot (Top Goalscorer): Clint Dempsey (United States) - Dempsey captured the Golden Boot by scoring seven goals in six games, including a hat-trick versus Cuba. This is the sixth time an American has won or shared the Gold Cup Golden Boot.  Other Dallas Cup Golden Boot winners include Eric Wynalda (1994), Brian McBride (2002), Landon Donovan (2003, 2005, 2013), DaMarcus Beasley (2003), Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (2011).

Golden Glove (Top Goalkeeper): Brad Guzan (United States) - Guzan became the first American to win the Gold Cup's Golden Glove, which was established for the 2002 tournament. He allowed only 5 goals during his 6 games. He joins Keylor Navas of Costa Rica, as Dallas Cup alumni to win the tournamen'ts best goalkeeping award

Bright Future (Best Young Player): Jesus Corona (Mexico) - Corona won the inagural Bright Future award, which goes to the best young player of the tournament.  Corona, a 22 year-old attacker who plays his club ball for FC Twente in the Netherlands, appeared in five of his team's six games, and scored a goal in the final versus Jamaica. 

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