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Mexico rallies to beat USA in Gold Cup final

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Pablo Barrera scored two goals and

Mexico rallied to beat the United States 4-2 in the CONCACAF Gold

Cup final on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

Andres Guardado and Giovani Dos Santos also scored for Mexico,

which has won two consecutive Gold Cup titles and six overall. The

victory qualifies Mexico for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, a

preview of the 2014 World Cup.

Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan scored to help the United

States build a 2-0 lead. Donovan became the Gold Cup's all-time

leading scorer with 13 goals.

Barrera put Mexico ahead to stay in the 50th minute, slipping a

10-yard shot underneath the right hand of diving goalkeeper Tim

Howard and inside the left post.

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