Commentary

Analyzing the Gold Cup final

What I learned watching Mexico defeat the U.S. in the Gold Cup final

Updated: June 26, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
By Alexi Lalas | ESPN Insider
Donovan/DempseyGabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty ImagesThe U.S. left the field Saturday night disappointed after a 4-2 loss to Mexico.

1. Adjusting and reacting to unplanned events is part of what good teams do