(CHICAGO) — For the second game in the Gold Cup tournament, U.S. midfielder Brek Shea scored the only goal of the game, but this time, that goal won the U.S. the tournament title.
Shea, who was substituted into the game in the 68th minute, scored in the 69th minute, leading the U.S. to a 1-0 victory over Panama to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup title on Sunday.
Landon Donovan was named the tournament’s MVP, scoring five goals and dishing out seven assists.
Shea, who scored the only goal in a win versus Costa Rica earlier in the tournament, was asked if he was as important as Donovan in winning the tournament.
“No…no. I was just happy to be here and be a part of the team.” Shea said. “I got a couple of goals, and I’m just happy we won. I think the team was great. It was a great experience on and off the field.”
The U.S. finishes the tournament outscoring its opponents 20-4.
This is the Americans’ fifth Gold Cup title and first since 2007.
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Emanuella Grinberg, CNN