Mexico forward Carlos Vela (11) takes a shot on goal past Cuba defender Jorge Luis Corrales (13) during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Chicago. Mexico won 6-0. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
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Mexico's Gold Cup quest got off to an emphatic start with a crushing 6-0 demolition of short-handed Cuba in their opening game Thursday at Soldier Field.That left Cuba with 16 players to face powerhouse Mexico, who have won the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament six times.Oribe Peralta scored a hat-trick while Giovani dos Santos, Andres Guardado and Carlos Vela scored a goal each in the rout for El Tri, who finished with 18 shots on goal to Cuba's one.The game was a rematch of the 2011 Gold Cup group stage game which Mexico won 5-0 .
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