Mexico players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Jamaica, 3-1, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship soccer match, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.Mexican captain Andres Guardado scored in the 31st minute, Jesus Corona added another in the 47th and Oribe Peralta scored in the 61st as two defensive blunders by Michael Hector doomed Jamaica's championship dream in the biennial North American regional football tournament. Guardado, named Golden Ball winner as the tournament's top player, became the first player to score in three Gold Cup finals. Guardado, who has 10 career Gold Cup goals, also scored in a 2007 finals loss to the USA and a 2011 victory over the Americans. "El Tricolores" were powered by the Gold Cup's most productive attack and humbled a Jamaican side that had been the event's top defenders, surrendering only three goals in five prior matches.
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