PASADENA, Calif. -- Mexico assistant manager Luis Pompilio Paez was in a defiant mood after El Tri crashed out of the Gold Cup following the 1-0 semifinal loss to Jamaica on Sunday.
"I personally don't like the word failure," Paez told his postmatch news conference. "But everyone is entitled to their opinion."
Jamaica's Kemar Lawrence netted late to dump Mexico out of the Gold Cup, making it three consecutive international tournaments in which El Tri has failed to meet its goals.
In the Copa America...