Mexico shocks United States, wins Women's Gold Cup game 2-0

The Mexican national women's soccer team pulled off a monumental upset on Monday, beating the United States for the first time ever in a pivotal [Gold Cup] matchup. The game ended 2-0 in Mexico's favor, with goals coming from [Lizbeth Ovalle] and [Mayra Pelayo]. Prior to this match, the United States had dominated the series, holding a 40-1-1 record. This defeat is especially painful as it comes on American soil and the United States failed to qualify for the [Women's World Cup] last year while Mexico did.

This victory for Mexico validates the growth and improving competitiveness of women's soccer in Mexico. Prior to this victory, Mexico's only previous win against the United States came back in 2010 during [World Cup] qualifying which the United States also hosted.

This year's [Gold Cup] group stage is being held across three cities ([Carson], [San Diego], and [Houston]) with the knockout stage featuring quarterfinals, semifinals, and a final match. Both Mexico and the United States advanced from Group A, meaning they will await the conclusion of Group B and C games to determine future opponents.

This is the first iteration of the [Gold Cup] for women, which aims to provide more competitive matches for women's teams in the [CONCACAF] region. This tournament occurs concurrently with the men's Gold Cup.

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