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The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final has arrived, as the U.S. Men's National Team is set to face Mexico at Chicago's Soldier Field on Sunday night.
Chicago Fire midfielder Djordje Mihailović returns to his home city with an opportunity to raise the regional crown with the U.S., having appeared for the Stars and Stripes twice throughout their tournament run. Taking part in his first major tournament for the senior side after making his debut in January, the Lemont, Ill. native is relishing a chance to represent his club, city, and country in front of his family and friends.
"Every time there was a big game at Soldier Field -- whether it was a U.S. National Team game eight, 10 years ago or the International Champions Cup that came last year -- I was always in the stands watching," Mihailović said. "Now, to finally be on the field and potentially play in the final against Mexico for the United States is something that I could never really think when I was little that I would do, but here I am now."
Tournament champions in 2017, the U.S. earned their spot in the final on the strength of a 3-1 win over Jamaica in the semifinals. Mihailović was an unused sub in the semifinal victory, but appeared twice in group play as the U.S. topped Group D with three-straight wins.
Mexico slipped by Haiti thanks to a Raul Jimenez penalty kick in a 1-0 win to book their ticket to the final match. The two nations have seen on another in the Gold Cup final on six occasions, with Mexico emerging as champions the last time out in a 4-2 win in the 2011 final