Gold Cup

Pulisic and Jona dos Santos named in Gold Cup Best XI

The CONCACAF tournament revealed the 11 names that make up the championship's ideal line-up, with three MLS players among them.

Mexico's midfielder Jonathan dos Santos goes for a header against USA's midfielder Christian Pulisic during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup final football match between USA and Mexico
KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI AFP

The United States saw Mexico lift their eighth Gold Cup title at Soldier Field, taking away the Americans' back-to-back championship dreams, with El Tri regaining their CONCACAF crown, but not all was bad for the US side, and soccer in the States.

Three MLS players made it into the Gold Cup Best XI besides three US members, seven players from Mexico and one from Canada.

Christian Pulisic, the Young Player of the Tournament and the US' leader on the field, is one of the Stars and Stripes members to be named in the Gold Cup Best XI, with team-mates Michael Bradley and Aaron Long.

Pulisic managed three goals and three assists in six games, with Long netting twice in the summer championship.

The MLS is also represented in this Gold Cup, showing the growth of the American league with three players making the tournament's ideal line-up.

LA Galaxy midfielder and Mexico's superstar, Jonathan Dos Santos, was joined by US players Bradley and Long.

Jona was in charge of scoring Mexico's title-winning goal, and along with Long and Bradley displaying Major League Soccer's growth.