Mexico may have had a tough time getting past its two knockout-round opponents, but in the end Javier 'Chicharito Hernandez and Co. are right where everyone expected them to be when the Gold Cup began.
El Tri will face the United States in the much-anticipated final.
After dominating the Gold Cup competition in the group stage, outscoring the opposition by 13 goals through its first three games, Mexico snuck past Guatemala and needed two extra-time goals to defeat Honduras 2-0 in the semifinals Wednesday in front of a sold-out crowd at Reliant Stadium.
Aldo De Nigris struck first with a header off a corner kick in the 93rd minute. The Monterrey then added an assist, again winning a header from a corner kick with Chicharito providing an easy tap-in on the far post to secure a trip to Pasadena, Calif.