He is the team’s star player. His team-leading three goals and three assists shows he’s enjoying a fantastic tournament.
A fact not lost on an opposing manager keen on keeping the versatile 20 year-old quiet for his side to have a chance at glory.
A Mexican side, coming off a pair of knockout round of matches that both went through the 120 minutes of regulation and overtime, is not lacking in confidence, fight and desire.
“Well, I think we all want to win. To have the Cup at the end of the game. We’re in good form. We’re recovered now from the two games and we know what we’re playing for. At the end, we want to win,” Jimenez stated confidently.
The United States, however, does not desire the Gold Cup any less. And on a day when the US Women Team will look to star player Alex Morgan to lead them to World Cup glory, the men’s team should expect nothing less from their star performer.
Gregg Berhalter, the US manager, puts it this way: “With Christian we know he’s a top talent and we want to get him into position to affect the game. We know he can affect the game on an individual level, and he’s shown that so far in the tournament.”