Gyasi Zardes, Wil Trapp, and Zack Steffen are all set to represent the Black & Gold in Stars and Stripes on Sunday, July 8 as the U.S. Men's National Team prepares to play Mexico in the 2019 Gold Cup Final at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.
Zardes is the only Crew player to appear in all five matches so far (three starts) while Steffen has started four matches, including in the most recent 3-1 win over Jamaica in the semifinals, while Trapp has posted one start in two appearances.
So far, Zardes is tied with teammate Christian Pulisic for most goals on the USA roster (3), as the U.S. extended its record streak by scoring in its 29th consecutive Gold Cup match as part of the 3-1 victory over the Reggae Boyz.
Sunday's match marks a record-setting 11th Gold Cup Final for the MNT, which most recently won the tournament in 2017. Zardes was the only Crew member to be on that 2017 squad, and this year, Zardes and D.C. United's Paul Arriola lead the team in total appearances for the MNT in 2019 with 10. As for Steffen and Trapp, Steffen enters Sunday's match with 14 career caps compared to 19 for Trapp.
Come Sunday, it will be an uphill battle against a favored Mexico team, which is 4-1-0 against the U.S. in Gold Cup Finals. However, the U.S.'s one victory came at Soldier Field back in 2007, and all in all, the Stars and Stripes are a perfect 6-0-0 against Concacaf opponents at Soldier Field.
Kickoff for Sunday's final is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on FS1, Univision, UDN and the Futbol de Primera Radio Networks.