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Antuna has hat trick, Mexico routs Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Uriel Antuna's went from not even being on Mexico's roster to getting the start and scoring a hat trick.

The forward - who was a last-minute addition to the roster - scored three goals and had an assist as top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

"I am very happy I was able to score but the team played a great game, so I am very happy to be here," Antuna said to CONCACAF.com immediately after the game.