Mexico coach Miguel Herrera was sacked on Tuesday following allegations of an assault against a television journalist, just two days after guiding them to their seventh Gold Cup trophy in the United States.
Newly crowned Gold Cup champions Mexico will battle the United States in Pasadena, California on October 9 for a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.
Jurgen Klinsmann still isn't sure how his US team that beat the Dutch and Germans last month wound up fourth in the Gold Cup after two embarrassing defeats.
Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" have already made history as they enter Sunday's Gold Cup final against an underperforming Mexico side with much to explain even if it takes the trophy.
Two Panamanian footballers have been suspended and the country's federation ordered to pay an undisclosed fine following the mayhem which erupted towards the end of their stormy Gold Cup semi-final exit
Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" delivered defending champion United States a humbling 2-1 defeat Wednesday, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the Gold Cup final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.
Defending champions the United States, sparked by six goals in four matches from Clint Dempsey, enter Wednesday's Gold Cup semi-finals confident but cautious against a defensively determined Jamaica.
Mexico and Panama advanced to a Gold Cup semi-final showdown with triumphs Sunday, one thanks to a dramatic save and the other on a penalty kick after a controversial call.
Giles Barnes scored the only goal in the seventh minute and Jamaica edged Haiti 1-0 Saturday, advancing the "Reggae Boyz" to a Gold Cup semi-final against holders United States.