Defending Champion United States won over Curacao in Gold Cup

Featured Defending Champion United States won over Curacao in Gold Cup

Weston McKennie headed in Christian Pulisic's cross in the 25th minute, and the US national team held on for a 1-0 victory over a resolute Curacao squad in the Concacaf Gold Cup quarterfinals on Sunday evening at Lincoln Financial Field.

The US advances to face Jamaica for a third time in as many Gold Cup knockout phases, after Jamaica also defeated Panama 1-0 earlier on Sunday. The Americans lost to Jamaica in the 2015 semifinals 2-1, then defeated them by the same score in the 2017 final.

Jamaica also defeated the US 1-0 in a Gold Cup tuneup friendly on June 5.

Curacao exits the tournament despite leading the US 15-10 in shots and 5-3 in efforts on target, while also slightly edging possession.

Last modified onMonday, 01 July 2019 11:21

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