USA Defeats Jamaica and will Defend Crown in Gold Cup

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United States, current champion, beat Jamaica 3-1 today and will face Mexico in the Gold Cup final of the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Football within three days.

The current champions defeated the other finalists of previous edition of this tournament, number 14, in 2017, with a goal of Weston McKennie and two of Christian Pulisic, on the 52 and 87.

The game was held at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, the game was halted for almost an hour and a half, since the 17th minute, by a dangerous electrical storm.

Shamar Nicholson (69), scored for the Caribbean team with a header, the only player who has scored against the North American team in this competition.

On the road to the finale, the U.S. team dominated group D with wins 4-0, 6-0 and 1-0 against Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama, and in the quarterfinals they beat the surprising Curaçao team.

On the other hand the Mexican team beat Haiti 1-0 in the first semifinal and won access to the final match on July 7th at the Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Mexico, leader of group A and punisher of Costa Rica in the best of eight, had a rough time because the decisive goal came in the third minute of overtime after the draw in the regular time.

Raúl Jiménez kicked a penalty for a team that had no ideas on the pit and on top of that met a strong Haitian defense.

In addition, the Aztec team, top winner of this competition with seven titles suffered the absence on the bench of its technical director, the Argentine Gerardo Tata Martino, due to the excessive accumulation of yellow cards.

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