Deadly Dempsey does a Dono­van

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Clint Dempsey’s mile­stone goal sealed the United States’ 2-0 vic­tory over Costa Rica on Satur­day in the semi­fi­nals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Dal­las, Texas.

In Wed­nes­day’s fi­nal, the US will now face ei­ther de­fend­ing cham­pion Mex­ico or Ja­maica -which was due to play the se­cond semi in Pasadena, Cal­i­for­nia on Sun­day.

Tena­cious Costa Rica stymied the five-time cham­pion un­til Jozy Alti­dore broke through in the 72nd minute, cap­i­tal­iz­ing on a deft pass from Dempsey.

Ten min­utes later, for­mer Ful­ham and Tot­ten­ham striker Dempsey fired a per­fectly struck free­kick un­der the wall and into the net for his 57 th in­ter­na­tional goal, ty­ing Lan­don Dono­van’s mark as the coun­try’s all-time top scorer.

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