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U.S.A. cruise into Semifinal

soccer-legionnaires-USA-Cuba Patrick Semansky/AP

U.S.A. make a statement with an already depleted Cuban team. U.S. did there part, they played their game, and they played it well. This included three goals from Dempsey which seems to be coming back to life during this Gold Cup.

This one sided game placed U.S.A in a perfect position to repeat as Gold Cup champions and in doing so earn themselves a direct ticket to the Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia. U.S.A. should take this victory with a grain of salt, understanding that the next rounds opponent will not be so open on defense, and able to counter attack quite well, this being Jamaica.

U.S. goes with their momentum sky high to Atlanta where they will face Jamaica next Wednesday. For Cuba, they could look at is as a positive tournament regardless of this score line because they qualified out of group stage, even though players kept defecting and leaving the team progressively game by game. If Cuba focuses on soccer with their youth at a very young age, we were able to see this cup that they could play, and play well when they put their mind to it.

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