The United States on its 4th time is back again in the Gold Cup final. Thanks to Clint Dempsey who gave the U.S. team its winning score 1-0 against Panama last Wednesday night during the semifinals. The winning play was set up by Freddy Adu who gave a slanting pass to Landon Donovan. In the 77th minute off, Dempsey sent the winning score and it was such a sweet victory for the US team who lost big time during the group play last June 11.
The U. S. team was defeated by Panama with a score of 2-1 and it was such a devastating loss for the United States because it has never happened during group stage of the tournament. The U.S. team always wins over Panama in international play so their loss really came as a shock. In the next three games that followed, the U.S. team did not give their opponents any chance at all. During the quarterfinals, it was also Clint Dempsey who led the U.S. team to a 2-0 victory against Jamaica.
On Saturday, the United States will vie in the championship match against Mexico and it will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. The 2011 Gold Cup was participated by 12 teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.