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Donovan Shines As U.S.A Men's National Soccer Team Makes Gold Cup Finals

by Photo of Karly Redpath

With their 3-1 victory over Honduras, the U.S. makes the finals and looks ahead to Panama.

Donovan Shines As U.S.A Men's National Soccer Team Makes Gold Cup Finals

The U.S.A. Men's National Soccer Team beat Honduras 3-1 yesterday to move on to the finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They will play Panama (the 2-1 victors over Mexico) on Sunday in Chicago for the championship.

Landon Donovan played a huge role in the semifinal game scoring two big goals to put the U.S. up 3-1 over their opponents. He has five goals in the tournament as a whole and has set up 7 others (4 in the last two games). He is tied with teammate Chris Wondolowski for the most goals in the Gold Cup this year.

The U.S. National team is currently on a hot streak and has won their last 10 consecutive games (a team record). 

Eddie Johnson put the U.S. ahead in the first 11 minutes of the game (off an assist from Landon Donovan). In the 27th minute, Donovan brought the U.S. ahead two goals. 

After halftime, Nery Medina scored on a header, but a minute later, Donovan restored the Americans' two-goal lead and the U.S. pulled through and beat Honduras by 2. 

In the 2009 and 2011 Gold Cup finals, Mexico beat the United States, but based on the way that the Americans have played in this series there is a very good chance they are ready to win the title this year. This will be Panama's first Gold Cup finals appearance since 2005 where after they beat Mexico in the semifinals, the U.S. defeated them and took the title.

Let's see if history is going to repeat itself, shall we?

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