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Clint Dempsey’s record goal helps USA past Costa Rica into Gold Cup final

  • USA prevail 2-0 over Costa Rica to advance to 10th Gold Cup final
  • Dempsey matches Landon Donovan’s US record for international goals
  • Bruce Arena’s men will face either Mexico or Japan in Wednesday’s final

Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 Saturday night and into the Concacaf Gold Cup championship game.

Playing in his home state of Texas, the 34-year-old Dempsey entered in the 66th minute and made a perfectly timed through pass six minutes later that allowed Altidore to break in alone and beat Patrick Pemberton with a left-footed shot from 10 yards.

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