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USA Wins A Brilliant Shutout 6-0 Over Cuba in Gold Cup Quarterfinals

By: Kiersten Ehr

BALTIMORE– The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team had a brilliant blowout win in the Quarterfinal match-up against Cuba at M&T Stadium on July 18 winning 6-0. USMNT will make their way to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinals Wednesday, July 22 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, against Jamaica.

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The MNT improved it’s Gold Cup Quarterfinal record to 8-0-1. The six-goal win was the largest margin of victory for the USA in the history of the tournament.

Link: YouTube video with highlights from July 18th, 2015

Player of the game: Clint Dempsey (Forward)

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Dempsey, 32, achieved a hat trick (3 goals). Dempsey’s hat trick was the fourth in MNT Gold Cup history). Clint Dempsey scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals in this Gold Cup Tournament. Dempsey is the current golden boot leader (top goal scorer). He now has 47 goals in his MNT career, including 11 in the Gold Cup, which ranks second on the all-time list.

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Scoring drives of the game:

USA – Clint Dempsey (Timmy Chandler) 4th minute

USA – Gyasi Zardes (Fabian Johnson)      15

USA – Aron Johannsson (Michael Bradley) 32

USA – Omar Gonzalez (Aron Johannsson)   45

USA – Clint Dempsey (penalty kick)          64

USA – Clint Dempsey (Michael Bradley)   78

Watch USA vs Jamaica for the Semifinals on Wednesday, July 22.
Live on FOX Sports 1 and UniMas.
Fans can follow USMNT on Twitter @ussoccer


Until the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
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WORLD CUP: She believes in the U.S.A.

By: Kiersten Ehr

@KierstenEhr

July 5th, 2015 marked a historic night for #TEAMUSA in Vancouver.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will be partying like its 1999. Team USA beat Japan 5-2 in the World Cup final.

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In just three minutes into the game — U.S. center midfielder Carli Lloyd scored three goals (hat trick) in the World Cup final against Japan.

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“We just made history. I was on a mission,” Lloyd said Monday on “CBS This Morning. “It was just an epic win and we created history.”
“(I) did imagine playing in a World Cup final and scoring four goals or so,” Lloyd said. “It’s amazing what the mind can do and I was just focused and wanted to come here and help my team win in any way I could.”

#USWNT now has three Women’s World Cup titles (1991,1999, 2015)

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GET THE GIST OF IT:

  • U.S. held a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes (Lloyd with hat trick)
  • U.S. lost to Japan in 2011 in penalty kicks (This re-match game was a huge opportunity for the U.S. to get a comeback win)
  • First sellout crowd in a Women’s World Cup final
  • Carli Lyold received the Golden Ball (MVP) as player of the tournament (scored twice in about 135 seconds as #USWNT led 2-0 over Japan in fifth minute)
  • Lauren Holiday made an epic U.S. lead 4-0 with a 54 yard shot from midfield!
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    {According to VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)– It was also the fastest hat trick in World Cup history — men or women — and Lloyd became the first American since Michelle Akers in 1991 to score multiple goals in a World Cup final. The only other hat trick in a World Cup final was when England’s Geoff Hurst scored three times against Germany in the men’s 1966 final at Wembley.}
  • Lloyd scored six goals in seven matches during the monthlong tournament, raising her international total to 69.
  • U.S. is 25-1-6 against Japan & a 3-1 advantage in World Cup meeting

Giving back to fans #Shebelieves

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The U.S. WNT showed appreciation to their fans during the FIFA World Cup tournament as the U.S. WNT players used the #SheBelieves.

#SheBelieves campaign is a message to young girls that they can accomplish all their goals and dreams that nothing is impossible without believing in yourself.

As a team, we are always excited to be able to positively impact young fans, especially young girls,” said U.S. WNT captain Christie Rampone. “The #SheBelieves initiative allows us to interact with the fans and encourage them to set high goals and strive to reach them no matter what the obstacles.” (Source: http://www.ussoccer.com)

Congratulations to U.S. A.! Now talk about a perfect ending to 4th of July weekend.


Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr

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