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USA utilized two second-half goals in the span of 10 minutes from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey to defeat Costa Rica 2-0 in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semifinal in front of 45,516 fans at AT&T Stadium. Dempsey's 82nd minute strike was the 57th of his international career, tying him with Landon Donovan for the most all-time by a U.S. MNT player.

With the win, the U.S. MNT moves on to its record 10th Gold Cup Final on Wednesday, July 26 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (9:30 p.m. ET; FS1, Univision and Univision Deportes Network), where it will meet the winner of Sunday's second semifinal between Mexico and Jamaica.

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The U.S. Men's National Team utilized a brace from Jordan Morris and single strike from Omar Gonzalez to earn a wild 3-2 victory against Martinique in its second match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in front of 23,368 fans at Raymond James Stadium. With the win, the U.S. moves atop Group B with four points and closes out the Group Stage with a clash against Nicaragua on Saturday, July 15 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio (7 p.m. ET).

The U.S. threatened early, with Gyasi Zardes finding success operating down the left flank, leading to two chances for Morris inside the first 15 minutes. Morris' front line partner got in on the action, coming close in the 27, before Zardes saw his own chance well held by Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa four minutes later.

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The U.S. Men's National Team used Dom Dwyer's first-time effort in the 50th minute to earn a 1-1 draw with Panama in front of a Tennesse-state record crowd of 47,622 in its opening match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The USA moves on to its second Group B encounter where it will face Martinique on Wednesday, July 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (9 p.m. ET on FS1, UniMas and UDN).

Despite hot and humid mid-day conditions in the Music City, the U.S. collected numerous first-half chances from Kelyn Rowe, Kellyn Acosta and Dwyer, but went into halftime locked 0-0 with Los Canaleros.

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Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team fell 52-16 to USA on Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium in the second and deciding leg of the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifying series, securing the Americas 1 seed in Pool C alongside England, Argentina, France and Oceanic 2 for the Americans.

The hosts took control from the opening kick off after the Canadians bobbled the ball in the air, giving USA early possession for the opening minutes. AJ MacGinty’s boot kept Canada at bay and, after Tyler Ardron was penalized for a high tackle on USA winger Mike Te’o, the USA got on the board through a try from number 8 Cam Dolan. MacGinty’s conversions was unsuccessful, score 5-0 at the 10-minute mark. 

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Canada and the USA tied 28-28 in Game one of their Rugby World Cup qualifier from Tim Hortons Field on Saturday afternoon. Canada got two tries from DTH van der Merwe while Aaron Carpenter also went over for his 17th test try. Shane O'Leary kicked 13 points.

"If we're going to do better next week, we've got to be more clinical than we were today," head coach Mark Anscombe said. "If you want to win these games you've got to make better decisions that what we did out there today."

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Mexico drew 1-1 with the United States in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday evening, inching closer to securing qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The draw means Mexico maintain their six-point lead at the top of the qualifying group ahead of second-placed US and Costa Rica, who are both on eight points, although the latter have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Three teams from the CONCACAF region will qualify for next year's World Cup, while the team in the fourth place will play-off against Asia's fifth-placed nation. For the US, the result means they maintained their seven-game unbeaten record, while Mexico also extended their undefeated run to six qualifiers.

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The U.S. Women's National Team opened its two-game European tour with a 1-0 shutout against Sweden at Gamla Ullevi Stadium as 22-year-old midfielder Rose Lavelle scored the lone goal of the match in the 56th minute.

The U.S. had several good chances in the first half, including a Carli Lloyd shot from a Meghan Klingenberg cross that she knocked just wide and a semi-breakaway from Crystal Dunn, who fired at the net and forced the Sweden goalkeeper into a kick-save.

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