Pulisic Stars as USMNT Beats Jamaica to Advance to Gold Cup Final

United States' Christian Pulisic (10) dribbles the ball during the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final match between Jamaica and United States at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (10327487bj)

The USMNT took care of business in the semifinal of the Gold Cup on Wednesday night, defeating Jamaica by a 3-1 final to advance to play for the right to take home the trophy for the second consecutive time.

Their win advances the team to Sunday’s final in Chicago against their eternal rivals in Mexico.

The US had little trouble with a Jamaica side that looked overmatched against the Americans at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Yankees took an early lead after Weston McKennie scored his second goal of the tournament in only the 9th minute of the match. The Schalke 04 midfielder darted towards a ball that was played into the box by Reggie Cannon and beat the Jamaican goalie to put the US up 1-0.

The USMNT doubled its lead just after halftime when its star of the night, Chelsea midfielder Christian Pulisic, tapped in a ball that came lose after Andre Blake stopped a Jordan Morris shot.

Jamaica made things interesting for a moment after cutting the American lead to 2-1 after a Shamar Nicholson goal in the 69th minute, but Pulisic struck again near the end of regulation to put the US up 3-1 and remove all doubt.

Now, the Stars and Stripes will have the opportunity to win another Gold Cup title as they take on their biggest rivals in Mexico, unbeaten in the tournament, on Sunday in Chicago.