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Jamaica shocks U.S. in Gold Cup semifinal

Jamaica shocks U.S. in Gold Cup semifinal

Scratch the U.S.-Mexico championship game in the Gold Cup that had seemed preordained. Jamaica, with one victory in 22 lifetime run-ins with the American national team entering Wednesday's semifinals in the Georgia Dome, foiled the matchup that, by almost unanimous consent, could have been carved in granite. The 2-1 upset put a damper on the mood of American soccer that had been brightened by the U.S. women's World Cup crown. Now it's on to Philadelphia and the Sunday finals for the self-proclaimed Reggae Boyz, who will confront the winner of Mexico and Panama, who will play later Wednesday. The U.S. can do no better than third place, which will be deteremined Sunday. ...