Dempsey ties Donovan's US mark of 57 international goals

Anibal Godoy Meltdown Costs Panama Spot In Gold Cup Semifinals

Eight months and 12 games have passed since that match in Costa Rica, the Americans' most one-sided loss in World Cup qualifying in 36 years.

Other than that, the highlight of the match was fans complaining the FS1 coverage was delayed by auto racing. The bans begin immediately. Don't be surprised if Kellyn Acosta joins the U.S. starting lineup to help the effort. He's just the fourth USMNT player to reach that milestone. I think for all of us, the fact that he was able to get this goal tonight in Texas - I know he had a lot of family here - is really special.

Injuries left Ramirez without more than a quarter of his original Gold Cup roster. "I saw the keeper cheating a little bit, and it went in", Dempsey said.

The longtime American striker did the rest, putting the ball in the back of the net and delivering a passionate celebration worthy of the potentially game-winning goal.

Dempsey's entry destroyed Costa Rica's shape. Winger Rodney Wallace of New York City FC suffered a muscle injury in training between the end of the group stage and the start of the quarterfinals, and it happened too late for Costa Rica to call in a replacement player. Altidore had timed his run perfectly to avoid being offside and tracked the pass on the left side of the box before one-timing a low shot past charging goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton. However, it seems as if that he would have if his players' clubs would have cooperated.

Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to give the United States and wind over Costa Rica 2-0. "Living a dream, so I'm happy".

BUSCH TAKES BRICKYARD POLE Kyle Busch won the pole position for Sunday's Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, where he will chase an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the Nascar Cup Series race. The chemistry and cohesion wasn't always there-he started 27 players across the first four games-but "we're not that bad in the attack", Arena stressed. Both teams are in the thick of the race for a berth in next summer's tournament in Russia.

Despite that, Jamaica have looked a difficult team to beat. 2000, when Colombia bounced the Americans on penalties in the quarterfinals and the Mexicans lost to eventual winners, Canada, on a Golden Goal.

El Salvador has earned praise from Bruce Arena, who believes the gap between CONCACAF's elite and everyone else is closing. Ureña was a handful. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.

He made his first appearance before reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday and quickly apologized to Trump for referring to him as a "hack politician" during an August 2015 appearance on Fox Business Network. The championship match is scheduled for Wednesday night at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

The United States is trying to better itself by consistently playing against teams that are much worse than they are. "It seemed like a tense environment". We didn't deal well with the physicality.

Dempsey was absent for the 4-0 drubbing suffered last November, still recovering from an undisclosed heart condition sustained earlier last year.