Copa América

The hosts USA beat Ecuador (2-1)

In the semi-finals they will face the winner of the game between Argentina and Venezuela

The hosts USA beat Ecuador (2-1)
The hosts USA beat Ecuador (2-1)

In the semi-finals they will face the winner of the game between Argentina and Venezuela

Gyasi Zardes
Gyasi Zardes

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USA's national team, host of the Copa América this summer, is already in the semi-finals of the tournament, thanks to a great performance from Clinton Dempsey. The striker opened the score in the 22nd minute of the first half.

 

In the 7th minute of the second half, both teams went down to 10 men, after Jermaine Jones (straight red) and Antonio Valencia (two bookings) were sent off. After 10 minutes, Dempsey made the difference on the left side of the area, putting the ball in direction of the goal, the ball being pushed in by the very opportunistic Gyasi Zardes

 

Much later in the second half, in the 29th minute, a spectacular shot from Michael Arroyo put Ecuador back in it.

 

In the end however, the North-American team resisted Ecuador's attacks and ended up qualifying for the semi-finals, in which they will face the winner of Argentina - Venezuela.