Soccer-U.S. beat Panama to win CONCACAF Gold Cup (Reuters)

July 28 (Reuters) – The United States capped off a dominant tournament with a 1-0 victory over Panama to capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday. Brek Shea broke through with the only goal of the game in the second half to give the United States their first Gold Cup title since 2007 and make up for back-to-back defeats to Mexico in the last two finals. While they were thrilled with the result, the Americans hope it is also a springboard to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “Hopefully this is just the beginning for a lot of us,” Landon Donovan told reporters. …

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