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US beats Honduras to earn Gold Cup final berth

Landon Donovan collected two goals and some kudos in the US’s 10th straight win.
Landon Donovan collected two goals and some kudos in the US’s 10th straight win.Credit: ronald martinez/getty images

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

The U.S. struck first when Donovan found Eddie Johnson running through the middle of the Honduran defense. Johnson took a dribble and powered a shot past goalkeeper Donis Escober, giving the U.S. a lead 11 minutes into the game.

In the 27th minute, Johnson started another scoring sequence with a pass to midfielder Alejandro Bedoya. Donovan received Bedoya’s short chip off his chest in the middle of the goal box and poked a shot past Escober.

Nery Medina of Honduras made it a one-goal game in the 52nd minute, heading in a cross from Marvin Chavez.

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