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US ponders a shocking loss; Mexico advances with ugly win

After the feel-good summer of 2014, the United States was eager to pick up another Gold Cup title and lock up its spot in the next Confederations Cup. Instead, the Americans are dealing with one of their most shocking losses. Giving up two first-half goals on set plays, one delivered by goalkeeper Brad Guzan's blunder on a routine throw, the U.S. fell to Jamaica 2-1 in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night. Forget another CONCACAF title. That will go to either Mexico or Jamaica, who meet in Sunday's final at Philadelphia. As for the Americans, it's time to figure out what went wrong after the first home loss to a Caribbean nation since a 1969 defeat to Haiti. They...

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