The United States is one game away from a sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title, facing Jamaica on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. for the regional championship.
Jamaica upset the U.S. in the semifinals in 2015 before doing the same to Mexico this past Sunday. The U.S. last won the biennial Gold Cup in 2013.
While the host country tries to pull within one Gold Cup of rival Mexico, veteran forward Clint Dempsey is a goal away from national team history. His 82nd-minute, free kick goal against Costa Rica in the semifinals on Saturday tied Landon Donovan’s all-time record of 57.
Dempsey has taken up more of substitute role with the full national team in recent outings. Gold Cups in the year preceding a World Cup tend to not include completely first-choice rosters from the U.S. and Mexico, though the winner does guarantee itself at least a spot in the 2019 CONCACAF Cup, if necessary, for a place in the 2021 Confederations Cup. He came off the bench to score against Costa Rica.
At least one Philadelphia Union player is also likely to figure heavily in Wednesday’s final. Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake has started all five of the Reggae Boyz’ Gold Cup matches, allowing just two goals.
His Union teammate, Chris Pontius, has come off the bench for the U.S. in two tournament matches.
Former Reading United center back last started in the national team’s quarterfinal win over El Salvador.
Here’s how you can watch them all try to play and win the Gold Cup:
When: Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
TV: FS1 & Univision
Stream: fuboTV & Fox Sports GO