Watch: Gyasi Zardes puts U.S. up 2-0 against Cuba with first-half goal

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USMNT routs Cuba, Gold Cup semifinals next
Saturday July 18th, 2015

After Clint Dempsey struck early to give the U.S. a lead, Gyasi Zardes put the Americans up 2-0 against Cuba with a 15th-minute goal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals en route to a 6-0 rout.

Fabian Johnson took the ball on the left side and lofted a soft cross over the Cuban back line as Zardes slipped behind the defense, accelerated and beat Cuban keeper Diosvelis Guerra from the edge of the six-yard box with a controlled, right-footed low volley. The United States' aggressive aerial attack paid dividends for the second time in the match after Dempsey's fourth-minute header.

The tally was the second international goal for the 23-year-old L.A. Galaxy striker, who notched his first score against the Netherlands in a June friendly. 

Zardes's goal was followed by one from Aron Johannsson, one from club teammate Omar Gonzalez and two more from Dempsey as the USA reached the semifinals with ease.

Watch Zardes's goal below:

Jeremy Woo



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