Brek Shea strikes as US blank Panama, win Gold Cup title

Shea scored the only goal of the game 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute in the second half.

updated: July 29, 2013 14:35 IST
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Chicago: Brek Shea scored in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama in Sunday's title match of the Gold Cup, North America's biennial continental football championship tournament.

The Americans stretched their team-record win streak to 11 matches and claimed their fifth Gold Cup crown after previously taking the title in 1991, 2002, 2005 and 2007. Every edition of the event has been played on US soil.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," US captain DaMarcus Beasley said. "I'm at a loss for words. I'm so excited. This is what it's about, winning championships together."

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