Found July 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
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CHICAGO — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann likes to describe Brek Shea’s style of play as “unpredictable.” Nobody could have predicted this. Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea scored, and his goal in the 69th minute gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title. It is the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, but their first since 2007. It also is the first international title as a coach for Jurgen Klinsmann, who won the 1990 World Cup and 1996 European Championship with Germany. “I was there just to put it away,” Shea said. This was the 11th straight victory for the Americans, four more than their previous record, and they likely will leapfrog Mexico as the best team from the North and Central America and Caribbean region when the next FIFA rankings come out Aug. 8. When the final whistle sounded, the Americans on the field began celebrating while the rest of the team raced off the bench. Several players jumped up...
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