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U.S. national team news: No changes as USMNT faces Jamaica for Gold Cup title

Goal.com logo Goal.com 27-07-2017

United States national team coach Bruce Arena has made no changes to his starting XI as his side goes for the 2017 Gold Cup title against Jamaica on Wednesday.

The same lineup that took the field against Costa Rica will get the first crack at the Reggae Boyz at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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That means the hero of the semifinal, Clint Dempsey, who scored a goal and added an assist in the 2-0 win, will begin the match on the bench once again. Dempsey is in search of the all-time record for goals scored for a U.S. international, having equaled Landon Donovan with 57 in the Costa Rica win.

Tim Howard gets the nod in goal with Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez the center-back pairing. Jorge Villafana and Graham Zusi slot in at the left and right fullback spots respectively.

Michael Bradley and Kellyn Acosta will sit in the middle of the park, with Darlington Nagbe and Paul Arriola on the flanks.

Jozy Altidore, who scored the opener against Costa Rica, and Jordan Morris form the strike team up front.

The side is likely to come out in a 4-4-2, as that is how Arena lined them up against Costa Rica.

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Here are the U.S. and Jamaica lineups:

United States: Howard; Villafana, Besler, Gonzalez, Zusi; Nagbe, Bradley, Acosta, Arriola, Altidore, Morris

Jamaica: Blake; Lawrence, D. Lowe, J. Taylor, L. Richie, A. Powell, O. Fisher, J. Watson, D. Gordon, D. Mattocks, R. Williams

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