United States' Clint Dempsey (8) celebrates his goal against Cuba during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer quarterfinal match, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Clint Dempsey's first international hat-trick sparked defending champions United States over Cuba 6-0 Saturday, propelling the Americans to the semifinals of the Gold Cup football tournament.Dempsey's six Gold Cup goals make him the man to catch for the Golden Boot scoring award. The Seattle Sounders forward's 47 career goals put him second on the all-time U.S. list, 10 shy of Landon Donovan's record.Striker Gyasi Zardes scored in the 14th minute, Aron Johannsson chipped in over Cuban goalkeeper Diosvelis Guerra in the 32nd minute and Omar Gonzalez netted another goal in the 45th minute as the U.S. achieved their most lopsided Gold Cup triumph ever against a Cuban side depleted by defections.Five players were absent from the Cuban squad following reports of defections.Cuba, ranked 70 spots below the USA at 104th in the world by FIFA, settled for matching their best Gold Cup run by reaching the last eight.
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