Gold Cup

USA 13 minutes away from setting a new Gold Cup record

The United States national team was close to setting a new best for unbeaten runs against Jamaica in the semi-final stage of the CONCACAF tournament.

Jamaica forward Peter Vassell works against United States midfielder Michael Bradley during the first half in semi-final play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup
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The United States national team will play the Gold Cup final match against Mexico, where they'll seek to defend their title after defeating Jamaica in semi-finals, a game where they almost made clean sheet history.

Shamar Nicholson was the one who found the back of the American net, the first goal conceded by the United States in the 2019 tournament.

Gregg Berhalter watched his team's defensive shut-out streak last for 429 minutes getting close to equaling the record set in the 2002 edition, where the USMNT went 442 minutes without conceding a goal. Less than a quarter of an hour away from the milestone.

The best USA clean sheet streaks

Jamaica ended the second best USMNT run of not allowing the opposition to score in the Gold Cup, after four previous games against Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, and Curaçao.

These are the best unbeaten streaks for the United States in the Gold Cup:

Year Minutes without conceding Goals against How far they got
2002 442 1 Champions
2019 429 1 ???
2003 359 4 Semi-finals vs Brasil
2007 354 3 Champions
2011 353 6 Final vs Mexico
2017 336 4 Champions