Clint Dempsey scored as the United States booked a place in the Gold Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Jamaica on Sunday.

The Fulham midfielder grabbed the crucial second goal ten minutes from time, beating Donovan Ricketts from close range after he had been picked out by Juan Alguedo’s fine cross. Jermaine Jones had given Bob Bradley’s side the lead with a deflected shot just after half time.

The Americans will now face Panama, who won a penalty shoot-out against El Salvador, in the semi-finals on Wednesday in Houston.