Dempsey, Zardes lead US over Ecuador 2-1, into Copa semis

Les Amercains en Demi Final de la coupe D Amerique de football apres avoir batu Ecuador 2_1. Largentine et le Brezile elimine

SEATTLE ā€” Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night.

Playing before a boisterous and almost completely partisan home crowd in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, the U.S. won a knockout game against a nation outside its region for only the second time and will play Argentina or Venezuela on Tuesday in Houston

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United States' players celebrate after Gyasi Zardes scored against Ecuador during a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The U.S. won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)