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USA beat Reggae Boyz in Gold Cup final

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM
United States' Jordan Morris scores his team's second goal against Jamaica during the second half of the Gold Cup final. - AP Photos
Jamaica's Darren Mattocks (10) and United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (24) watch a goal scored by Je-Vaughn Watson during the second half of the Gold Cup final.
Andre Blake is consoled by Alvas Powell (right) after being injured during the first half.

SANTA CLARA, California (AP):
Jordan Morris scored a tie-breaking goal in the 88th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 2-1 Wednesday night for its sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title and first since 2013.

Jozy Altidore's goal on a 28-yard free kick in the 45th minute beat backup goalkeeper Dwayne Miller after Jamaica captain Andre Blake left with a hand injury.

Je-Vaughn Watson tied the score in the 50th off Kemar Lawrence's corner kick. Morris, a star at nearby Stanford from 2013-15, got the breakthrough goal with a 14-yard right-footed shot after Jermaine Taylor's header failed to clear Gyasi Zardes' cross. It was the fifth international goal for Morris, who tied for the tournament lead with three goals.

IN PHOTO: United States' Jozy Altidore (27) dribbles against Jamaica players during the first half of the Gold Cup final. - AP

The US extended its unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5) under Bruce Arena, who became the first coach to win three Gold Cup titles.

Blake became the first Jamaican to win the Golden Glove award presented to the best goalkeeper of the tournament while US captain Michael Bradley earned the Golden Ball at the tournament's top player.