FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) – DaMarcus Beasley scored two goals and added an assist to lead the United States over Jamaica 3-1 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The United States plays Honduras on Thursday at East Rutherford, N.J., in the semifinals of the tournament, the championship of soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region. Honduras beat Costa Rica 3-2 in the opener of the doubleheader.

In Sunday’s quarterfinals at Houston, defending champion Mexico plays Colombia and Panama meets South Africa. Colombia and South Africa were invited to the tournament as guests.

Josh Wolff gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, deflecting Beasley’s shot into the net for his first goal of the tournament.

Beasley doubled the lead in the 42nd minute. Landon Donovan split the defense with a pass to Beasley, who broke behind two defenders and beat goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from inside the 6-yard box. Beasley added an unassisted goal in the 83rd minute.

Ricardo Fuller cut the U.S. lead to 3-1 in the 88th minute, and Landon Donovan missed a late penalty kick.

Jamaica had a penalty kick in the eighth minute, but U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller made a diving save on the shot by Andrew Williams.

American defender Steve Cherundolo was taken off on a stretcher in the 21st minute after being kicked by Damion Stewart. Stewart was given a yellow card on the play.

Ben Olsen received a red card in the 58th minute for pulling down Fuller in front of the U.S net and is suspended for the semifinal. Khari Stephenson almost brought Jamaica within 2-1 on the ensuing free kick, but his shot bounced off a post.

Jamaica’s Jermaine Taylor was given a red card for taking out Beasley with a wild tackle in the 66th minute.


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