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U.S. beats Grenada 4-0 in Gold Cup

Team begins quest for a third consecutive Gold Cup title in dominant fashion, outshooting Grenada, 25-3.

July 05, 2009|Associated Press

SEATTLE — The United States, home from the FIFA Confederations Cup, used one of its youngest lineups in recent memory to rout Grenada, 4-0, Saturday night, to open its title defense in the regional championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Freddy Adu scored the opening goal in the seventh minute and Stuart Holden doubled the lead in the 31st, both assisted by Robbie Rogers. Rogers scored in the 60th minute and Charlie Davies, one of the few players kept on from the Confederations Cup, got the final goal in the 68th.

The 12th-ranked Americans, seeking their third straight Gold Cup title, outshot No. 88 Grenada, 25-3.

Seven U.S. starters entered with a combined 11 international appearances, with goalkeeper Troy Perkins playing just his second match for the national team.

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