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Mexico takes down Jamaica to reach Gold Cup final for 11th time

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henry Martin scored 80 seconds in, Luis Chavez converted a free kick in the 30th minute and Mexico beat Jamaica 3-0 Wednesday night to reach its 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

Roberto Alvarado added a goal in the third minute of second-half stoppage time as Mexico advanced to play Panama on Sunday in Inglewood, California. El Tri, under interim coach Jaime Lozano, is seeking a ninth Gold Cup title.

Martin scored his ninth international goal and third of the tournament, settling the ball with a touch after Jesus Gallardo's cross and beating Andre Blake from 8 yards. Luis Romo had scored 51 seconds in during Mexico's opener, a 4-0 win over Honduras.

Chavez curled a 25-yard free kick to Blake's upper right corner for his fourth international goal and third of the tournament. Chavez's first international goal was on a free kick against Saudi Arabia at last year's World Cup.

Alvarado got his fifth goal when he tapped in a pass from Gallardo.

Mexico won the 2019 title and lost the 2021 final in extra time to the United States in Las Vegas.


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