Panama won the shootout 3-2 after extra time ended with the score 1-1.
The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat.
Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.
Dempsey’s 57 international goals are 10 behind Landon Donovan’s American record.
The coach chose to add DaMarcus Beasley, Joe Corona and Alan Gordon for the knockout rounds, which begin with the quarterfinals Saturday in Baltimore.
Clint Dempsey scored in the 47th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday night.
Goals have always been secondary for the son of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley and nephew of retired big league catcher Scott Bradley.
The USMNT goes for its sixth Gold Cup and a birth in the Confederations Cup.
Brek Shea’s goal in the 69th minute gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final.