|8 August 2017|
|12||Pool A||7:00pm||USA - CHI||3 - 1||Official||x 2|
|United States||3||24||HUISMAN Deegan||PC|
|United States||12||6||GRASSI Alexander||FG|
|United States||19||23||KAEPPELER Aki||PC|
|Chile||56||11||ACHONDO Ricardo||Green Card|
THE UNITED STATES DEFEATED CHILE BY 3-1 AND WAS ENSURED THEIR TICKET TO SEMIFINALS OF THE PAN AMERICAN CUP.
It was an important match that was going to define the last team classified to semifinals of the Pan American Cup in Lancaster. United States was the first to score, Deegan Huisman deconstructed Chile's game plan generating spaces and distractions used by the team led by Ruitger Wiese. Chile woke up when the game was on and despite the effort they were able to score one goal, which leaves them the possibility of playing for 5th to 8th place. The final result was 3-1. USA play agiant a very known rival for the semifinals, Canada.
The match began with a very offensive game of the local team, who got in the second minute of the game a penalty corner. Deegan Huisman was in charge of opening the direct flick marker to the net. USA attacks did not stop, and despite Jorge Dabanch’s efforts to stop the attacks, the Alexander Grassi scored the second goal for USA.
The second quarter was on. United States penalty corner was to be responsible for the locals celebration. At 19 'Aki Kaeppeler had a good opportunity to take the lead as Adrian Henriquez came up the left side, A good move by Martin Rodriguez gave him space to enter the area, but on the other side was Mohan Gandhi stopping Chile's attacks. The end of the first half was already 3-0 for the United States.
In the third quarter Chile woke up and began to improve ball control, although their eagerness to score increased, penalty corners kept coming to the US. The result remained 3-0. At the beginning of the last period of the game, Chile decided to remove their goalkeeper Adrian Henriquez and add another player, Axel Richter, who was clearly the leader of the defense and had a notable participation in penalty corners.
47' a good penalty corner move from Axel Richter gave the possibility to Pablo Purcell who scored Chile’s goal. The second goal for Chile was closer and almost celebrated in the 51st minute, but favorably for the United States, Brandon Karess with the tip of his stick deflected the third goal. The final result 3-1. The United States got their ticket to the semifinals. They will face Chile, looking for a place in the Pan American Cup Finals.