The United States is one win away from qualifying for the Beach Soccer World Cup.
The Americans will face Mexico in Saturday’s semifinals of the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship at the Sports Complex Fedefutbol-Plycem in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
They earned the opportunity behind a 4-3 victory over Panama in the quarterfinals Friday.
Both semifinal winners will qualify for the World Cup, which will be held in Russia Aug. 19-29. Guatemala will take on El Salvador in the other semifinal.
Gabriel Silveira scored twice while Christopher Albiston and Nicolas Perea added one goal apiece for the USA.
Panama got goals from Alfonso Maquensi, Luis Quintero and Rafael Garcia.