Donovan helps US into fifth straight Gold Cup final

Updated: Jul 25, 2013, 14:05 PM IST

Washington: Veteran striker Landon Donovan scored twice and set up a goal to help the US beat Honduras 3-1 at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal.

Donovan set up teammate Eddie Johnson with a brilliant pass, and the attacker powered a shot in the 11th minute to take a 1-0 lead Wednesday.

Donovan scored his first goal in the 27th minute, extending the lead to 2-0. Honduras saw some hope when Nery Medina pulled one back in 52nd minute, but Donovan`s third a minute later quashed any doubts of a US win.

Donovan has scored five goals and seven assists in the tournament.

"It`s the most relaxed I`ve felt," Donovan said.