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SEATTLE (AP) _ Tiffeny Milbrett scored five goals in the first 34 minutes to tie a U.S. women's soccer record as the United States beat Panama 9-0 Saturday night in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup.

Milbrett scored three times in the first 9 minutes, added her fourth in the 22nd minute and scored again in the 34th. She left the game with a right knee injury in the 56th minute, but it was not considered serious.

The American star tied the U.S. record of five goals set by Brandi Chastain against Mexico in the 1991 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament and matched by Michelle Akers against Taiwan in the 1991 Women's World Cup.

Milbrett has 94 goals in 181 international games, third in U.S. history behind Mia Hamm (135) and Akers (104), and also holds the U.S. record for assists in a match with five against Australia in 1997.

The United States finished Group 1 play 3-0 to advance to the semifinals Wednesday night at Safeco Field. The U.S. team will play the loser of Sunday's Group B game between Canada and Costa Rica in Victoria, British Columbia.

Earlier Saturday, Monica Gerardo scored two goals as Mexico beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 in Group 1 to earn a semifinal spot against the Canada-Costa Rica winner.

The top two teams in the tournament will advance to the 2003 Women's World Cup in China.

Shannon MacMillan added two goals and Tiffany Roberts and Abby Wambach also scored for the United States. U.S. goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene faced only one shot.