The United States cruised into the semi-finals of the Men's Pan American Cup in Santiago with a 7-1 victory over Mexico ©Getty Images

The United States enjoyed a comfortable victory over Mexico to book their place in the semi-finals of the Men's Pan American Cup with a 100 per cent record in Santiago.

A 7-1 win saw the US top Pool B with maximum points at the Prince of Wales Country Club.

Mexico held firm for the first 26 minutes of the contest before Alberto Montilla broke the deadlock to give the US the lead.

Montilla added a second and Kei Kaeppeler made it 3-0 to put the match beyond Mexico's reach.

Christian de Angelis, Kai Kokolakis and Vincent Heller got their names on the scoresheet before Kaeppeler doubled his personal tally to extend their advantage to 7-0.

Francesco Aguilar scored a consolation for Mexico, who will face hosts Chile in a cross-over match for a place in the semi-finals.

Chile ended the pool stage with a 5-0 victory against Brazil.

Canada also finished the first phase of the tournament with a win as they overcame Trinidad and Tobago 5-2.

Canada and Brazil are due to meet in the other cross-over match to determine the semi-finalists.

Chile or Mexico will face the US, while defending champions Argentina will play either Canada or Mexico.

Action at the event in the Chilean capital is scheduled to continue with cross-over matches in the women's competition tomorrow.