The Reggae Boyz topped The Yanks in the third round of 2014 World Cup qualification, but the US won The return leg and both matches in the Hex.
The latter, in general terms, certainly is significant.
The United States and Jamaica have advanced to the 2015 Gold Cup Semifinals to be played on Wednesday, July 22nd.
Those trappings typically suggest a showdown between peers-powers on relatively equal footing who could win or lose on a given day. But even still, the USA should expect to progress past the Reggae Boyz and into the Philadelphia final.
Despite Jamaica topping Group B in the Gold Cup and getting ready to play Haiti on Saturday night in the quarterfinals, Alvas Powell has already returned to Portland.
The United States destroy Cuba 6-0 and Jamaica hangs on to a narrow 1-0 lead to beat Haiti.
Reported by TiqIQ, the average secondary price for Gold Cup Semifinal tickets in Atlanta is now $242.85, up 65.4% from last Friday’s average of $146.81. Trinidad and Tobago will face Panama in the early match at 3:30PM CDT with Mexico versus Costa Rica to follow.
“For strikers, especially, a game like this is a huge opportunity”, he continued. He’d complete his hat trick in the 77th with a sliding effort, knocking it past Cuban goalkeeper Diosvelis Guerra to cap of the U.S.’ afternoon.
On the other hand, Haiti barely came through in Group A. They faced Panama in their first match of the competiton, resulting in a 1-1 draw to gain their first point.
“They’ll be a tough test on Wednesday”, said Jamaica’s Barnes, asked about his team’s prospects against Team USA. It was relatively recent, and it was no meaningless game.
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In the end, we have less than one side of this story and until Powell decides to talk to the press we will just have to lean on our own estimation of his character.
Important to their task, Coley said, is nullifying the US’ strength. In that aspect, it’s a bit similar.
Every team the US has faced has tried to absorb pressure and counter.
Jamaica’s midfield has stood up well in the four previous games with Watson, Austin, Jobi McAnuff and Garath McCleary in the main doing duty.
“They’re a lot more organized”, US defender DaMarcus Beasley said Monday.
So if you think this iteration of the USMNT stinks and needs a few sweeping changes, you’re in luck.
Schaefer watched over his players as they were taken through exercise drills by physical trainer Andre Waugh. But, instead of folding up shop, Cuba scored an upset victory over Guatemala in the group finale to put the team through into the knockout stage.