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Gold Cup

  • June 19, 2011
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • • Attendance: 45424

Live Commentary

  • That's it! The USA produces its best performance of the tournament to defeat Jamaica 2-0. It's on to the semifinals Wednesday in Houston
  • 90'
    Daley fires a shot from the top of the box which produces a decent save from Tim Howard
  • 87'
    Meanwhile, the US comes up with its best Gold Cup performance with its back against the wall. It will be favored to reach the final in its semifinal vs either El Salvador or Panama
  • 86'
    After conceding zero goals in its first three Gold Cup matches, Jamaica has allowed two goals today and is about to see its Gold Cup end
  • 80'
    GOAL USA! Agudelo is put through and he squares to a wide-open Clint Dempsey. He evades the onrushing Ricketts and easily taps in. Game over.
  • 79'
    Assist J. Agudelo
  • 79'
    Goal Clint Dempsey
  • 79'
    Golden chance for USA as Donovan is played through, but he leaves it for Dempsey and his return pass finds Donovan who is offside
  • 77'
    USA breaks but Donovan's ball isn't good enough for Klejstan, who was in. Sequence ends with Edu blasting wide
  • 75'
    SubstitutionJones Maurice Edu
  • 73'
    SubstitutionLuton Shelton Omar Daley
  • 72'
    Jamaica starting to attack now, as Goodson makes a big tackle for the Americans
  • 70'
    Taylor was the last man though, so when he went down, he opened himself to the possibility of the red card
  • 69'
    Upon viewing replays, it looks like there was minimal contact between Taylor and Jones. The American made the most of it
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJason Morrison Keammar Daley
  • 67'
    Red Card Jermaine Taylor
  • 67'
    RED CARD JAMAICA! Jermaine Taylor is sent off as Jones surges through the middle and Taylor committs to the tackle from behind and takes Jones out.
  • 65'
    SubstitutionAlejandro Bedoya Landon Donovan
  • 65'
    The crowd roars as Landon Donovan makes his entrance for Bedoya
  • 63'
    SubstitutionEric Vernan Jevaughn Watson
  • 61'
    WHAT A SAVE RICKETTS! Cherundolo crosses in and Dempsey has a point-blank header that the Jamaica keeper somehow keeps out. Game saver right there.
  • 58'
    Jamaica starting to show some high pressure, knowing it needs an equalizer now
  • 56'
    Good attacking move by the US leads to a Bradley volley at the top of the box which is blocked. Jamaica counters, but a cross finds nobody in the box
  • 50'
    A headed clearance by Jamaica fell to Jones' right boot, who, to his credit, hit a great right-footed volley from the top of the box. A deflection off a defender gave Ricketts no chance
  • 49'
    Goal Jones
  • 48'
    GOAL USA! It's Jermaine Jones with a great volley that took a wicked deflection
  • 46'
    Second half underway
  • That's the half. Good half for the Americans, who will be happy with the offense they've created. Some good saves from Donovan Ricketts have saved Jamaica
  • 45'
    Lots of chances for the US here, just no finish yet
  • 44'
    Great through ball by Bradley springs LIchaj who can't quite finish side-footed
  • 42'
    Agudelo gets a good strike and Ricketts saves, Jones flubs his lines on the rebound
  • 41'
    Good cross by Klejstan leads to a header from Bedoya just wide. This is better from the US
  • 40'
    Another US corner leads to a nifty bicycle kick attempt from Dempsey which blazes over
  • 38'
    Quick counter from the Reggae Boyz carves the US defense open, but Richards' shot is easily saved by Howard
  • 37'
    Good one-two between Klejstan and Jones wins the US a corner. Good pressure here
  • 36'
    Dempsey hits a cracking free-kick from 30 yards out which has to be tipped over by Ricketts
  • 34'
    USA having the better of possession, but seeming to lack an offensive spark right now
  • 33'
    Agudelo gets the ball out wide, dribbles out of bounds. Frustrating for him
  • 30'
    USA looking to get attacks going from crosses. Agudelo has made zero impact since his introduction
  • 27'
    Foolish yellow for Jones. Loses the ball, then retaliates by taking out the legs of the Jamaica player
  • 26'
    Jamaica has not been able to get much going offensively here, save for that great early chance. Meanwhile, Cherundolo is back in
  • 25'
    Yellow Card Jones
  • 23'
    Cherundolo is down, holding his shoulder
  • 21'
    Bedoya played into the box by Jones, but Shavar Thomas makes a great tackle in the box. Had to get it right and he did
  • 18'
    Austin hits a free-kick well wide of Howard's goal from 30 yards out
  • 16'
    Yellow Card Rodolph Austin
  • 16'
    Austin came in late and high on Klejstan and earns the game's first booking
  • 15'
    Some good early pressure from the Americans here
  • 13'
    Dempsey with a great sliding volley which produces a great save from Jamaica keeper Ricketts
  • 12'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore J. Agudelo
  • 12'
    Here comes Juan Agudelo on for Altidore
  • 11'
    USA has ten men for now
  • 9'
    Jozy Altidore is having a hamstring issue and may have to be subbed out. What a blow for the US that would be
  • 4'
    Unbelievable! Howard with a save on Ryan Johnson from four yards out and the rebound is blasted way over from about ten yards out! How does Jamaica not score?
  • 2'
    Mistake in the back for Jamaica leads to an early USA corner
  • 1'
    Underway at RFK!
  • Another early scare for the US. They should be losing
  • And the Jamaica XI: Ricketts; Reid, Thomas, Taylor; Vernan, Austin, Morrison, Phillips; Richards, Johnson, Shelton
  • Here's your USA lineup vs. Jamaica: Howard; Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra, Lichaj; Kljestan, Bradley, Jones, Dempsey; Bedoya, Altidore
  • The big news today is Landon Donovan is out of the starting XI for the USMNT after arriving in DC at 7 am this morning from his sister's wedding last night
  • Hey all, Seth Vertelney here to provide live commentary for today's big USA/Jamaica Gold Cup quarterfinal showdown