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0 vs 2
USA
USA
Played
June 19, 2011 3:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia

Attendance:‬ 45424‎
 
 
 
 
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′
Substitution Jermaine Jones Maurice Edu
 
73′
Substitution Luton 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′
Substitution Jason 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′
Substitution Alejandro Bedoya Landon Donovan
 
65′
The crowd roars as Landon Donovan makes his entrance for Bedoya
 
63′
Substitution Eric 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 Jermaine 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 Jermaine 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′
Substitution Jozy 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
 
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