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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • September 7, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Independence Park, Kingston
  • Referee: M. Rodríguez
  • • Attendance: 25000

Live Commentary

  • THAT'S IT! Jamaica wins 2-1 after the USA scored in the first minute. Jurgen Klinsmann's men have some work to do in their last three games to qualify for the Hexagonal
  • 90' + 2'
    Time running out. Johnson blasts high and that could be the last chance of the game
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionRyan Johnson Omar Cummings
  • 90'
    USA not looking likely to find an equalizer here. Flat performance from Klinsmann' men tonight, giving the ball away quite a bit
  • 85'
    Shea streaks down the flank, but Mattocks gets in well to win the ball. You'd expect the FC Dallas man to hold the ball a bit better
  • 83'
    SubstitutionLuton Shelton Joel Senior
  • 83'
    USA starting to press now, finally putting together some offense. Do they have enough time?
  • 82'
    Cross whipped in, but Miller gets out well to punch away
  • 81'
    Another free kick chance for the USA, on the edge of the box
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Jones
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Jevaughn Watson
  • 76'
    Watson clatters into Jones. Free kick for the USA on the right flank
  • 74'
    USA struggling to keep possession here. Jamaica pressing and succeeding in winning the ball back
  • 71'
    SubstitutionMaurice Edu Terrence Boyd
  • 71'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore Brek Shea
  • 71'
    Double sub now for USA, Shea and Boyd in for Edu and Altidore
  • 67'
    USA needs to make a change here. Jamaica in danger of getting a third
  • 63'
    SubstitutionKavin Bryan Darren Mattocks
  • 63'
    Mattocks into the game now. Looks like an offensive sub now even though Jamaica is leading
  • 62'
    Goal Luton Shelton
  • 62'
    GOAL JAMAICA! Shelton with a great free kick and the home side takes the lead! 2-1
  • 61'
    Jones limps off after a foul, but he appears to be ok. Meanwhile, Edu with a rash challenge to give Jamaica another free kick chance
  • 58'
    SubstitutionKyle Beckerman Daniel Williams
  • 58'
    Danny Williams in for Beckerman. Appears to be a like for like as he slots into Beckerman's CDM role
  • 56'
    Jones with another foul in the middle of the pitch, 35 yards out. It was unnecessary, but Jamaica doesn't take advantage, shooting over
  • 55'
    Looks like Howard is ok, but in some pain
  • 53'
    Howard comes out to take a long Jamaica pass and is clattered into by a Jamaica player. No foul and the US keeper is still down
  • 50'
    Jones gets some space at the top of the box, and hits a shot wide of the near post
  • 48'
    Free kick chance for Jamaica from 35 out goes into the wall, rebounds out to Austin who gets off a great strike from distance that Howard has to palm away
  • 46'
    Underway in the second half. No changes for either side
  • Halftime. USA got off to a great start but Jamaica got its way back into the match. All to play for in the second half.
  • 44'
    Good spell of possession by the USA leads to a cross from the right flank to Dempsey, who slides in for a shot that's well saved by Miller
  • 42'
    Case in point, Beckerman follows his man down the left flank, but does well to force a turnover
  • 40'
    USA breaks down the left flank, but no options available in the middle of the box. USA lacking width on both side of the ball right now
  • 38'
    Cameron with a giveaway, but Jamaica wastes the chance with a poor cross from Austin
  • 36'
    Jones goes down after he appears to get a shot to the face. Ball is out of play and he'll surely recover
  • 33'
    Dempsey gets a left-footed shot away, but it bounces harmlessly wide of the Jamaica goal
  • 31'
    Jamaica starting to take control of the match, really harrying and harassing the USA whenever they get the ball
  • 27'
    Austin is full of confidence now, striking a long shot with his left foot that sails over the net
  • 25'
    On Jamaica's goal, the ball deflected off Beckerman's foot and completely wrongfooted Howard
  • 24'
    Goal Rodolph Austin
  • 24'
    Austin over the free kick and GOAL JAMAICA! The ball is driven low and through the wall and Howard has no chance. 1-1
  • 21'
    Foul from Beckerman in a dangerous position for a Jamaican free kick
  • 19'
    Dempsey shoots from outside the box with the ball hitting the side of the net. The U.S. has come out as the more aggressive team tonight.
  • 17'
    Just got word that Dempsey's goal 36 seconds in was the fasted goal in U.S. World Cup qualifying history.
  • 15'
    Another long shot for Jamaica sails just over the net, this one coming from Austin, but the attempt actually had a chance as it went right over Howard's hand on to the top netting.
  • 11'
    Jamaica hasn't had any real opportunities up until this point with only a couple long shots flying over Howard's goal.
  • 7'
    Jermaine Jones sends a cross into the box that sails past goalkeeper Dwayne Miller as his forwards were streaking toward the goal.
  • 5'
    The two teams have been quiet since Dempsey scored 36 seconds into the match.
  • 2'
    Dempsey scored 53 seconds in against Barbados in the previous qualifying tournament, and he does it again just seconds into the match. He's now scored in three straight qualifiers after being in the right place at the right time after Gomez has two shots saved.
  • 1'
    Goal Clint Dempsey
  • 1'
    GOALLLL USA... Clint Dempsey
  • 1'
    And we're off...
  • The national anthems have been played, the jerk chicken is cooking and the Red Stripes are on ice. it's game time here at National Stadium.
  • The lineup are being announced to the crowd as the teams reenter the pitch.
  • The USA fans have arrived as they take up a small corner near Jamaica's bench. They started chanting 'U.S.A.' as they took their seats.
  • With 15 minutes before kickoff, the temperature is probably somewhere around 80 degrees with a slight breeze. It rained late in the afternoon but the pitch appears to be in a decent condition.
  • USA team official says captain Carlos Bocanegra is healthy despite being held out of Jurgen Klinsmann's lineup. The defender had been playing in Scotland's third division before moving to Racing Santander in Spain's second division.
  • Americans are in white with the Reggae Boyz in green.
  • Follow me on Twitter (@mike_slane) for updates following the match.
  • Jamaica starters: Miller, Mariappa, Nosworthy, Palmer, Watson, Austin, Morrison, Taylor, Shelton, Bryan, Johnson
  • USA starters: Howard, Beckerman, Edu, Dempsey, Gomez, Jones, Parkhurst, Altidore, Cameron, Goodson, Johnson
  • Hey, soccer fans! is on site in at the National Stadium in Kingston for tonight's World Cup qualifier between the United States and Jamaica. The teams are taking the field for warmups and the music is blasting ahead of kickoff. It's already a party atmosphere as fans start to fill out the stadium.