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September 11, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ J. Pineda‎
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: USA - Jamaica

The U.S. needs to bounce back in a big way as it looks to avenge a 2-1 road defeat just four days earlier.

By Seth Vertelney

Clint Dempsey and Jason Morrison - Jamaica vs. USA
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USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Cameron, Johnson; Williams, Jones; Shea, Torres, Dempsey; Altidore


GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos)

Jamaica (4-4-2): Miller; Mariappa, Nosworthy, Palmer, Taylor; Bryan, Austin, Morrison, Watson; Johnson, Shelton


GOALKEEPERS: Jacomeno Barrett (Montego Bay United), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska)

DEFENDERS: Andrae Campbelll (Notodden), Adrian Mariappa (Reading), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford), Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo),  Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), O’Brian Woodbine (VPS)

MIDFIELDERS: Rodolph Austin (Leeds United), Jason Morrison (Aaelsund), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), Joel Senior (Harbour View), Errol Stevens (Arnett Gardens), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo)

FORWARDS: Kavin Bryan (Vicem Hai Phong), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor, Turkey), Tramaine Stewart (Aalesund)
  • Jamaica defeated the USA for the first time ever Friday night in Kingston, winning by a 2-1 scoreline. Rudolph Austin and Luton Shelton scored free-kick goals to counter Clint Dempsey's first-minute strike.
  • After three games in Group A, Jamaica is on top with seven points, followed by the USA and Guatemala with four, and Antigua & Barbuda on one point. The top two in the group advance to the Hexagonal.
  • Jurgen Klinsmann has said Carlos Bocanegra and Steve Cherundolo will be back in the lineup after missing out Friday with rust and an injury respectively. Clarence Goodson is suspended through yellow-card accumulation.
  • The U.S. is 10-1-8 all-time against Jamaica, scoring 32 goals while allowing 12, including a 8-0-3 record at home.
  • After scoring in Friday's game, Clint Dempsey has now scored in three straight World Cup qualifiers.
  • Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Danny Williams all made their first appearances in a World Cup qualifier during Friday's match.
  • Following the match, the USA will have two games remaining in this round of World Cup qualifying: Oct. 12 at Antigua & Barbuda and Oct. 16 hosting Guatemala in Kansas City.

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