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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 4, 2013
  • • 9:30 PM
  • • Independence Park, Kingston
  • Referee: J. Aguilar
  • • Attendance: 16483

Live Commentary

  • And that's it! Mexico has its first win of the Hex, 1-0, and things do not look good for the Reggae Boyz.
  • 89'
    Some desperation late from Jamaica, but they don't really look like scoring. Torrado scrambles a corner away for another
  • 86'
    SubstitutionJavier Hernández R. Jiménez
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Gerardo Torrado
  • 85'
    Ricketts comes up big AGAIN, and AGAIN, it's against Hernandez. If Mexico has this already wrapped up, nobody's told him.
  • 81'
    After that Elliot shambles, El Tri has more or less shut down the Jamaican attack. Lots of speculative long balls and dribbling into traffic from the home side.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionRodolph Austin Keammar Daley
  • 72'
    THAT WAS IT! Jamaica gets its best chance of the night with Elliot at the far post, but he puts his header into the ground and wastes a gilded chance.
  • 71'
    A thundering shot from Austin goes over, but that's a big wakeup call for Mexico. This isn't over yet.
  • 67'
    SubstitutionA. De Nigris Giovani dos Santos
  • 63'
    SubstitutionJevaughn Watson Jermaine Beckford
  • 63'
    SubstitutionRyan Johnson Darren Mattocks
  • 63'
    HUGE save from Ricketts, who makes himself big to deny Chicharito at the near post and keep it within one.
  • 61'
    Mexico is bringing on a defender for a midfielder, as Pablo Barrera jogs off for Gerardo Flores. El Tri seems to think it can sit on this lead, and with the haphazard way Jamaica has been attacking, you'd have to agree.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionP. Barrera G. Flores
  • 54'
    Yellow Card Alvas Powell
  • 54'
    After a big Mexico goal, it's time for big Mexico goalkeeping from Corona, who turns away two Jamaica corners.
  • 48'
    Assist C. Salcido
  • 48'
    Goal A. De Nigris
  • 48'
    GOAL MEXICO! De Nigris puts a close-range header past Ricketts on a nice cross from Salcido.
  • 45'
    Second half is on! Can Mexico finally get a win in the Hex? Or will Jamaica pull off another shock against El Tri?
  • Halftime. Some encouraging late stuff from Jamaica against a curiously uninterested looking Mexican side, but the Reggae Boyz simply don't have the numbers in attack to make any real threats.
  • 44'
    Jamaica is attacking and it's about 3 on 8. Not a lot of options for the Reggae Boyz going forward.
  • 41'
    Are the tables turning? A Mexican long ball is taken down easily boy Powell, who finds Woodbine. Woodbine's pass cuts out most of the midfield and gives Jamaica a dangerous bit of position in the final third, but Guardado draws a foul to end it. Good from the hosts though.
  • 38'
    So close Jamaica! Three nice runs into the Mexico box in the space of a few seconds, the first getting caught in traffic and the other two taking good tackles from Mexican defenders.
  • 33'
    Ooooh, nearly from Chicharito! The striker shoots from outside the box, but it's just barely wide past the post after beating a diving Ricketts.
  • 25'
    Header from Johnson goes over the bar. If Jamaica is going to score tonight, you'd have to expect the Portland forward to be involved.
  • 19'
    Ryan Johnson breaks out on the counter, but he's hauled in and dispossessed before he reaches the penalty area.
  • 15'
    After an energetic start from the home side, El Tri has started to assert that quick-passing possession dominance in the Jamaica half.
  • 12'
    Nice hands from Ricketts.The Jamaica keeper is well-positioned to catch a close header from De Nigris.
  • 8'
    Two corners from Mexico amount to nothing. One is put behind by Alvas Powell, while the second comes to an end with a foul on Mexico.
  • 5'
    The home side doesn't appear very intimidated by the illustrious visitors. Some solid tackling and attempts at attacking play from the home team, although it does leave the defense exposed. Jacaica was lucky Javier Hernandez could only put a half-chance out of play.
  • And the starters for Jamaica: Ricketts, Mariappa, Gordon, Woodbine, Powell, Elliott, McCleary, Austin, Hue, Watson, Johnson
  • Starters for Mexico: Corona, Meza, Maza, Reyes, Salcido, Torrado, Zavala, Barrera, Guardado, De Nigris, Chicharito.
  • It's gonna be a fun one tonight. Mexico is still without a win in the Hex, drawing all three of its games. One of those was at home to Jamaica, and El Tri has to be absolutely desperate to overcome that humiliation with a win on the Reggae Boyz' home turf.
  • Welcome to the Goal liveblog of Jamaica - Mexico at Independence Park. This game is a World Cup qualifier, and I am your live text monkey for the evening, Goal editor Keith Hickey (@HickeyGOAL)