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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 7, 2013
  • • 9:30 PM
  • • Independence Park, Kingston
  • Referee: R. Moreno
  • • Attendance: 12130
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Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    And that's it!! The USA has taken a win in Jamaica in World Cup qualifying. Don't know how many times we'll ever see that, but it's a vital win and the U.S. is really in a strong position in the Hex now.
  • 90' + 3'
    No stop to this game. Largely uneventful for a while there, and then two late goals. One for Jamaica, looked to have seal at least a draw, but the USA get one from the unlikeliest of sources, Brad Evans, and that may be enough to seal the win.
  • 90' + 2'
    Yellow CardBrad Evans
  • 90' + 2'
    AssistMichael Bradley
  • 90' + 2'
    GoalBrad Evans
  • 90' + 1'
    The USA will get a chance from a corner here. AND EVANS!!!! Goal!!! The USA takes a 2-1 lead in stoppage time.
  • 90'
    The USA coughs up a goal late. Everybody fell asleep watching this second half, including the USA back line, but Jamaica seems to have grabbed at least a share of this match.
  • 89'
    AssistRodolph Austin
  • 89'
    GoalJermaine Beckford
  • 89'
    Jamaica has tied it up!!! Beckford nets and the U.S. defense is caught off guard with the freekick.
  • 88'
    Yellow CardGraham Zusi
  • 87'
    Gonzalez has to make a last-ditch tackle though. Jamaica still showing a real threat.
  • 86'
    The U.S. is doing a nice job of killing this game off. Just wasting time and making sure to limit Jamaica's touches.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionJozy Altidore Eddie Johnson
  • 80'
    Beasley tries to find Altidore and they end up winning a corner.
  • 78'
    Interesting choice for Castillo to try and take a shot there. Had room to play in the cross, or really to do anything else.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionFabian Johnson E. Castillo
  • 76'
    Both teams tossing on fresh players. Castillo in for the USA.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionGarath McCleary Omar Daley
  • 71'
    Dempsey tries to loft a header at goal but sends it just over.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionJermaine Chistopher Hue Jermaine Beckford
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJermaine Johnson Theo Robinson
  • 68'
    Bradley decides to take a shot on, but he didn't hit it very well and drug it wide of the mark.
  • 66'
    Jamaica causing some problems for the USA's back line at the moment. really not dealing well with the wing play. Beasley and Evans have struggled with stopping Johnson.
  • 63'
    Both teams looking frustrated right now. More physical half, hard tackles coming in.
  • 60'
    F. Johnson gets in behind and has his cross blocked out as well. Jones being helped back to the locker room right now.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionJermaine Jones Geoff Cameron
  • 58'
    It looks like Cameron is about to come on for Jones, who took a knock.
  • 55'
    Now Jamaica at the other end. J. Johnson ran past Beasley again and Howard had to make sure the shot was on the other side of his post.
  • 55'
    Dempsey did a nice job of bringing a cross down in the box, had no angle for the shot, just threw it back across the face and Jamaica got it clear.
  • 53'
    Zusi's cross is blocked out for a corner, but he's been a big part of this team tonight down that right flank.
  • 51'
    Jermaine Johnson just left Beasley for dead and got a cross off, but the USA got it out for a corner and eventually cleared the danger.
  • 50'
    Austin stings another one from distance. He can certainly strike a ball.
  • 48'
    Jamaica with the first shot of the half, wide of the mark and the USA will have a goal kick.
  • 46'
    We're back and the second half is underway.
  • 45' + 1'
    That should just about do it. The last cross of the half is headed over goal by Jamaica.
  • 45'
    The USA having to defend to close out the half. Looks kind of frantic at the moment.
  • 45'
    F. Johnson commits a foul, 40 yards from goal, and Austin hits a screamer over the bar from the resulting free kick.
  • 43'
    The USA's attack breaks down, a long touch from Jones, and Jamaica is back on the attack and the USA gets it clear.
  • 39'
    J. Johnson for Jamaica has a crack on the volley! It would have been a wonder goal but it's another chance wasted.
  • 38'
    Jamaica nearly equalizes!! Wow. Slipped in behind the USA defense, Austin gets in and slots it directly off the post.
  • 34'
    Another good move forward from the USA. Beasley gets in down the left, his cross even bounced in the box, but nobody can get anything on frame.
  • 31'
    Another good bit of service from Zusi, and that's really what Altidore lives off of, where his goals come from. A nice cross and a good header and the USA has the lead.
  • 30'
    AssistGraham Zusi
  • 30'
    GoalJozy Altidore
    GOAL!!!! Altidore strikes!! Zusi with the ball in and the USA is up 1-0.
  • 27'
    Jones commits a foul, maybe not needed at that point. Looked like a decent tackle though.
  • 24'
    USA trying to hold possession here, moving the ball around, but lacking for ideas in the final third at the moment.
  • 21'
    Jamaica with a corner here. These could be an issue.
  • 18'
    First bit of sustained pressure from the home side. USA starting to struggle a bit with Jamaica's pace at times.
  • 15'
    Jamaica with a break down the left. Good move as well but the cross is off the mark.
  • 13'
    Johnson with a little tussle as he fights his way down that left flank. He's looked alrigth so far, one bad touch but otherwise a good start in the midfield.
  • 10'
    Good tempo to this opening run. Lot of action back anf forth and a couple of chance for the USA. One half chance for Jamaica to this point.
  • 8'
    Jamaica with a good move forward.
  • 5'
    Odd play there, Dempsey tries to take on a defender, looked like a foul but the USA wins a corner.
  • 4'
    Ricketts with another save. Fabian Johnson with a shot on his right foot, not a bad one. USA really putting the pressure on early.
  • 2'
    First chance of the game to the USA. Bradley hits the post with a volley. Really nice chance early on for the USA.
  • 1'
    We're off and running.
  • On Tuesday this Jamaica side lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to Mexico, and our guy in Kingston, @SportsLab says the loudspeaker said a prayer for an upset over the USA tonight.
  • Just a few minutes out from opening kickoff now. Jamaica is in real need of a win here to keep its World Cup dreams alive. For the USA, Jamaica has been a place where wins have been hard to come by in the past. This outing probably won't be much different.
  • For Jamaica: Ricketts; Powell, Mariappa, Gordon, Woodbine; McCleary, Austin, Elliott, Hue; J. Johnson, R. Johnson.
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