Venezuela delivered the knock-out blow to Uruguay; Mexico also advance to quarter-finals after a clinical show against Jamaica.
While the Mexicans climbed to the top of the table with their win, Venezuela also managed to sneak in a 1-0 triumph over 10-man Jamaica.
Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.
Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" have already made history as they enter Sunday's Gold Cup final against an underperforming Mexico side with much to explain even if it takes the trophy.
Jamaica's "Reggae Boyz" delivered defending champion United States a humbling 2-1 defeat Wednesday, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the Gold Cup final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.
Defending champions the United States, sparked by six goals in four matches from Clint Dempsey, enter Wednesday's Gold Cup semi-finals confident but cautious against a defensively determined Jamaica.
Giles Barnes scored the only goal in the seventh minute and Jamaica edged Haiti 1-0 Saturday, advancing the "Reggae Boyz" to a Gold Cup semi-final against holders United States.
A second-half goal from Reading winger Garath McCleary fired Jamaica into the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup as group winners here Tuesday with a 1-0 win over El Salvador. McCleary pounced on a shot from Jobi McAnuff to bag his second goal of the tournament and ensure that the Reggae Boyz topped Group B to set up a quarter-final on Saturday against Haiti. The 28-year-old’s 72nd-minute winner was no less than Jamaica deserved in sweltering conditions at Toronto’s BMO Field. The Caribbean side, which had arrived at the Gold Cup after a winless performance as a guest team at the Copa America, created the better chances throughout an even encounter. Jamaica were also indebted to a heroic performance between the posts by substitute goalkeeper Ryan Thompson, who replaced Dwayne Miller after 22 minutes. . Thompson, who plays in the United Soccer League — the third tier of football in the United States, made several key blocks to keep El Salvador […]
England-based striker Jobi McAnuff scored a superb individual goal to give Jamaica a surprise 2-2 draw with highly-rated Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup here Wednesday. McAnuff, who plays for English lower league side Leyton Orient, jinked his way past a series of Costa Rican defenders to prod home a 48th-minute equaliser at Los Angeles’s StubHub Center. The Group B result came as a disappointment to Costa Rica, the highest placed CONCACAF team in the FIFA world rankings at 14th. In the late contest Wednesday, Canada and El Salvador played to a 0-0 draw as all four teams in the Group B earned a single point in their openers. Los Ticos, one of the surprise packages at last year’s World Cup where they defeated Italy and Uruguay during a fairytale run to the quarter-finals, trailed early on after Jamaica took the lead through Garath McCleary on 13 minutes. However the Central Americans soon took the lead through goals from […]
The world's third best team face off against the world's 65th best one, in the last match of Group B in the Copa America 2015.