Sunday, June 19, 2011

Americans on to the Gold Cup Semifinals

Excuse whatever the hell language is being spoken in this video, but here are highlights from the United States' 2-0 win against Jamaica in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals on Sunday. Jermaine Jones had the goal in the 49th minute of play, while Clint Dempsey added the dagger in minute 79, at which point the Jamaicans were playing a man down due to a red card given to Jermaine Taylor thirteen minutes prior. Dempsey did get the start today, which was in question after he and Landon Donovan both left the club for a few days to attend their respective sisters' weddings. Landon Donovan did not start in this one, instead coming off the bench with 25 minutes to play.

The highlights from the video are just of the second half, when all the scoring was done, but Jamaica nearly opened things up within the games' first five minutes, although Tim Howard made an incredible save with his feet to keep the game scoreless. The United States probably couldn't have played much better after their poor play so far this tournament, and they out shot the Jamaicans 18-4. Not so tough without John Candy around, are you Jamaica? The reggae boys have still never beaten the United States, but with the way the United States had been playing in this Gold Cup, Sunday was probably their best chance yet. Good to see the Americans rebound and dominate this one, although now we hold our breath and wait for word on the injury Jozy Altidore suffered in this game's 11th minute.

Next up, it's the U.S. vs. the winner of Panama/El Salvador on Wednesday night from Houston.


Tony Brown said...

Here's my first hand Gold Cup Report -
The second game was awesome too!

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