Welcome to your match thread as the United States Men’s National team takes on Jamaica in the semifinals of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. The game is in Nashville, TN and will kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET (FS1).
After an unimpressive win over Curaçao, the U.S. advanced to the semifinals. Through four games, the Yanks have yet to concede a goal and have outscored the opposition 12-0. However, the U.S. put on a poor display last time out and only managed to put two shots on target against FIFA’s 79th-ranked team in the world.
The U.S. has a rich history against the Reggae Boyz. Jamaica and the U.S, have played each other on 26 different occasions, and the USMNT has dominated the series, 15-3-8. The teams have played five times in the Gold Cup, and the Yanks hold a record of 4-1-0.
While history is on the U.S. side, recent history sides with the Reggae Boyz. In the last match-up, Jamaica beat the U.S., 1-0. The Reggae Boyz were the better side, and the Yanks were disappointing in the Gold Cup tune-up. Gregg Berhalter put out an inexperienced lineup that struggled in the match.
This will be the third Gold Cup in a row that Jamaica plays the U.S. In 2017, Bruce Arena managed his team to a 2-1 win, thanks to a Jordan Morris winner in the 88th minute. Jamaica knocked the U.S. out of the competition in 2015. Two first-half goals from Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes were enough to beat Jurgen Klinsmann’s side, 2-1.
Jamaica got this far thanks to a 1-0 win over Panama. While Panama held 61% possession, it struggled in the final third. Jamaica put more shots on target, and Mattocks converted a penalty kick for the lone goal of the match.
Tonight’s winner will face Mexico in the final on Sunday after El Tri squeaked past Haiti 1-0 last night in extra time on a penalty kick by Raúl Jiménez.
Defenders (8): 14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 4/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 51/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 6/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 8/2), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 6/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 15/1), 13-Tim Ream(Fulham/ENG; 32/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 9/2).
Midfielders (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 147/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 11/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 5/1), 10-Christian Pulisic(Chelsea/ENG; 28/11), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 13/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 19/0).
Forwards (6): 17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 113/43), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 25/5), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 4/2), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 5/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 30/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 48/10).
Goalkeepers (3): Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/USA), Amal Knight (UWI), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska/SWE).
Defenders (5): Shaun Francis (Louisville City FC/USA), Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday/ENG), Kevon Lambert (Phoenix Rising/USA), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls/USA), Damion Lowe (IK Start/NOR), Alvas Powell (FC Cincinnati/USA), Jamoi Topey (Bethlehem Steel/USA).
Midfielders (8): Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Andre Lewis (Portmore United), Tyreek Magee (Harbor View), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Peter-Lee Vassell (LAFC/USA), Devon Williams (Louisville City FC/USA), Je-Vaughn Watson (OKC Energy FC/USA).
Forwards (7): Brian Brown (FC Reno/USA), Junior Flemmings (Phoenix Rising/USA), Maalique Foster (RVG Toros FC/USA), Darren Mattocks (FC Cincinnati/USA), Shamar Nicholson (Domzale/SVN), Dever Orgill (Ankaragücü/TUR).
How to Watch
Match Time: 9:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: Nissan Stadium — Nashville, TN.
TV: FOX Sports 1, Univision.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO, Univision NOW.
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