Saturday, June 8, 2013

UP USA!! The USMNT inch closer in their World Cup qualifiers campaign as they beat Jamaica 2-1 today.

The US national team also known as the USMNT made a bold step toward the World Cup on Friday, beating Jamaica 2-1 as a dull contest took an extraordinary double twist in the dying moments. The USMNT pulled off a dramatic win in Jamaica to shoot to the top of the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal, where they are now tangled on seven points with both Costa Rica and Mexico (who have played a game extra). The Mexicans had to battle for their point in Panama,  who are proving worthy of their spot just one point behind the leading trio, while Costa Rica barely edged out neighbours Honduras  in a tetchy affair in San Jose. 

The USMNT travelled to Kingston in the hopes of regaining their position in their group after suffering a 2-1 loss in their last game at the Office. Jozy Altidore provided the game’s first goal, nodding home expertly on the half-hour mark. The strike may have settled Klinsmann’s nerves, but the German tactician was pulling his hair out two minutes from time when Jermaine Beckford, totally unmarked, drew Jamaica level with an easy header from a lofted free-kick. It’s the third time in two trips to Kingston that the US have conceded from set-pieces. But the USMNT were brilliantly saved from a repeat performance when fill-in defender Brad Evans scored from close-range during injury time to seal a slim win for the States.