Jamaica vs USA 2-1 result in semis shock fans: Mexico vs Jamaica final scheduled for Sunday in Gold Cup 2015
This was a result that no one had anticipated. Hosts of the Gold Cup 2015, USA men’s soccer team and the soccer fans were stunned when Jamaica beat them 2-1 in the semifinals. By this impressive win team Jamaica has become the first Carribbean team to advance to the finals.
There is no denying the fact that the US soccer team membrrs and the soccer fans are still ruing the loss and seem to be in mourning.
The way the Jamaican defenders actually frustrated US attacks for the first half hour was mesmerizing. Darren Mattocks nodded home the first goal in the 31st minute and Giles Barnes scored on a free kick in the 36th to put Jamaica ahead 2-0 and signal an epic upset was in the making at the sold-out Georgia Dome.
It took somtime for the harsh reality to sink in. US captain Michael Bradley answered in the 48th minute but the Americans never managed an equalizer against the stubborn Caribbean backline and lost to a Jamaican side that was 1-13 with eight drawn in their prior matches.
Following the impressive win Barnes said, “We made history by getting into the final. It shows what this team is capable of…We’ve shocked a few people along the way but we’ve not shocked ourselves. We don’t fear anybody. We put out a great team.” This was an impressive win and they deserve celebration.
USA had merely one loss againt Jamaica out of around 30 encounters. The five-time champion Americans had won their past five Gold Cup semi-finals but were undone by a rampaging Jamaican side.
In the meatime US is counting the losses. US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said, “The team is disappointed…I cannot complain about the performance of the team. They kept pushing, pushing, pushing. We had enough chances. We had enough chances to put three, four, five in there and we didn’t do it and that’s why we lost…Congratulations to Jamaica on making the final and we have to swallow that pill.”