Jamaica takes down USA in International Friendly
Washington DC: We are two weeks away from the start of the 2019 Gold Cup and all the teams are putting the final touches on their rosters and that is what we have on Wednesday Night as USA took on Jamaica in an International Friendly from Audi Field in Washington DC. Audi Field opened last year and is the home of DC United of MLS.
The game was Live on FS1 with John Strong & Stu Holden calling the action
In the first half, Both teams would have some good scoring chances but USA Goalie Zack Steffen & Jamaica Goalie Andre Blake were up for the test.
In the 27th Minute, USA Player Jackson Yueill would be making his Debut with the National Team
Later in the first half, The USA would have some good scoring chances, they almost scored to end the first half
Antonee Robinson gets on the end of Cristian Roldan's cross but heads over. That is the USMNT's first shot towards goal. 45' #USAvJAM
— Larry Henry Jr (@lhenry019) June 5, 2019
This game would be scoreless at halftime.
Early in the second half, it would be some of what you saw in the first half but the USA would get more pressure on the goalie but could not put it home.
Jamaica would make the USA Pay as they would open the scoring on a laser of a shot by Shamar Nicholson in the 60th minute for the 1-0 lead.
How Jamaica scored
¡GOOOOOOLAAAAZOOOOOOO DE JAMAICA! Shamar Nicholson con zarpazo que sorprende al guardameta estadounidense 🔥🔥🔥@USMNT 🇺🇸 0-1 🇯🇲. Jamaica
— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) June 6, 2019
Late in the second half, the USA would put pressure on Jamaica goalie Andre Blake to tie the game but would miss the net by inches
Another golden chance by the USA in the 87th minute
A Crowd of 17,719 would see Jamaica come to Washington DC and take down USA 1-0 and in the process give the first loss to USA Coach Gregg Berhalter.
The USA now have to get their 23 man roster set for the Gold Cup, the USA begins their Gold Cup Journey on June 18 when they take on Guyana from Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN.
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