Jamaica vs. USA
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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The USA will play against Jamaica in the semifinals of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Jamaica had a solid win in the previous as the team defeated Panama 1-0.
It was a very determined performance by Jamaica as they only had 39% of the possession but scored the only goal of the game. The Jamaican defense performed extremely well as they only allowed Panama 2 shots on target in the entire match. Darren Mattocks scored the only goal of the game after Jamaica were awarded a penalty in the 75th minute.
Jamaica have had a decent tournament but this is going to be an extremely tough contest as they are playing against one of the strongest teams.
Looking at the United States, the team were good enough to defeat Curacao 1-0.
It was a good performance by the US as they took the lead early and managed to hold onto their advantage. West McKennie scored for the US in the 25th minute and that was enough to see the team through to the semifinals. This performance by the United States was different from their group stage performances as the team lacked the dominating nature. While the scoreline is less impressive in this win, the team showed great maturity which the management will be happy about.
Throughout this tournament, the US have defended extremely well as the team is yet to concede in their 4 games. The forwards have also been good as the US have scored 11 goals in the tournament.
This match between the United States and Jamaica is set to be played at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jamaica showed great determination in their match against Panama but I don’t see this team having enough to defeat the United States. The US have been outstanding throughout this tournament and their attack and defense are both firing. The US were very good in their win against Curacao and the team enters this match with a record of 4-0. With all that in mind, I see the US winning this match and securing a spot in the final.