Jamaica, US familiar with Gold Cup clashes

Dever Orgill Dever Orgill

The United States will take on Jamaica at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Wednesday night for a spot in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Final. 

In addition to a rematch of the 2017 Final in Santa Clara (won 2-1 by the U.S.), Wednesday’s semi-final also has folks harkening back to 2015 in Atlanta.

It was there that Jamaica defeated the U.S. 2-1 at the semi-final stage, the first and only time since 2003 that the U.S. hasn’t progressed to the Gold Cup Final.

Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes scored that night for Jamaica, Michael Bradley’s goal early in the second half not enough to overcome a two-goal deficit.

This is Jamaica’s third straight trip to the last four of the competition.

The United States has made it to the semi-final stage in all but one edition of the tournament (a quarterfinal loss on penalties to Colombia in 2000).

While Barnes is no longer with the national team, Mattocks is most certainly still in the fold for Jamaica, scoring the winning goal from the penalty spot in his team’s 1-0 quarterfinal win over Panama.

The semi-final between the U.S. and Jamaica will kick off at 9:30 PM ET on Wednesday night.

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