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MNT Falls to Jamaica in Kingston


The U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Jamaica 2-1 on Friday in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match at National Stadium in Group A of the Semifinal Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.



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KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sept. 7, 2012) – The U.S. Men’s National Team fell to  Jamaica 2-1 on Friday in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match at National Stadium in Group A of the Semifinal Round of CONCACAF Qualifying.

Jamaica took sole possession of first place in the group with a 2-0-1 record and seven points, while the USA fell to 1-1-1 with four points. The U.S. has yet to win a World Cup Qualifier match in Jamaica, posting Friday’s loss and four draws in five meetings.

— U.S. Men’s National Team Game Report —

Match: USA vs. Jamaica
Date: Sept. 7, 2012
Competition: 2014 World Cup Qualifier; Group A
Venue: National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT
Attendance: tba
Weather: 81 degrees, light rain

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
USA                            1          0          1

JAM                            1          1          2

USA – Clint Dempsey                        1st minute

JAM – Rodolph Austin                      23

JAM – Luton Shelton                         62            

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard (capt.); 15-Michael Parkhurst, 21-Clarence Goodson, 20-Geoff Cameron, 23-Fabian Johnson; 13-Jermaine Jones, 5-Kyle Beckerman (14-Danny Williams, 72), 7-Maurice Edu (11-Brek Shea, 72); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Terrence Boyd, 72), 9-Herculez Gomez
Subs not used: 2-Jonathan Spector, 3-Carlos Bocanegra, 4-Michael Orozco Fiscal, 12-Brad Guzan, 16-Jose Torres, 19-Graham Zusi
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

JAM: 13-Dwayne Miller; 19-Arian Mariappa, 2-Nyron Nosworthy, 14-Lovel Palmer; 15-Jevaughn Watson, 17-Rodolph Austin, 7-Jason Morrison, 6-Jermaine Taylor (capt.); 21-Luton Shelton (8-Joel Senior, 83); 18-Kavin Bryan (5-Darren Mattocks, 63), 9-Ryan Johnson (10-Omar Cummings, 90+1)
Subs not used: 1-Duwayne Kerr, 23-Jacomeno Barrett, 4-Shavar Thomas, 3-Dicoy Williams, 12-Andrae Williams, 16-O’Brian Woodbine, 22-Ewan Grandison, 11-Dane Richards, 20-Tremaine Stewart
Head coach: Theodore Whitmore

Stats Summary: USA / JAM                                   
Shots: 7 / 9

Shots on Goal: 2 / 4

Saves: 2 / 1

Corner Kicks: 1 / 3

Fouls: 12 / 14

Offside: 0 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
JAM – Je-Vaughn Watson (caution)              76th minute

USA – Jermaine Jones (caution)                     78

Officials:
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (MEX)

Assistant Referee 1: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)

Assistant Referee 2: Marcos Quintero (MEX)

Fourth Official: Mauricio Morales (MEX)

Budweiser Man of the Match: Clint Dempsey                                                           








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