MNT Sep 5, 2012
Earlier today on Twitter @ussoccer, we asked if fans could name the U.S. players on this current roster who have scored against Jamaica. The correct is three, and for one it was a very special moment in his U.S. Soccer career.
In front of more than 45,000 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Jermaine Jones scored his first goal in a U.S. Men's National Team uniform to help lift the USA to a 2-0 win in the quarterfinal of the 2011 Gold Cup.
Even better than the goal was Jermaine's celebration, which he did in honor of his father, a former member of the U.S. Army.
Clint Dempsey scored the insurance goal that day, and the U.S. moved on to the semifinal.
The other goalscorer? U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra, who scored the game-winner in the 2-1 victory on Feb. 12, 2003 in Kingston. The goal was Bocanegra's second of his career, to which he has added 11 more to move into a first-place tie with Marcelo Balboa on the all-time U.S. scoring list for defenders.