US SoccerUS Soccer
News
120907 MNTvJAM Dempsey.jpg

U.S. Men's National Team vs. Jamaica - Game Notes


U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Jamaica – FIFA World Cup Qualifier – Final Round
National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica
June 7, 2013

MNT RESUMES WORLD CUP QUALIFYING BACK AT THE OFFICE: The U.S. Men’s National Team kicks off a rare three-game set of World Cup Qualifiers with its third road match in the first four games of the Hexagonal. After picking up four points from the previous two qualifiers, the MNT looks to keep the momentum going against Jamaica on June 7 in Kingston. Kickoff atThe Office is set for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on beIN SPORT ( Watch at Official U.S. Soccer Bars). Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.

This is the second meeting between the teams in this qualifying cycle, the U.S. having suffered its first ever defeat against the Reggae Boyz when the fell 2-1 on Sept. 7, 2012, in the Semifinal Round. After losing to Mexico on June 4, the Jamaicans hold only two points from four matches and will be desperate to get a positive result.

Fresh off a win in the Centennial Celebration Match against No. 2 ranked Germany – only the third time ever that the U.S. has beaten a team ranked by FIFA as a top two team in the world – the U.S. now embarks on the next trio of matches in official competition. Four days after playing in Jamaica, the U.S. hosts Panama at CenturyLink Field in only the second World Cup Qualifying game in Seattle since 1976 ( TICKETS). On June 18, the U.S. faces Honduras at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Michael Bradley (AS Roma), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

U.S. MNT 2013 SCHEDULE

Date

Opponent

Result/Time (ET)

U.S. goal scorers/TV

Venue

Jan. 29

Canada

0-0 T

--

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Feb. 6

Honduras*

1-2 L

Dempsey

Estadio Olimpico; San Pedro Sula, Honduras

March 22

Costa Rica*

1-0 W

Dempsey

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

March 26

Mexico*

0-0 T

--

Estadio Azteca; Mexico City, Mexico

May 29

Belgium

2-4 L

Cameron, Dempsey

FirstEnergy Stadium; Cleveland, Ohio

June 2

Germany

4-3 W

Altidore, Dempsey (2) OG

RFK Stadium; Washington, D.C.

June 7

Jamaica*

9:30 p.m.

beIN SPORT

National Stadium; Kingston, Jamaica

June 11

Panama*

9:30 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.

June 18

Honduras*

9 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 9

Belize^

11 p.m.

TBD

JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.

July 13

Cuba^

3:30 p.m.

TBD

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

July 16

Costa Rica^

8 p.m.

TBD

Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.

Sept. 6

Costa Rica*

TBD

TBD

TBD

Sept. 10

Mexico*

8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 11

Jamaica*

TBD

ESPN network, WatchESPN, UniMas

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 15

Panama*

TBD

beIN SPORT

Estadio Rommel Fernandez; Panama City, Panama

*2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
^2014 CONCACAF Gold Cup

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
The U.S. has collected four points after three matches to open the Hexagonal. Facing three of the first four matches on the road, the United States took three points in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22 in Denver, then picked up an historic draw at the Estadio Azteca when they tied in Mexico in World Cup Qualifying for only the second time ever. The U.S. faces a rare three-game set of qualifiers, first traveling to Jamaica for the second time in this qualifying cycle, having lost 2-1 on Sept. 7, 2012, in Kingston. Then it’s back to U.S. soil, where the team is currently enjoying a 21-0-2 unbeaten run in qualifying dating back to 2001. The USA faces Panama on June 11 in Seattle to reach the halfway point of the round, then welcomes Honduras to Salt Lake City on June 18.

CONCACAF FINAL ROUND STANDINGS AND SCHEDULE

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Mexico

4

1

0

3

3

2

+1

6

Panama

3

1

0

2

5

3

+2

5

Costa Rica

3

1

1

1

3

2

+1

4

USA

3

1

1

1

2

2

0

4

Honduras

3

1

1

1

4

5

-1

4

Jamaica

4

0

2

2

1

4

-3

2

Feb. 6
Honduras 2, USA 1
Costa Rica 2, Panama 2
Jamaica 0, Mexico 0

March 22
USA 1, Costa Rica 0
Honduras 2, Mexico 2
Jamaica 1, Panama 1

March 26
USA 0, Mexico 0
Costa Rica 2, Jamaica 0
Panama 2, Honduras 0

June 4
Mexico 1, Jamaica 0

Visit ussoccer.com for the complete World Cup Qualifying schedule and results .

ROAD TO THE HEXAGONAL
United States Semifinal Round Results (4-1-1; first place in Group A):

  • June 8, 2012: USA 3, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • June 12, 2012: USA 1, Guatemala 1
  • Sept. 7, 2012: Jamaica 2, USA 1
  • Sept. 11, 2012: USA 1, Jamaica 0
  • Oct. 12, 2012: USA 2, Antigua & Barbuda 1
  • Oct. 16, 2012: USA 3, Guatemala 1

United States Final Round Results (1-1-1)

  • Feb. 6, 2013: Honduras 2, USA 1
  • March 22, 2013: USA 1, Costa Rica 0
  • March 26, 2013: USA 0, Mexico 0

ROSTER NOTES

  • The U.S. traveled with 25 players to Jamaica. Per competition rules, only 23 will dress for the match.
  • Seven players are carrying yellow cards into the next World Cup qualifiers: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson and Graham Zusi. Their next caution will result in a one-match suspension.
  • With seven goals in this World Cup Qualifying cycle, Clint Dempsey is now tied with Landon Donovan for the all-time lead in U.S. history with 12 overall. He is the only player to appear in all eight matches of this cycle.
  • Dempsey is now the official captain of the U.S. team. He has worn the armband in the qualifiers in March against Costa Rica and Mexico before receiving the honor on a full-time basis.
  • DaMarcus Beasley earned his 100th cap in the game against Belgium, becoming the 13th player in U.S. MNT history to reach that milestone.
  • When he whipped in a wicked side-volley for the opening goal against Germany , Jozy Altidore ended a scoreless spell for the National Team dating back to Nov. 15, 2011 against Slovenia.
  • Altidore tallied 31 goals in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar, breaking the single-season record for an American in Europe that was set by Dempsey (23) last year. Altidore became the first U.S. player to be named to the Dutch Eredivisie Team of the Year.
  • Beasley has earned Budweiser Man of the Match honors twice in the last four games, having collected the honor in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22 in the World Cup Qualifier in Denver and the defeat against Belgium.
  • Brad Evans made his first ever start at right back when he joined the starting XI against Germany. Coincidentally, when he earned his first cap with the MNT against Grenada on July 4, 2009 in Gold Cup, he entered as a substitute at that position.
  • Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler have now paired twice in central defense; in the historic 0-0 draw against Mexico on March 26 and the 4-3 win against Germany in the Centennial Celebration Match . In the Mexico game, Besler became only the second U.S. player in history to start a World Cup qualifier with fewer than two caps.
  • Seven players from the January camp roster have earned a spot on the USA’s current roster –Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Omar Gonzalez, Tally Hall, Eddie Johnson, Sean Johnson and Graham Zusi.
  • Zusi has appeared in the last six qualifiers going back to the Semifinal Round, making five starts. Now holding double-digit caps, he has taken advantage of the opportunity that started 18 months ago.
  • Stuart Holden came on as a late substitute against Belgium, replacing Sacha Kljestan in the 81st minute. It was Holden's first appearance for the USA since Oct. 12, 2010, a 0-0 draw against Colombia.
  • Sacha Kljestan earned his first start under Klinsmann in that match, lining up against the country where he plays his club ball for Anderlecht.
  • Eddie Johnson has 10 career goals in qualifying to his credit, tied for second all-time with Brian McBride.
  • Terrence Boyd finished his first season at Rapid Vienna with 15 goals in all competitions.
  • With two straight clean sheets in March, Brad Guzan now has five shutouts in seven matches played in qualifying in his career, posting a 4-1-2 record.
  • Guzan was voted the Aston Villa Player of the Year by both players and supporters.
  • Between UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and CONCACAF Champions League, a total of 11 U.S. players competed in regional cup competitions this season.
  • Sean Johnson (May 26-30), Bill Hamid (May 30-June 2), Tally Hall (June 2-8) and Nick Rimando (June 9-19) will all rotate through camp at different stages and serve as the third goalkeeper.
  • Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona completed the historic run with Club Tijuana in the 2013 Copa Libertadores after losing in the quarterfinals against top-seeded Atletico Mineiro on away goals. The teams drew 2-2 on May 23 in Tijuana, and again 1-1 on May 30 in Brazil.

IN THE CENTENNIAL RECORD BOOK

  • Scoring twice against Germany while earning Budweiser Man of the Match honors, Dempsey surpassed Eric Wynalda for second place on the USA’s all-time scoring list with 35 goals.
  • In the last meeting against Jamaica, Dempsey set the record for the fastest goal in U.S. history when he scored 36 seconds into the 2-1 loss last September.
  • With the win against Germany, the U.S. is now 2-1-1 under Klinsmann against teams ranked in the top 10 in the world.
  • DaMarcus Beasley is the 13th player in MNT history to earn 100 caps. He has 28 career caps in World Cup qualifying, good for fifth-most on the USA’s all-time list.
  • With his start on March 22 against Costa Rica, Beasley became the eighth MNT player to have appeared in at least one National Team match for 13 consecutive years. Frankie Hejduk (14 straight years) leads the consecutive years played list, while six other players have played in a U.S. MNT match for 13 straight years – Marcelo Balboa, Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones, Kasey Keller, Claudio Reyna and Earnie Stewart.
  • Clint Dempsey scored his 12th career goal in World Cup Qualifying during the USA’s 1-0 win against Costa Rica on March 22, tying him for first place all-time with Landon Donovan. Eddie Johnson and Brian McBride are tied for third in WCQ goals with 10 apiece.
  • Eddie Johnson is tied with Carlos Bocanegra for 10th on the all-time goals list and one tally behind 2011 National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones (15 goals from 1992-2004).

USA vs. JAMAICA

  • The U.S. is 11-1-8 lifetime against Jamaica. They have held the Reggae Boyz scoreless in precisely half of their meetings.
  • On Jamaican soil, the United States is 2-1-5 overall and 0-1-4 in World Cup qualifying.
  • Tim Howard wore the captain’s armband in the USA’s visit to Kingston last year.
  • In that game, Danny Williams became cap tied to the United States after he represented the U.S. in official competition.
  • A total of 11 players on the current roster appeared in that meeting. The full lineup: 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, 58), 7-Maurice Edu (11-Brek Shea, 72); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (18-Terrence Boyd, 72), 9-Herculez Gomez
  • Jones scored his first goal for the United States against Jamaica, netting the game-winner in the 2-0 victory on June 19, 2011, in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Beasley is the only member of the squad who played in the USA’s visit to Kingston in the 2006 qualifying cycle, a 1-1 draw in qualifying on Aug. 18, 2004 . Brian Ching tallied in the 89th minute to rescue the point that day.
  • Howard started in the USA’s 2-1 win on Feb. 12, 2003 in Jamaica .
  • Dempsey earned his first cap against Jamaica, appearing as a sub in the 1-1 draw on Nov. 17, 2004, in Columbus.
  • The United States and Jamaica squared off in the final round of qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup on Oct. 7, 2001, in Foxborough, Mass. Meeting on the second to last fixture date of the round, the U.S. needed a victory and an improbable series of results to qualify for Korea/Japan. Becoming the first U.S. team to compete in international competition since 9/11, and playing on the day that hostilities began in Afghanistan, the U.S. collected a 2-1 victory and secured a place in the World Cup.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING VENUES SET
The U.S. Men’s National Team’s four remaining home 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches will be played in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Columbus and Kansas City.

BY THE NUMBERS:
0 World Cup qualifying wins for the U.S. in Jamaica (0-1-4 overall since 1988)
2 Wins by the USA all-time at National Stadium (2-1-5 in all matches)
6 Position of Jamaica in the final round table
12 Goals by Clint Dempsey in his past 14 appearances
12 Number of U.S. players on the roster with at least one goal for the National Team
20 All-time meetings between the U.S. and Jamaica since 1988
35 Career goals for Clint Dempsey

ON USSOCCER.COM:
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Page | 2013 MNT Statistics

Centennial Video

100 Firsts: Marcelo Balboa

100 Firsts: John O’Brien

Classic Highlights: USA v. Venezuela on May 26, 2006, in Cleveland

Video

Features

Quote Sheets

JURGEN KLINSMANN FACT FILE: Jurgen Klinsmann is in his third year and second full calendar year in charge of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Below are some of his past accomplishments as a player and coach.

  • Klinsmann was named the U.S. Men’s National Team head coach on July 29, 2011, making him the 35th coach in the history of the program.
  • Klinsmann’s record as head coach of the Men’s National Team is 13-8-6, which includes a five-game winning streak that started with a 3-2 victory on Nov. 15, 2011, against Slovenia and was capped off by a 5-1 win against Scotland on May 26, 2012.
  • With Klinsmann at the helm, the U.S. collected three historic victories, winning for the first time against four-time World Cup champion Italy, capturing its first ever victory against Mexico on Mexican soil and defeating his former team and second-ranked Germany.
  • Klinsmann’s U.S. coaching debut was a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Aug. 10, 2011, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. During Klinsmann’s abbreviated 2011 tenure, opponents outscored the USA by a 7-5 margin. The USA’s two victories during the Klinsmann era in 2011 include a 1-0 win against Honduras (Oct. 8) and a 3-2 victory against Slovenia (Nov. 15).
  • Klinsmann was named the Germany National Team manager in 2004 and guided Germany to a 20-6-8 record and a third-place finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned Coach of the Year honors in Germany, and two years later, he took over the head coaching position at Bayern Munich.
  • As a player, Klinsmann played 17 club seasons from 1981 to 1998 with the following teams: Stuttgarter Kickers (1981-84), VfB Stuttgart (1984-89), Internazionale (1989-92), Monaco (1992-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1994-95, 97-98), Bayern Munich (1995-97) and Sampdoria (1997-98). During that time, he scored 226 goals in 506 appearances. He was named German Player of the Year in 1988 and 1994 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1995.
  • Klinsmann earned 108 caps with the German National Team, scoring 47 goals. He participated in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998) and won the 1990 World Cup.
  • Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen, Germany.

IN FOCUS: JAMAICA
Jamaica Football Federation
Founded: 1910 (Joined FIFA in 1962)
Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore
FIFA Ranking: 60
Highest FIFA Ranking: 27 (1998)
Lowest FIFA Ranking: 116 (2008)
Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1998)
Caps Leader: Ian Goodison (120)
Top Scorer: Luton Shelton (35)

JAMAICA UPDATE

  • With only two points from four matches, Jamaica was dealt a serious blow when they lost 1-0 to Mexico on Tuesday night.
  • They have been beset by injuries and absences, missing five regulars including all-time leading scorer Luton Shelton who was dropped from the squad.
  • Shelton was one of two players who scored against the U.S. in the last match, the other Rodolph Austin.
  • All in, there are four Jamaicans who play on MLS clubs: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers) and JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo)
  • Following this game, the Jamaicans will complete the trio of qualifiers when they travel to Honduras for the June 11 game in Tegucigalpa.

LAST TIME
On the field for USA:
June 2, 2013 –RFK Stadium – Washington, D.C. –Centennial Celebration Match
USA 4 Jozy Altidore 13, Own Goal 16, Clint Dempsey 60, 65
GER 3 Max Kruse 78, Julian Draxler 81

LINEUPS:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Matt Besler, 7-DaMarcus Beasley (2-Edgar Castillo, 56); 4-Michael Bradley, 6-Brad Evans, 13-Jermaine Jones, 23-Fabian Johnson (24-Brad Davis, 46), 19-Graham Zusi (18-Eddie Johnson, 56); 8-Clint Dempsey, 17-Jozy Altidore (25-Terrence Boyd, 81)
Substitutions Not Used: 12-Brad Guzan, 11-Stuart Holden, 15-Michael Parkhurst, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 20-Geoff Cameron, 21-Clarence Goodson
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

GER: 22-Marc-Andre ter Stegen; 4-Benedikt Howedes, 7-Marcell Jansen (6-Dennis Aogo, 46), 17-Per Mertesacker (23-Phillip Wollsched, 46); 3-Stefan Reinartz, 8-Julian Draxler, 9-Andre Schurrle (18-Sydney Sam, 65), 10-Lukas Podolski, 15-Lars Bender (5-Heiko Westermann, 46), 16-Sven Bender (20-Max Kruse, 46); 11-Miroslav Klose (13-Nicolai Muller, 79)
Substitutions Not Used: 1-Rene Adler, 12-Ron-Rober Zieler, 14-Aaron Hunt, 21-Roman Neustadter
Head coach: Joachim Low

Vs. Jamaica
Sept. 11, 2012 –Columbus Crew Stadium – Columbus, Ohio – 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

USA 1 Herculez Gomez 55
JAM 0

USA : 1-Tim Howard; 6-Steve Cherundolo, 20-Geoff Cameron, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 23-Fabian Johnson; 14-Danny Williams; 19-Graham Zusi (7-Maurice Edu, 72), 13-Jermaine Jones, 16-Jose Torres (11-Brek Shea, 67); 8-Clint Dempsey, 9-Herculez Gomez (17-Jozy Altidore, 80)
Subs not used: 2-Jonathan Spector, 5-Kyle Beckerman, 10-Joe Corona, 12-Brad Guzan, 15-Michael Parkhurst, 18-Terrence Boyd
Head Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann

JAM : 13-Dwayne Miller; 19-Arian Mariappa, 2-Nyron Nosworthy, 14-Lovel Palmer; 15-Je-Vaughn Watson (20-Tremaine Stewart, 75), 17-Rodolph Austin, 7-Jason Morrison, 6-Jermaine Taylor; 21-Luton Shelton (capt.) (18-Kavin Bryan, 66); 10-Omar Cummings (11-Dane Richards, 76), 9-Ryan Johnson
Subs not used: 1-Duwayne Kerr, 3-Dicoy Williams, 4-Shavar Thomas, 5-Darren Mattocks, 8-Joel Senior, 12-Andrae Williams, 16-O’Brian Woodbine, 22-Ewan Grandison, 23-Jacomeno Barrett
Head coach: Theodore Whitmore


On the field for Jamaica
June 4, 2013 – National Stadium – Kingston, Jamaica –2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

JAM 0
MEX 1 Aldo De Nigris 55

LINEUPS:
JAM– Donovan Ricketts (capt.); Daniel Gordon, Adrian Mariappa, O’Brian Woodbine, Alvas Powell; Marvin Elliott, Rodolph Austin (Keammar Daley, 76), Je-Vaughn Watson (Jermaine Beckford, 63), Garath McCleary; Jermaine Hue, Ryan Johnson (Darren Mattocks, 63)
Subs not used: Dwayne Miller, Andre Blake, Adrian Reid, Montrose Phinn, Omar Daley, Evan Taylor, Damion Williams, Theo Robinson, Jermie Lynch
Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore

MEX – Jesus Corona; Javier Rodriquez (capt.), Carlos Salcido, Diego Reyes, Gerardo Torrado; Pablo Barrera (Gerardo Flores, 59), Aldo De Nigris (Giovani Dos Santos, 67), Severo Meza; Javier Hernandez (Raul Jiminez 86), Jesus Zavala, Andres Guardado
Subs not used: Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Herrera, Angel Reyna, Javier Aquino, Jorge Torres, Hector Moreno, Hiram Mier, Jesus Molina, Alfredo Talavera
Head Coach: Jose Manuel de la Torre

×