Jamaica vs. USA: Match Night CommentarySeptember 7, 2012 • By Avi C.
The U.S. men's national team will attempt to take a big step toward the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying when it faces Jamaica in the fourth match of the six-game semifinal round (8 p.m., beIN Sport). To get three points, though, the Americans will have to do something they have never done in their history: Win a World Cup qualifier on Jamaican soil (0-0-4 all-time).
With Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley out injured and Clint Dempsey's effectiveness unknown after his transfer saga, a number of questions face Jurgen's Klinsmann's side, which is looking to add to the momentum of the first U.S. win in Mexico last month.
Standing in the way of that is a confident, fast Jamaican side, headlined by MLS speedsters Dane Richards, Omar Cummings and Darren Mattocks. The Reggae Boyz, who have never beaten the United States (0-10-8 all-time) enter the night tied on points with the U.S. in Group A, and they go into the match knowing that a failure to win tonight makes the daunting task of having to play the U.S. again on Tuesday in Columbus all the more challenging and pressure-packed.
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Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):