Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals last night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat.
Darren Mattocks, who plays for Vancouver in Major League Soccer, put the Jamaicans ahead in the 31st-minute with a header directly off a throw-in.
Giles Barnes followed five minutes later with a goal on an 18-yard free kick after Guzan was caught going outside the penalty area on a routine throw.
Michael Bradley scored in the 48th minute for the Americans, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a stunning setback in front of sold-out crowd at the Georgia Dome.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports