...signals the start of play for the second half.
OT: USA v Jamaica Gold Cup Open Thread
Jones (???) on the deflection off the defender
GET THE **** IN JERMAINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a tremendously fortunate deflection.
Goal- Jermaine Jones off a deflection.
I can see Bradley going defensive way too early with the lead, yet again, and taking off Dempsey for Edu and pushing his kid further forward in attack.
EDIT: I'm happy to be wrong, as it appears Landon is being brought on. We need to keep attacking against Jamaica.
DOWN IN FRONT
that stadium. Agudello--on a more pertinent note--looking sharp.
Dive-ola; glad we didn't score on that. Who is that, Lalas: "You know what? That wasn't even close. . ."
Verlander. Damn is he good.
Straight Red there, no question about it.
C-Ya! Jamaica down to 10 men.
Jamaican dude pulled down Jones... kinda.
Lord I hate flopping.
Not sure if the dishonesty by Jones was worse or the decision making. If he doesn't go down and runs in four on nothing its got to be an 80% chance of scoring, much more important than a one-man advantage well into the second half. So it was dumb as well as bullshittey.
Didn't look offside to me... but what do I know
The rule is one defender plus the keeper, he was past the keeper which makes it offside. The linesman got it correct. Whoever Donovan dropped it to should have teed it up from outside the box.
The replay looked offside by kind of a lot.
Was that an offside trap involving the goalie?
Yes when the goalie came out he became the forward defender despite the fact that someone dropped back to goal. It appeared to be the right call. Saw that in the world cup too.
Good goal there. USA got this.
Dempsey makes it 2-0 U.S. on a very composed goal. He is having a great game today.
People love to build up Donovan, but Dempsey has been more important to the success of this team over the last several years than Donovan has.
Dempsey has to be he best US attack player ever. Who else has established themselves as a premier goal scorer for a team in one of the top couple of leagues in the world? For all Donovan's success, he was never able to do that in a few tries in Germany. His last loan spell at Everton looked promising for the first time, but sadly it looks like he'll never get another opportunity to prove that he can do it at the highest level.
Brian McBride was a fantastic attack player for the U.S., but he was more of a pure striker and finisher, where as; Dempsey is more of a creative player that comes out of the attacking midfield.
The jersey exchange in soccer is one of the neatest things in sports.
Final score- U.S 2-0.
Night and day difference in quality of play from the U.S side when compared to the Guadaloupe game.
Have a great Father's Day everyone!
US opponent will be Panama. Bring them on. I'm not scared
I only caught the last 25 minutes when a friend of mine in Greece figured out his school's VPN and then could get the stream (I am lost on how to get umich's working)
However, we looked to be playing open and dominating on the ball (as we should up a man)
I hope jozy can recover but with the short time between games it looks like its all on juan from here on out
also i wish just once we wouldn't give a team a stellar chance to scor eon us in the first 10 minutes