KINGSTON, Jamaica (EFE) – The United States soccer team was forced to resign this Tuesday to give up a little-known 1-1 draw in Kingston against Jamaica, jeopardizing its leadership in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.
The Reggae Boyz, on the other hand, celebrated the point in their payout as it encourages them to fight, at least, for a fourth place that guarantees a comeback.
Jamaica’s recovery is notable because at the beginning of the month it was at the bottom of the qualifiers.
The United States collected 15 points out of a possible 21, while Jamaica settled with 7 points on the fifth step of the rankings.
Mexico with 14 points and Canada with 13 points later have a date in Edmonton and threaten the top spot for the All-Stars and Stripes team.
After the big win over Mexico 2-0 on Friday, the USA team today did not have the strength and power that earned them praise in Cincinnati.
Everything was looking good for the visitors when Timothy Weah scored in the 11th minute, but in the 22nd minute everything was fine due to striker Michael Antonio.
Goalkeepers Andre Blake and Zach Stephen distinguished themselves with their tackles, and for them, it’s largely thanks to the final draw.
The Reggae Boyz surely sought victory with Bobby De Cordova-Reid, who had an ongoing duel with center back Walker Zimmerman.
Round 9, which will be played on January 27, will see the Reggae Boys play against Mexico in Kingston, and the United States at home while El Salvador awaits.