CM – USMNT content with 1-1 draw against Jamaica in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers – Cameroon Magazine

American Tim Weah and Jamaican Michail Antonio traded first half goals 11 minutes apart in a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier that ended in a draw 1 -1 Tuesday in front of a sparse crowd limited by COVID-19 to less than 5,000 at the National Stadium.

Damion Lowe briefly lifted the crowd in the 84th minute, directing a Leon Bailey corner into the net. But the winning goal was immediately disallowed because Lowe had climbed the back of US defender Walker Zimmerman to reach the ball, allowing the tired Americans to escape with a point.

The result keeps the United States (4-1-3) atop the qualifying standings pending the outcome of Tuesday’s late game between Mexico and Canada in the snow of Edmonton. Jamaica ends the 2021 portion of the 1-3-4 tournament, six points off the third and final qualifying position held by Canada at the start of the day.

The match took place on the 24th anniversary of Jamaica’s only World Cup qualification, which ended in a goalless draw against Mexico. The Reagge Boyz’s tie on Tuesday was their fifth in seven World Cup qualifiers with the United States in Kingston.

Weah put the United States ahead in the 11th minute, beating Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake with a shot from a difficult angle at the edge of the six-yard penalty area.

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The streak started with Weah, who had switched sides with Brenden Aaronson moments earlier, handing the ball over to Ricardo Pepi and receiving a quick return pass just as he entered the penalty area. He then dodged Lowe, beat Cordova-Reid’s Bobby and conceded a curved left-footed shot at the far post.

The United States nearly doubled the lead five minutes later, but a powerful shot from Pepi was blocked in the middle of the box and Blake made an exceptional save on an Aaronson try on the rebound. Jamaica tied the game in the 22nd minute with a 35-yard shot from Antonio that cleared the outstretched hands of American goalkeeper Zack Steffen before diving under the crossbar and into the upper right corner.

It was Jamaican’s only shot in the first half, but it allowed the Reggae Boyz, who had been completely outmaneuvered by then, to return in a game from which they seemed in danger of falling.

Jamaica took control after the intermission – and almost took the lead in the 56th minute, when the ball fell at the feet of De Cordova-Reid inside the penalty area. But his left-footed shot from close range went well over the goal.

With an average age of three weeks and under 23, the training Gregg Berhalter started on Tuesday was the second youngest in a qualifying game in United States history, behind the one he used in last month’s victory over Costa Rica.

Kevin Baxter writes on football and other subjects for the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked for 24 years. He has covered five World Cups, three Olympics, six World Series and one Super Bowl and has contributed to three Pulitzer Prize-winning series at The Times and The Miami Herald. An essay he wrote in fifth grade was voted best in class. He has a cool dog.

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CM – USMNT content with 1-1 draw against Jamaica in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers – Cameroon Magazine