The United States have picked up steam over the past five minutes, largely operating by getting the ball to Antonee Robinson on the left for a looped-in cross over Jamaica's defense to no avail. With Pulisic on the field, the U. should be able to return to a more direct approach to get more out of him, while Acosta should help slow Jamaica's progress in the center of the park. Jeff Rueter·Staff Writer, MLSNovember 16, 2021 at 6:11 PM ESTA massive let-offBobby Reid does the United States all kinds of favors.
In the U. S. game, Tim Weah opened the scoring between the sides in the 11th minute, finishing off a well-worked combination play to put the United States up 1-0. The U. looked to be in total control of the game until a Michail Antonio wonderstrike from 30 yards out evened the score and changed the complexion of the match. Jamaica suffered a few missed calls in the game, including a headed goal in the second half that was called back for a foul on Walker Zimmerman. Meanwhile in Alberta, two goals from Cyle Larin on either side of halftime set off wild celebrations among the crowd in a match that was played in temperatures in the teens Fahrenheit.
In total, it's five changes from the starting XI from the 1-1 draw with El Salvador for Jamaica. The Athletic Soccer staffNovember 16, 2021 at 4:35 PM ESTLive from Jamaica Paul Tenorio and I are all settled in here at Independence Park in Kingston. Both teams are currently out for warmups. The weather conditions are pretty playable. It's humid and sticky, but the sun isn't shining through the significant cloud cover, which is keeping the temperature down. One interesting element of this match that we haven't seen so far in qualifying: A limited-capacity crowd.
Only 5, 000 fans are permitted at The Office tonight. Music has been blaring for almost the entirety of warmups, but we were able to hear the players from both teams very clearly during a brief break in the playlist. I anticipate we'll be able to hear more of their chatter during the match. That shouldn't affect the actual game too much, but it should be a cool new wrinkle for those of us in the stadium and (hopefully) those watching the broadcast back home. Sam Stejskal·Staff Writer, MLSNovember 16, 2021 at 4:26 PM ESTSecond youngest USMNT starting XI in World Cup qualifying historyWith 19-year-old Gianluca Busio and 21-year-old Chris Richards in the starting XI today, the average age is just 22 years and 341 days.
Injuries have largely forced Weah off of the radar of those tracking this potential Golden Generation. However, it's criminal to leave him off the list of players who could be leading this USMNT for the next couple of cycles. Jeff Rueter·Staff Writer, MLSGOAL! 11' - USMNT takes a 1-0 lead on a brilliant effort from Tim Weah. Playing in front of his aunt and in the city where his mother is from. — Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) November 16, 2021 November 16, 2021 at 4:37 PM ESTMichail Antonio leads Jamaica starting XI After coming off the bench to score his first goal in a Jamaica shirt against El Salvador on Friday, West Ham forward Michail Antonio is set to make his third appearance and second start for the Reggae Boyz.
Jamaica works the ball into the six-yard box to an unmarked Reid, who sends his chance well over a wide-open net. Very, very lucky for the United States and Antonee Robinson, who left too much room for a dangerous cross into the area. Jeff Rueter·Staff Writer, MLSNovember 16, 2021 at 6:08 PM ESTSecond-half adjustmentNo subs for the USMNT, but according to Jenny Chiu on the Paramount+ broadcast, Gregg Berhalter asked his attackers and midfielders to hold a more withdrawn position compared to the first half.
The small crowd and sad vuvuzela ensemble are doing their best to build an atmosphere, but in a stadium this large, it's been closer to the vibe of an MLS preseason match. However, Tim Weah worked a one-two to great success with Ricardo Pepi to work into the box, then kissed his shot off the far post past Andre Blake.
It's making the United States very dangerous against a shaky Jamaican defense. Jeff Rueter·Staff Writer, MLSNovember 16, 2021 at 5:16 PM ESTThis is the Weah!! It doesn't happen often, so cherish these first-half United States goals when you get them! It's been a pretty casual affair through ten minutes.
Hector Herrera pulled one goal back late in the match and Mexico nearly had a second but for a goal line save by Canada's Milan Borjan. We'll have full postgame coverage from the U. game with Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal, and from Edmonton with Joshua Kloke. Til then, highlights and analysis from both games are below. (Photo: John Dorton/ISI Photos)November 16, 2021 at 11:33 PM ESTCanada pulls off thrilling winThis was CONCACAF at its wildest... and coldest. Cyle Larin scored the opener for Canada just before halftime after Mexico goalkeeper Memo Ochoa spilled a rebound, then added another with an unmarked header off a freekick in the second stanza.
USMNT vs. Jamaica, Canada vs. Mexico: Highlights, reactions and analysis after World Cup qualifiersJeff RueterNovember 17, 2021 at 9:42 AM ESTThe United States men's national team followed up its 2-0 win over Mexico with a 1-1 draw at Jamaica in Kingston and Canada came through with a thrilling 2-1 win over Mexico in a frigid Edmonton on Tuesday. The results put Canada on top of the CONCACAF Octagonal with 16 points, with the United States one point behind in second, and Mexico dropping to third on 14 points in a tie with Panama, which won 2-1 at home against El Salvador.
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