Jamaica to face USA in Gold cup final


Jamaica has made it through to the final of the Gold Cup for the second time in the wake of knocking off Mexico in the 2017 semi-final on Sunday.

Mexico vanquished Jamaica in the 2015 final.

New York Red Bull's defender Kemar Lawrence scored the game's only goal in the 88th minute, taking advantage of Andre Blake's man of the match goalkeeping execution which spread over the whole full time.

Blake set forth a stellar show of goalkeeping in the game's first 45 minutes, confronting three shots on target and denying El Tri's attackers on every attack.

The pick of the game came in the 12th minute, when the Philadelphia Union keeper pulled off a shocking twofold-save to deny Jesus DueƱas and Erick Torres.

In the second half, Jesus Gallardo discharged a free kick through the Raggae Boyz' wall, a knuckling shot which Blake didn't see until late however figured out how to put two clench hands behind the ball and punched it away.

Two minutes under the steady gaze of full-time, Lawrence delivered the only goal from a free kick taken from 24 yards out.

Jamaica will go up against the U.S. national team in Wednesday's final, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Jamaica to face USA in Gold cup final Jamaica to face USA in Gold cup final Reviewed by Ogwuche uroko on July 24, 2017 Rating: 5

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