Jamaica 1-1 USA summary: score, goals, highlights, World Cup 2020 Qatar qualifier
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Pulisic looked the part
The Americans will feel encouraged by the fact that their star seemed fully recovered tonight!
It's been gritty!
If you're just joining us, it could be argued that you missed a small war. While the game was not full of highlight moments, it was in fact a display of grit and discipline as both teams played a very physical match in the humidity of the Kingston night.
The USA will of course all but assure themselves qualification with this result while Jamaica have improved their chances with the point, but they will know there is work to be done. In the end the the match ended 1-1 courtesy of a tidy Timothy Weah goal in the 11th minute followed by a fantastic strike from Jamaica's Michail Antonio who saw his rocket from distance fly past Steffen in the American goal.
We of course want to welcome you once again here on AS USA tonight having just taken you through the play by play action in this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier. Be sure to take a look through our text coverage to find out just how the game went!
And it's all over! The USA and Jamaica have played out a 1-1 draw here in Kingston!
There appears to be a heavy foul on Arriola but his aggressor was pushed into him. Jamaica rebuild.
Jamaica are ending the game on the strong foot, but one can tell they are being cautious in front of a very real American threat.
There will be 3 minutes of stoppage time!
In the end it comes to nothing and the Americans can breathe easy once again.
As we close in on the end of the game, Jamaica have been awarded a dangerous free kick on the edge of the area!
Jamaica's talisman Leon Bailey has been substituted by Theodore Whitmore.
There have been several reviews of the disputed goal. One for the papers tomorrow for sure!
There seems to be a pep in the step of the Jamaicans now but they will want to be cautious as the Americans are still very much focused on claiming 3 points!
The ball is cleared and Jamaica are off and running!
Now a corner to the Americans!
The crowd erupts as the ball is headed into the goal but there is a foul on the play. The Americans restart quickly with a goal kick to Pulisic who is waiting at the half line but he is immediately fouled! A free kick to the USA.
Flemmings to take!
A heavy clash between two opposing players as they jumped to head the ball but in the end all seems well. Jamaica with the corner!
With 10 minutes left the moderate crowd here in Kingston is acting like they don't know they are. Vuvuzelas in full blow and chants a plenty, the Reggae Boyz are certainly well supported.
Pulisic again cuts a frustrated figure as he is unable to get on the end of a throughball. Jamaica to restart with a goal kick.
Again a foul on Pulisic who has yet to make any real in roads in the flow of play so far.
What appeared to be a dangerous opportunity for Jamaica has been called back for offside after Antonio just found himself on the wrong side of the line.
The Americans will replace Pepi with Ferreira and Aaronson with Ariola
Jamaica to restart with a goal kick once again.
A good shout for a foul infront of the American area but the referee is not having it and the Americans build from the back.
The ball is run out of play and the Jamaicans will restart with a goal kick!
Inventive play down the right side as the Americans carve out an opportunity. In the end the cut back is cleared to safety for a corner.
The USA have a throw in deep in Jamaican territory.
A decent effort from Jamaica after very good buildup play but in the end the shot from distance is smothered by Steffen in the American goal.
We are now left with less than 20 minutes plus stoppage time in what has been a rather intense affair between these two CONCACAF teams. Jamaica for their part have made life very difficult for the Americans.
Jamaica almost carve out a decent opportunity as Morrison is off to the races one on one but in the end the American keeper makes it to the ball first and is able to clear.
The Jamaicans clear, forcing the Americans back to their own goal. The USA will restart with a throw from the right side.
Pulisic to take his own free kick as he looks into the Jamaican area.
Pulisic is promptly fouled in his first moment on the ball.
The Americans regain possession and they play around the back. They now try to work the ball along the right side.
Play will be restarted with a Jamaican throw.
Jamaica will make changes of their own with Walker in for Morrison and Grant in for Watson!
The Jamaicans are definitely giving it their all now. They press the American goal keeper into a rushed clearance.
The Americans will make a double change with Christian Pulisic coming in for Timothy Weah and Acosta in for Musah!
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Robinson sees his deep cross go begging. More precision was needed from the American on the play.
Injury scare over, Lowe is moving again and able to continue.
There is a Jamaican player on the ground and play has been halted. It appears to be Damion Lowe who is clutching his knee. A substitute is being prepared while he makes his way off the field in clear discomfort.
There will be yet another corner as the Americans clear it to safety.
Jamaica with a corner.
With the goal at his mercy the #10 for Jamaica, Bobby de Cordova-Reid somehow manages to fire the ball over the bar from point blank range. It was a decent play from Jamaica who saw a cross headed back across the bar to their playmaker.
A curving shot from Busio at the left corner of the box but in the end his effort just goes over the bar.
The Americans try a clever play down the left side but in the end Robinson runs out of room and Jamaica will restart with a goal kick.
Jamaica clear for a throw and again the Americans regroup. These opening exchanges in the second half have seen little in the way of constructive play, as the midfield battle continues between the two sides.
A heavy challenge is made on Leon Bailey. The winger is slow to his feet but the free kick is taken quickly. It amounts to nothing.
The Americans yet again seem to be the more composed of the two teams as they play the ball around the back of their defense.
And away we go! If you're just joining us welcome to our live text coverage here on AS USA as we take you through this FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier from the CONCACAF between the USA and Jamaica. The score is currently tied at 1-1!
The players are making their way back onto the field as we get ready for the second half!
Jamaica with the work to do
While the Americans are basically assured of qualification at this point, it's the 'Reggae Boyz' who have their work cut out for them as they attempt to salvage the qualification campaign. With efforts like Antonio's they shouldn't have a problem doing that if they can continue in the same vein!
With less than a minute of stoppage time played, we have come to the end of the first half. If you're just joining us, welcome to this FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifier from the CONCACAF between the USA and Jamaica. The score stands at 1-1 courtest of two very lovely goals from both sides.
Jamaica are closing the half strongly but are finally dispossessed. The Americans break but there is a forceful clash between Aaronson and Lawrence of Jamaica. The latter remains on the ground as he receives a bit of the old 'magic spray.'
As we close in on the end of the first half it has been relatively equal here in this CONCACAF qualifier between the USA and Jamaica. While the Americans have dominated possession they have by no means dominated the run of play. Jamaica has most definitely given as good as they have gotten. We stand here at 1-1.
A lunging challenge from Gianluca Busio of Jamaica and he earns himself a card.
There are appeals for 'handball' but the referee is having none of it, much to the dismay of the Jamaican players.
Jamaica seem to be growing in confidence and star Leon Bailey is finally getting into the game. The German based winger will want to make his mark here and now.
The corner amounts to nothing and in fact there is a foul in the box. Jamaica will restart with a free kick from their own area.
A dangerous ball is played down the right side and the Americans manage a cross but it is cleared to safety by the Jamaican defense. A corner to follow.
A heavy foul on Robinson from the USA and the Americans will restart with a free kick.
Jamaica have a throw from the right side but are quickly dispossessed. The Americans restart and try to build down the right side but there is no joy to be found.
Jamaica win possession but the Americans immediately retake, however, they are forced to play all the way to their goalkeeper.
The midfield battle continues as both teams seem to be nullifying each other in the middle of the park so far. The Americans again try to regain control of the rhythm by playing around the back of their defense.
Jamaica will feel satisfied with themselves so far as they have made life difficult for the Americans. While they definitely have the right idea, they will want to add a bit of precision to their final product. Should they do that, life will become very problematic for the Americans.
The Americans attempt to regain a sense of rhythm as they try to work the ball around the field. Jamaica, however, has become more compact making it harder for the USA to break them down.
The game has taken on a tempo now as Jamaica find their feet. They do, however, seem to be a bit disorganized although intense in their approach!
If you're just joining us we welcome you to our coverage here on AS USA as we take you through the action of this qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar between the USA and Jamaica. At the moment the score is tied 1-1!
Out of nothing Jamaica have equalized with a fantastic goal from Michail Antonio from at least 30 yards out. The winger cut in from the left side and let fly leaving the American keeper no chance! What a strike!
In the end the free kick is harmless and Blake will restart.
A needless foul on Aaronson and the USA have a freekick from the left side of the field with a good angle into the box.
Andre Blake collects in the Jamaica goal and restarts play.
Jamaica are trying to get a handle on the game by playing out of the back slowly but they are again dispossessed in midfield and the Americans start again.
The Americans regroup but in the end the pass down the left side is too long and Jamaica will restart with a throw.
The Americans almost make it 2 after a delightful flick into space from Pulisic but in the end the resulting shot is blocked by Jamaica's goalkeeper!
The Jamaicans have managed to calm themselves but for the moment show no signs of a creative attacking approach.
Jamaica have a free kick from outside the area but the ball is unfortunately played to deep. The USA will restart with a goal kick.
And just like that the Americans have scored. A well worked move down the right and it's Timothy Weah who slots the ball past the Jamaican keeper from a tight angle. While he was helped by the far post the shot was definitely well placed. The USA leads 1-0!
For the moment there has been no real threat in either direction but the Americans appear to be the more settled of the two teams, as they play around their defense.
The Americans play a searching ball to the left wing but it's too deep and Jamaica will restart with goal kick.
A heavy challenge by Jamaica's Watson in midfield resulting in the first card of the game!
Jamaica will get us underway again with a goal kick!
While there it isn't a full house one can't certainly here the players on the field who are talking constantly.
The teams have got off to a tense start here to the sound of vuvuzelas!
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The Americans are coming
On the verge of qualification, the USA will feel that it's a formality now, however, Jamaica has often proved a tough opponent to break down.
CONCACAF qualifiers are coming to a close!
It's the USA vs Jamaica live from Kingston and we are set for a clash. While the USA are the obvious favorites these are two teams that have a history between them! Expect fireworks in the Caribbean as we take you through the action play by play here on AS English in this CONCACAF qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar!