By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 4, 2018: Much to the dismay of Jamaican soccer fans, the Reggae Boyz Gold Cup 2019 run came to an end early this morning, July 4th, as the team lost to the U.S. 1-3 in their semi-final clash.
Shamar Nicholson scored the lone goal for Jamaica. The loss by the Jamaican side that had beaten the US team in a friendly before the competition, sets up a showdown between El Tri Mexico and the US men’s soccer team this Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.
“I think we lost the game in the center of the park tonight,” Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said after the match.
The win for the US over Jamaica came after an 88-minute weather delay in the middle of the first half before 28,473 rain-soaked fans at Nissan Stadium. Christian Pulisic earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors with a pair of second half goals, piggybacking on Weston McKennie’s opener to advance the USA to a tournament-record 11th Concacaf Gold Cup Final.
Kickoff from Soldier Field in Chicago for the first USA-Mexico Gold Cup final since 2011 is set for 9 p.m. ET. Sunday night. The sold-out match will be broadcast on FS1, Univision, UDN and Futbol de Primera Radio Network.