The men’s U.S. National Soccer team rebounded from a disappointing loss last week to Jamaica by beating the same Jamaican team on Tuesday night. The win gave the U.S. a tie for the lead in its groups that includes Jamaica, Guatemala and Antigua and Barbuda.
Herculez Gomez scored for the U.S. in the 55th minute and that was the only score needed in the 1-0 win. Gomez’s goal came from a curling free kick, in front of thousands of fans in Columbus, Ohio.
The U.S. team completely dominated the first half. The Americans held possession of the ball for over 80% of the half and hit the goal post and crossbar three times. However, Jamaica goalkeeper Dwayne Miller was able to make several incredible saves to keep the first half scoreless.
The U.S. scored the winning goal after midfielder Clint Dempsey was knocked over by a foul from Rodolph Austin. The free kick from Gomez of 28 yards curled over the defensive wall and into the left side of the goal just out of the reach of the diving Miller. This move was watched by many who follow online sportsbook.
Gomez said it was very important that the team regroup quickly after last week’s 2-1 loss in Jamaica. The players admitted they did not play well in Kingston and knew they had to step up and give it their all, said a smiling Gomez.
The U.S. is now tied in Group A with both Guatemala and Jamaica at seven points. The U.S. and Guatemala lead Jamaica however on goal difference. In the other group game played on Tuesday night, Guatemala defeated Antigua and Barbuda 1-0 in Antigua.