Jamaica qualified as semifinalist this Thursday of the Gold Cup. With a 2-1 win against Canada at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona with ‘50th minute goal. The goal, put Jamaica up 2-0 and gave him the necessary space to stand fierce against Les Rouges. Although, Canada controlled the majority of the ball possession but it’s attacking skills where careless. The only highlight of the second-half was the 62-minutes strike from Junior Hoilett, who almost netted past Andre Black to trim Jamaica’s lead in half.
Despite outshooting Jamaica, 9 shots for Canada and 4 for Jamaica on the first 45 minutes, Canada managed one shot on goal and started committing errors that resulted in transition opportunities for the green-yellow team. Canada was also in trouble because it had to play from behind after Shaun Francis capitalized Darren Mattocks cross at the top. Jamaica took the front six minutes into regulation.
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Canada had the opportunity to double Jamaica’s lead 10 minutes after they slipped the Canadian defense, but it’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan stood tall and made a save to keep the scoreboard as it was. After that Williams doubles the Rasta’s lead and proved to be nervy affair as Canada was attacking. The reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year was an important key for the success of Jamaica, and he will need to come up with another espectacular game so the team could reach the claimed final. Jamaica did an excellent job back then in 2015 as well. The team has a been a huge surprise and we can expect big things from now on. On Saturday, Jamaica will meet Mexico for a spot to the final.