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Mexico en-route to quarterfinals despite poor performance against Jamaica

15 Julio 2017
Mexico en-route to quarterfinals despite poor performance against Jamaica

Both teams earned wins in their first matches and could have clinched a spot in the next round with a win in this one, but they now settle for four points each through two rounds of group play.

JAMAICA will tonight make changes to the team that won its opening Gold Cup game against Curacao on Sunday, hoping to counter regional kingpins Mexico in the feature Group C game at the Sport Authority in Denver, starting eight o'clock, Jamaica time.

Mexico started out the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a dominant 3-1 victory against El Salvador at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. "El Tri" and Jamaica did not draw blood throughout 90 minutes, despite the stats indicating a lopsided game in favor of the Mexican team.

"We know it's a tough game and all the games we play in the first round are going to be tough but we are preparing and the guys are ready". In contrast to Sepulveda, one of the more impressive players was Chivas' Rodolfo Pizarro, who was playing as a striker towards the end of the game and was creating countless opportunities in the attack. El Tri dominated the game with 66-percent possession and 17 shots in the encounter.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. The first half of that game was very quiet but Jamaica got its two goals in the second half by USL player, Romario Williams and MLS player Darren Mattocks.

While Mexico itself earned a point from the result and maintained its lead atop Group C, "difficult" and "frustrating" were the words used most often by the Mexican coach and players following Thursday night's 0-0 score line. The match should be a hard-fought clash and have plenty of goals in it. Midfielder Jesus Gallardo assisted the Houston Dynamo star with a solid cross, just for Torres to hit the post on a header that had Jamaican keeper Andre Blake beat at the 23-minute mark.