The USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match will take place this Friday, October 11, 2013 (3:30 PM Pacific) at Sporting Park in Kansas City. The USMNT will host Jamaica in an attempt to earn a victory and move a step closer to finishing in 1st place of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings. The Reggae Boyz are not officially eliminated from qualification, however, they are required to earn an astonishing victory in the USA to remain with any hopes of life.
The United States team is on top of the standings in the qualifiers with 16 points; and they do not want to let go. With two games left (against Jamaica and Panama), the team coached by Jurgen Klinsmann will attempt to earn the last 6 of 6 points in order to finish with more points than Costa Rica who currently has one less with 15.
The USMNT secured their pass to Brazil 2014 September 10, 2013 when they defeated heated rivals, Mexico, 2-0 at the Columbus Crew Stadium. With that win, the USA showed that they are in great form, which they will once again try to utilize against Jamaica. Although qualification is secured, it is believed Klinsmann will use his best starting lineup against Jamaica as he wants his team to finish the qualifiers in the strongest possible way.
While the USMNT is in 1st place, Jamaica is on the opposite spectrum by sitting in last place of the standings with only 4 points. The team coached by Winfried Schafer is almost eliminated from any contention. Their scenario is completely negative as they must win their last two games against the USA and Honduras. With two final wins, they would finish with 10 points, but in order to secure the 4th ‘wild-card’ place, they must hope that the Mexico vs Panama game finishes in a tie, and also that both Mexico and Panama lose their final match.
USA vs Jamaica Prediction
The USA vs Jamaica match will a good match between two teams that do not have much left to do in the qualifiers. While the United States is already qualified to the World Cup, they will attempt to earn the 3 points in order to win the group above their nearest rival, Costa Rica. Jamaica on the other hand must win their remaining two games to have any hope of earning the 4th place in the group; a very, very far shot.
The game at Sporting Park will be a good one, as these two nations usually play tough, fun matches against each other. However, Klinsmann’s team is in much better form, therefore the home sude will have no trouble winning the 3 points. The USA vs Jamaica match will end in a 3-1 win for the stars and stripes.
USA vs Jamaica TV Schedule
The USA vs Jamaica World Cup qualifier will be televised this Friday, October 11, 2013 on ESPN and Unimas at 3:30 PM Pacific.
USA vs Jamaica Highlights
The USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying match was a soft battle between two teams that had little left to play for in the Hexagonal. While the USMNT had already secured a seed for Brazil 2014, Jamaica was only hoping for a miracle in order to remain alive. In an uneventful match, the USA earned a 2-0 win at the Sporting Park to seal a perfect home-stand qualifier. With the win, the USA has secured the first place in the Hexagonal, while Jamaica is officially eliminated.