United States vs. Jamaica II: Winners and Losers

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United States vs. Jamaica II: Winners and Losers
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The United States picked up a much-needed three points against Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio.

The 1-0 victory moved the U.S. back to the top of the group in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

The first half was dominated by the United States. Jamaica was content in dropping back and playing for the draw from the opening whistle, and that gave the Americans plenty of opportunity to shoot on goal. For the first 45, Dwayne Miller was up to the task and assisted by the woodwork.

Herculez Gomez scored off a free kick in the 55th minute. The deciding free-kick goal returned the favor after Jamaica scored two in Kingston. All three goals in the two matches came from free kicks.

With just a couple more games left in this stage of qualifying, this was a crucial match for the U.S. after dropping the previous game. Without question, Klinsmann's most important game yet and they pulled it out.

Here are the winners and losers from the Sept. 11, meeting between the U.S. and Jamaica.

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