U.S. Soccer: What They Must Do to Defeat Jamaica in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals

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U.S. Soccer: What They Must Do to Defeat Jamaica in the Gold Cup Quarterfinals
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After a disappointing group stage, where they picked up their first loss ever in the group stage in the history of the Gold Cup, the United States national team will take to the pitch on Sunday, June 19th to face a strong Jamaican side.

During their own group stage of the Gold Cup, Jamaica played their best football since they qualified for the 1998 World Cup. Jamaica currently are the only team in the Gold Cup to not concede a goal and also pick up all nine points in their three group stage matches.

Now Jamaica will travel to RFK Stadium in Washington DC to take on the United States in their first match there since a World Cup qualifier in 1997. Jamaica drew 1-1 in that match with the US to take a massive step towards qualifying for the 1998 World Cup.

However, in order to try to qualify for the 2013 Confederations Cup, the United States must win this match and their next two matches, which will also, in all likelihood, include a match against a Mexican side that was dominant in the group stage.

Here is what the United States must do to beat Jamaica in this Gold Cup quarterfinal.

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