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United States vs Jamaica - Gamethread

It may be little more than a warm-up match for the States, but they still can't afford to lose to an inferior team now.

In the States, he's known as Brad. In Jamaica, they call him "the headless horseman".
In the States, he's known as Brad. In Jamaica, they call him "the headless horseman".
Streeter Lecka

Not satisfied with just pulling Eddie Johnson's groin, Jurgen Klinsmann will go for the Seattle Sounders-USMNT injury trifecta as Brad Evans takes the field against the Jamaican National Team. Jamaica probably has some hard feelings for Evans; it was he who dealt the finishing blow in stoppage time. In part thanks to that goal, the teams in this game are diametrically opposed: USA on top, Jamaica on bottom. Perhaps that is why Jamaica has left many of their regulars at home, including Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Rickets.

Johnson and Clint Dempsey aren't the only injured US nats: Omar Gonzalez, Fabian Johnson, and Michael Bradley will also sit this match out. While the result isn't important, Klinsmann will look for their replacements to step in and perform at a similarly high level. Now is not the time for another stunning 2-1 loss. It's important for the team to go into the World Cup with confidence. If there is any meaning to these remaining qualifying games, it's to gain understanding of the players and shake out who gets tickets to Brazil.

The action will be on ESPN, at the not-prime time of 3:30 PST. Any time is a better time than BeIn Sport time though, so they get a pass. Join us as we watch the surviving pieces of the USMNT play before a sold-out Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

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