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Mexico vs. Jamaica: Gold Cup Group C time, TV channel, and how to watch online

Oniel Fisher and Jamaica take on Mexico in a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup Final

Soccer: 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup-Curacao at Jamaica
Darren Mattocks can occasionally do amazing things.
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Welcome to Sounder at Heart’s daily Gold Cup coverage. Again this year during the tournament we will have daily posts with information and commentary about the games. Today is Group C, Matchday 2.

El Salvador vs. Curacao:

With Mexico v Jamaica being the main draw of this Gold Cup doubleheader, El Salvador and Curacao will be in the unenviable position of playing first and starting the game in what will surely be a practically empty NFL stadium.

Both of these teams lost their openers and will be big underdogs in their final group match. So a draw does neither team any good in their quest to advance from the group stages as one of the two best third place teams. Three points from the win at least puts them in the discussion.

El Salvador played Mexico somewhat tough early in their opener before losing 3-1. El Salvador are still rebuilding from a match fixing scandal in 2013 that effected practically the entire soccer federation. A win here would continue the healing process but a loss to lightly regarded Curacao might set them back another two years in the recovery process at least from their supporters point of view.

Curacao are entering the game after losing their opener 2-0 to Jamaica. The team formerly known as Netherlands Antilles are still riding a historic high from their Caribbean Cup championship on June 25th of this year. And while a small island nation they punch well above their weight by taking advantage of the close ties that still exist with the Netherlands and fielding a number of dual nationals.

Mexico vs. Jamaica:

The winner of Group C earns a quarterfinal game against one of the third place teams that advance, that means that while both of these teams are in great shape to advance the winner of today’s match will face a much easier path to the final.

This is a rematch of the 2015 Gold Cup final that Mexico won 3-1. Back in 2015 Jamaica was on a high note having barely missed he 2014 World Cup qualification. Things are different now as Jamaica was knocked out of 2018 World Cup qualification in the 4th round (the round before the Hex) finishing fourth in their group that included Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti with only four points from six matches played.

Mexico was much more open in their game against El Salvador than expected. If they play the same way against Jamaica, look for Jamaica’s speedsters to punish them in transition. If Mexico does play that open game, then this could easily be the best game of the Gold Cup group stages because Mexico has enough talent to play an open game and win 5-4 even when Darren Mattocks for Jamaica scores two more wonder goals.

From a Sounders Point of View:

Oniel Fisher played all 90 minutes for Jamaica against Curacao as the attacking right wing in the band of three in their 4-2-3-1 lineup. Look for him to again start against Mexico.

While Fisher is busy dealing with Mexico Cristian Roldan, Jordan Morris and Jordy Delem are in transit to Philadelphia as they prepare to play Nicaragua (USA) and Panama (Martinique) on Saturday. All three Seattle Sounders went 90 minutes last night and Morris was named CONCACAF Man of the Match after his two goal performance in the 3-2 win.

National TV Listings:

El Salvador v Curacao

Date/Time: Thursday, 5:00 PM

Location: Sports Authority Field - Denver, Colorado

TV: FS1 & UniMas & Univision Deportes

Streaming: Fox Sports Go & Univision Deportes

Mexico v Jamaica

Date/Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM

Location: Sports Authority Field - Denver, Colorado

TV: FS1 & Univision & Univision Deportes

Streaming: Fox Sports Go & Univision Deportes

This is your Sounder at Heart Gold Cup Group C gamethread. Watch with us.

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