Mexico and Jamaica play out boring, goalless draw at Gold Cup

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 14, 2017

Mexico and Jamaica meet in a 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final rematch, with the two sides squaring off in Group C play in the 2017 edition in Denver.

Both won their openers, over El Salvador and Curacao, respectively, and the victor will control its destiny in the group heading into Sunday's finales. Two of the three goal scorers for Mexico in that game were Chivas' players in Edgardo Marin and Orbelin Pineda. Mexico's next game in the Gold Cup comes Sunday against Curacao in San Antonio, Texas.

Goals were hard to come by on the night.

The defense did look sloppy at times allowing four shots on goal from El Salvador but the goalkeeper, Jose de Jesus Corona also did an excellent job in between the sticks. Blake, who plays for the Philadelphia Union, was one of seven Jamaica starters who play for MLS clubs. Striker Erick Torres of the Houston Dynamo, the only Mexican starter who doesn't play for a Mexican club, hit the post in the 23rd minute for Mexico's best chance of the game. Get the app and get the game. Mayen scored in the 21st minute, Zelaya about three minutes later. The Islanders displayed risky counter-attacks throughout the game with extremely rapid players down the wings.

Jamaica were content to pack the box and Mexico simply couldn't find a way through. The match should be a hard-fought clash and have plenty of goals in it.

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