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Darren Mattocks becomes Jamaica’s top scorer in CONCACAF Gold Cup History

Darren Mattocks becomes Jamaica's top scorer in CONCACAF Gold Cup History

Darren Dimitri Mattocks has made history after scoring in Sunday’s football match against El Salvador to become Jamaica’s top scorer in CONCACAF Gold Cup history with four goals.

Mattocks, a Portmore native, has now scored 14 goals in total for Jamaica, which makes him Jamaica’ 9th top scorer for his country. He scored to help Jamaica to a 2-0 win vs. Curacao last Sunday.

The Reggae Boyz have advanced to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup after a 1-1 draw with El Salvador on Sunday which put them on top of group C (for now) with 5 points.

Darren Mattocks shared some strong words speaking to media after the match: “If we play like this, we’re not going to get past the 1/4 finals. It wasn’t good enough.” The Forward added. “We need a reality check because that wasn’t good enough. It was complacency.”

Mattocks was selected to Jamaica’s Copa America and CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters in 2015, recording goals in a 2-1 win over the United States in the semifinal and against Mexico in the Gold Cup final. Mattocks is a speedy forward who has spent his entire professional career with Vancouver prior to joining the Timbers in Major League Soccer.