The Reggae Boyz have advanced to their second straight semifinal of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and fourth time in history after defeating Canada 2-1 in their quarterfinal match on Thursday at the University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona.
Shaun Francis, assisted by Darren Mattocks, scored the first goal for Jamaica in the 6th minute, his third international football for Jamaica
Romario Williams, also assisted by Darren Mattocks, scored the second goal for Jamaica in the 50th minute to extend the lead 2 -0 in the second half of the match, his second goal in international football for Jamaica.
Then Canada’s David Junior Hoilett, who is born to Jamaican parents, scored in the 60′ to make the score 2-1 to Jamaica.
Andre Blake was named Man of the Match for his brilliant performance, saving Jamaica multiple times.
Andre Blake’s POST MATCH INTERVIEW
Jamaica will play the winner of the Mexico and Honduras game (under way) in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This game will be played on Sunday, July 23rd at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Previous times when Jamaica went to Gold Cup semi-final:
1993: Coached by Carl Brown
1998: Coached by Rene Simoes
2015: Coached by Winfried Schaefer
Now in 2017: Coach Theodore Whitmore