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Jamaica, El Salvador advance to quarterfinals after 1-1 draw – CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jamaica, El Salvador advance to quarter-finals after 1-1 draw – CONCACAF Gold Cup

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.

Jamaica almost scored in the first minute, but it’s El Salvador who took the halftime lead with Nelson Bonilla’s goal. El Salvador has also qualified for the knockout stage.

Darren Mattocks scored a penalty to equalize for Jamaica. Mattocks is now Jamaica’s top scorer in CONCACAF Gold Cup History with 4 goals. This 14th goal for Jamaica makes him Jamaica’ 9th top scorer for his country.

Watch Darren Mattocks makes CONCACAF Gold Cup History

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.” “We need a reality check because that wasn’t good enough. It was complacency.”

Jamaica will have to wait until after the Mexico vs Curacao game tonight to see who they will face in the quarterfinal. If Mexico beats Curacao then Jamaica will face Canada in the quarter-final.

Regardless of the result in the Mexico vs Curacao game, Jamaica’s quarterfinal game will be played on Thursday, July 20th at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.