Gold Cup 2015: Jamaica Makes History, Beats USA To The Finals

On Wednesday night (July 22) Jamaica towered over the U.S.A. in a historic match where the Caribbean team came out on top. For the first time in 12 years, the United States have failed to make the Gold Cup final.

The first goal was made by Jamaican player Kerman Lawrence just minutes before his teammate Giles Barnes scored goal number two. The first 30 minutes saw #TeamUSA play vigorously as the collective put up a tough defense. But in the end, they still came up short.

There’s no denying America played hard. During the 56-minute mark, Michael Bradley and Tommy Thompson joined forces and eventually helped the team score their first and only goal (70 minutes in).

Jamaica will move on to the semi-final championship game this Sunday (Aug. 1). And because of their defeat, U.S.A. will have to play the winner of this year’s Gold Cup in a playoff to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup.