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Reggae Boyz beat disappointing USA
September 7th, 2012 7:59PM

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[JAMAICA-USA] Luke Shelton added to his Jamaican scoring record with a goal on a free kick from 25 yards to give Jamaica a 2-1 win over the USA in their World Cup 2014 qualifier Friday night in Kingston. The win snapped Jamaica's 18-game winless streak against the USA.

Rodolph Austin
had also scored on a free kick that deflected off Kyle Beckerman in the 24th minute to tie the game at halftime.

Clint Dempsey
had needed only 38 seconds to put the USA ahead when he scored on a rebound into an empty net.

After receiving a pass from Maurice Edu, Herculez Gomez evaded Adrian Mariappa at the corner of the goal area. Gomez's first shot was deflected back to him by goalkeeper Dwayne Miller. Defender Nyron Nosworthy deflected Gomez's second effort to Dempsey, who blasted into the net from seven yards for the fastest goal ever for the USA in World Cup qualifying.

Austin's goal was set up by a Beckerman foul on the Leeds United midfielder 25 yards out. On Shelton's goal, Austin the best player in the field, was fouled by Jermaine Jones.

After a long period of domination by the Reggae Boyz, the USA settled down and controlled the last periods. After a long buildup, Michael Parkhurst fed Dempsey, whose shot was saved by goalie Dwayne Miller.

But the Reggae Boyz dominated the first 20 minutes of the second half to take the deserved lead.

Such was the lack of weapons Jurgen Klinsmann had that he kept Dempsey, who has not played this season, in the game for the while match.

-- The USA suffered another blow when right back Steve Cherundolo was a scratch. Parkhurst is playing in his place.

Sept. 7 in Kingston
Jamaica 2 USA 1. Goals: Austin 24, Shelton 62; Dempsey 1.
Jamaica -- Miller; Mariappa, Nosworthy, Taylor; Palmer, Morrison, Austin, Bryan (Mattocks 63); Watson; Shelton (Senior 83), R.Johnson (Cummings 91+).
USA -- Howard; Parkhurst, Goodson, Cameron, F.Johnson; Jones, Beckerman (Williams 58), Edu (Shea 71), Dempsey; Altidore (Boyd 71), Gomez.
Yellow Cards: Jamaica -- Watson 75; USA -- Jones 78.



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