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Mexico finally gets a win, edging Reggae Boyz
June 5th, 2013 2:12AM

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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Concacaf] The USA will face a desperate Jamaica in Kingston on Friday. The Reggae Boyz remain winless after four games and in last place of the Hexagonal after a 1-0 home loss to Mexico on Tuesday. For its part, El Tri finally got into the win column after starting the Hexagonal with three ties.

Portland Timbers keeper Donovan Ricketts twice denied Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez but Aldo de Nigris’ header off a cross from Carlos Salcido in the 48th minute was all Mexico needed for its first win of the year. (Mexico also tied all three of its friendlies in 2013).

Jamaica, which tied Mexico, 0-0, at Azteca Stadium in February, had fewer chances than the Mexicans but were denied an equalizer by big saves from keeper Jesus Corona on Ryan Johnson and Marvin Elliott.

"We are happy with the result," said Mexico coach Chepo de la Torre told AP. "It has kick-started our campaign. We knew Jamaica is a fast, counterattacking team, so we started cautiously. But we are happy with the three points."

Jamaica, which made its only World Cup appearance in 1998, is the only winless team in the final round of qualifying.

Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
6 Mexico 1-3-0 3-2
5 Panama 1-2-0 5-3
4 Costa Rica 1-1-1 5-4
4 USA 1-1-1 2-2
4 Honduras 1-1-1 4-5
2 Jamaica 0-2-2 1-4

Friday, June 7
Jamaica vs. USA
Panama vs. Mexico
Costa Rica vs. Honduras

Tuesday, June 11
Mexico vs. Costa Rica
Honduras vs. Jamaica
USA vs. Honduras

Tuesday, June 18
USA vs. Honduras
Costa Rica vs. Panama



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