Cellar-dwellers square off

[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Cellar-dwellers Jamaica and Mexico both come into Tuesday's World Cup 2014 qualifier in Kingston -- moved up from June 18 to allow the Tri to head to Brazil for the Confederations Cup -- needing a win. The Reggae Boyz have two points -- and one goal -- in three games, while Mexico has tied all three qualifiers -- and all six matches it has played in 2013.

Tuesday's game -- which comes three days before the USA faces Jamaica at the National Stadium -- is a rematch of the Hexagonal opener in which Jamaica stunned Mexico with a 0-0 tie at Azteca Stadium -- a match Jamaica could have won with a little luck.

"I think most of the team will be disappointed that we haven't scored more goals," English-based winger Gareth McCleary told the Gleaner. "We have created a few chances, and I think if you ask anyone we are a bit disappointed. We got to take each game as it comes and, hopefully, we can start by getting a few goals against Mexico at home."

Mexico followed up its 0-0 tie against the Reggae Boyz with a 2-2 tie at Honduras -- a match it led 2-0 in the second half -- and another scoreless draw at home, this time against the USA.

Hexagonal Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
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
3 Mexico 0-3-0 2-2
2 Jamaica 0-2-1 1-3

Hexagonal Schedule:
Tuesday, June 4
Jamaica vs. Mexico

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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