Gold Cup: USA will face Jamaica without captain Walker Zimmerman in quarterfinals

The USA will face Jamaica in Sunday's Gold Cup quarterfinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It will be the fourth straight Gold Cup the USA has faced the Reggae Boyz in the knockout stage. They are the only Concacaf team other than Mexico to beat the USA in the knockout stage and only Concacaf team to beat the USA in the quarterfinals or semifinals.

The 2-1 loss to Jamaica in the 2015 semifinals ended a string of five straight tournaments the USA reached the championship game.

Since then, the USA beat Jamaica, 2-1, in the 2017 final thanks to a late Jordan Morris goal and, 3-1, in the 2019 semifinals on two goals by Christian Pulisic and one by Weston McKennie.

Jamaica finished second in Group C after losing to Costa Rica, 1-0, on Tuesday night. The Ticos were the only team besides the USA to finish group play with three wins. For the USA, it marked the 11th time in 16 tournaments it was perfect in the first phase.

The USA will be without captain Walker Zimmerman for the rest of the tournament. The Nashville SC defender exited the USA-Canada game in the first half with what was diagnosed as a hamstring strain.

U.S. national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has called New England Revolution defender Henry Kessler and San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell into the team camp, where it has been training in Frisco, Texas. Both Kessler (23) and Cowell (17) are uncapped.
 
The Gold Cup regulations were amended to allow teams can replace injured players up to 24 hours prior to the quarterfinals. As of Tuesday evening, no official requests for roster changes have been submitted to Concacaf.

Tuesday, July 20
Group C: SurinameGuadeloupe 1. (Goals: Vlijter 14, Hasselbaink 79; Phaeton 20.)
Costa Rica 1 Jamaica 0. (Goal: Ruiz 53.)
Group D: Qatar 2 Honduras 0. (Goals: Ahmed 25, Hatem 90+4.)
Panama 3 Grenada 1. (Goals: Quintero 7, Rodríguez 27, 64; Frank 76.)
1 comment about "Gold Cup: USA will face Jamaica without captain Walker Zimmerman in quarterfinals".
  1. Santiago 1314, July 21, 2021 at 9:12 p.m.

    2 IN... 1 OUT.... My Math Ain't Great,  but, something Not Adding UP.!!!

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