Team USA will play in their 11th CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica, playing in their second, but first since 1998, and the match will be available to watch live online Wednesday as fans log in to see if the USA men’s soccer team can qualify for its 10th Gold Cup Final appearance out of the 13 tournaments played since the inaugural Gold Cup in 1991.
The defending champion, USA has won the tournament five times, second only to Mexico’s six championships. The 2000 Gold Cup, when Canada won a surprise championship, still stands as the only year that either USA or Mexico failed to take home the Cup. That was also the only year in which Team USA did not even qualify for the semifinals.
To find out how to watch the Team USA vs Jamaica CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match live online, use the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 22, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, 3 p.m. Pacific.
Team USA comes into the semifinal off a quarterfinal in which they erased most of the doubts from the inconsistent play they displayed during the group stage, in which they won two games and drew a third to win their group. Behind a hat-trick for Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey, the USA men overwhelmed Cuba, winning 6-0.
Jamaica, on the other hand, struggled to preserve a 1-0 lead, from a ninth-minute goal by Giles Barnes, to squeak past Haiti and earn the right to face Team USA on Wednesday.
The Reggae Boyz will come into the game struggling to match the USA energy, with 17 of the team’s 23-man squad coming into the Gold Cup directly from the Copa America tournament.
But even a fresh Jamaica team would likely have serious trouble overcoming the challenge posed by the overwhelming favorite USA — despite the team’s increasing confidence.
“They’ll be a tough test on Wednesday,” said Jamaica’s Barnes, asked about his team’s prospects against Team USA. “But we’re confident that we’re more than capable of coming away with a result.”
Can the USA Men’s National Soccer Team advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the 10th time out of 13 chances? Or will Jamaica pull off what would have to be considered the most stunning upset in the history of the regional championship tournament? To find out, watch the USA vs. Jamaica CONCACAF Gold Cup final quarterfinal match live online from Atlanta by visiting Fox Sports Go at this link, or by paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link.
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