Sunday, June 19, 2011

USA Impress in Win vs Jamaica 2-0

Dempsey scored the go-ahead goal.

The United States finally found form in their quarterfinal match-up against Jamaica in front of a packed RFK stadium in Washington, DC. The Americans vaulted to victory behind goals from Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey, who each played exceptionally well on the day.

The Americans dominated the run of play for much of the game. The plan seemed to be to maintain possession and keep the ball away from the speedy Jamaicans; a plan that worked almost to perfection. The United States provided their most complete performance of 2011 as they possessed the ball, passed and attacked with more fluidity than we’ve seen in a long time.

“I thought we were able to start to do a good job of establishing control, passing the ball and keeping the ball moving,” Bob Bradley stated after the game. “Ultimately it took a while to get the goal and the second goal, but as far as establishing our game today I thought we did an excellent job.”

The first half held an impressive amount of chances for the Americans and apart from an early scare, Tim Howard’s goal was not threatened in any substantial matter. Second half goals from Jones and Dempsey were the difference.

Jermaine Jones blasted a shot from outside the box four minutes after halftime. The shot was world class however it looked as though Donovan Ricketts had it covered but not for a deflection off a Jamaican defender. With the ball going in, Jermaine Jones celebrated with the rest of the US team by offering a solute and a smile. This was the first goal for Jones since joining the American national team.

Jermaine Jones was impressive vs. Jamaica
Jones was also useful in drawing a foul that lead to a red card for Jamaican defender Taylor. Jones appeared to be in towards goal when brought down by Taylor. The Jamaican offered little objection as he walked off the field.

With the red card to the Reggae Boyz, the Americans were free to attack in greater numbers. That is what happened on the second goal. Juan Agudelo played the ball to a wide open Dempsey who rounded Donovan Ricketts for the easy tap in. From this point on, there was no looking back. The United States gave no chance for the Jamaicans to come back, rarely giving them the ball.

Clint Dempsey had this to say, “I was disappointed with my performance against Guadeloupe. I wasn’t able to finish some chances that I got and I wanted to make sure that I came out today and whatever I could to help the team win. I was able to get the goal that sealed it.”

Exceptional on the night was Alejandro Bedoya. He looks to be a younger version of Dempsey with his vision, passion for attack and audacity to take people on. Interesting that he never made the original 23 roster, but has started in some very serious matches.

Rob Kinnan Photography
Absent from the starting line-up was Landon Donovan, who left camp to visit his twin sisters wedding. Clint Dempsey was also released from camp before the game, however he earned the start. Reasons for Donovan’s absence were said to be that his flight arrived in D.C. early that morning as opposed to Dempsey’s flight which arrived some time earlier. 

“When you make decisions on a lineup, you size up all sorts of things. It’s been a busy stretch for Landon and we felt with an afternoon game…made sense to use him as a reserve today,” said Bob Bradley.

The United States will now take on Panama, who they lost to in group stage, in the semifinal match down in Houston, Texas.

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  1. Bedoya deserves another start! Jones was in but dived terribly. As often as he goes in hard, he should what it looks like to be truly brought down.

  2. It was nice to see the Salvadoran fans cheering for the US while waiting for their match.

  3. عزل اسطح
    خدمات عزل الاسطح من الخدمات التى فى حاجة الية فى المكان فاذا اراد ان تقوم باعمال العزل لاى اسطح فى المصانع – المنازل – الفلل ... وغيرها وتبحث عن افضل الخدمات التى تساعد فى الوصول الى افضل ما تتمنى ان ترى علية النتائج فعليك ان تتعاون مع شركة قمم التميز التى تحقق اعلى مستوى من العزل بالاعتماد على افضل المواد المخصصة فى القيام باعمال العزل والتى استطاعت ان تتاكد ان اعمال العزل التى تتم بالخيش المقطرن والسيلتون من افضل الخدمات المثالية المميزة التى تحقق اعلى مستوى من العزل دون ان يؤدى الى ظهور اى عيب فى اعمال العزل . شركة عزل اسطح بخميس مشيط
    لا تكتفى شركة قمم التميز بالقيام باعمال العزل فى منطقة معينة بل تسعى الى الوصول الى اى مكان فى شرق الرياض – جنوب الرياض – غرب الرياض – وسط الرياض من اجل ان تحقق خدمات العزل لجميع عملاء الشركة الكرام . شركة عزل خزانات بخميس مشيط
    تهتم شركة عزل اسطح بالقيام باعمال العزل الحرارى من خلال الاعتماد على افضل الطرق المثالية وافضل الخدمات المميزة فى القيام باعمال العزل بالاضافة الى ان الشركة تهتم باعمال الكشف الدورى من فترة الى اخرى من اجل ان يتم التحقق ان اعمال العزل تمت كما هو مطلوب فى المكان . شركة عزل فوم بخميس مشيط
    العزل الحرارى يساعد فى حماية الاسطح من التعرض الى ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة وتسربها عبر الجدران فى فصل الصيف بالاضافة الى التعرض الى التصدعات وعوامل المناخية المختلفة التى تتعرض الية فى فصل الصيف نتيجة لشدة الحرارة التى تظهر التشوهات فى المبانى ، بالاضافة الى ان لدينا خدمات العزل المائى من خلال الاعتماد على خدمات العزل المائية التى تتم من خلال افضل خدمات متواجدة والتى تسعى الى تحقيق افضل مستوى من الخدمة والعزل بالفوم ايضا من اهم الطرق الحديثة التى استخدامت فى العديد من الدول الاوربية لانه يساعد فى حماية المبنى من التعرض الى الحرارة المرتفعه او التعرض الى التسربات للمياة والحفاظ على المبنى من اى مشاكل وعوامل مناخية ، فاعمال العزل للفوم اختصار لكل طرق العزل والتى تساعد فى الحفاظ على المبنى .
    كشف تسربات المياه
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بخميس مشيط
    تسربات المياه مشكلة تؤدى الى التعرض الى عدد من المشكلات الاخرى ، فالاهمال فى تسربات المياه يؤدى الى التعرض الى الكثير من المشكلات التى نحن فى غنى عنة فاذا تعرض الى التسربات وتعرضت الى ظهور عدد من المشكلات الاخرى مثل سقوط الدهانات والتعرض الى مشاكل الرطوبة فعليك ان تتواصل وتتعاقد مع شركة قمم التميز المخصصه فى اعمال الكشف عن تسربات المياه