Monday 15 July, 2019

Reggae Boyz, Curaçao vie for a spot in Gold Cup quarterfinals today

Leon Bailey has had an outstanding performance in Jamaicas offense in the Concacaf Gold Cup 2019 and will seek to ratify it in the last match of Group C against Curaçao.

Leon Bailey has had an outstanding performance in Jamaicas offense in the Concacaf Gold Cup 2019 and will seek to ratify it in the last match of Group C against Curaçao.

Jamaica and Curacao each control their own destiny as the two sides look to secure passage to the quarterfinals in the first 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Group C match to take place on Tuesday at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

The two teams will meet for the second consecutive Gold Cup, with Jamaica taking a 2-0 win at the 2017 edition.

The match is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm (7:00 pm Jamaica time) and is the first game of a Group C doubleheader.  Honduras and El Salvador will contest the second game at 7:30 pm (9:00 pm Jamaica time).

Jamaica defeated Honduras 3-2 and drew 0-0 with El Salvador in their first two group matches and will enter the day locked on four points with El Salvador atop the standing with identical goal difference.

With a win or a draw, the Reggae Boyz will advance past the group stage, as either the winners or runners-up of the group, for the third consecutive time in their history.

The final placings in the group will only be decided at the end of the second contest

Curacao have made a bit of history of their own, picking up their first goal and first win at the Gold Cup in a 1-0 win over Honduras. The team lost their first group match 1-0 to El Salvador but are a point behind Jamaica and El Salvador in third place.

A win would send Curacao to the knockout stage for the first time in their history in only the country's second Gold Cup participation.

Jamaica have only lost one of their last eight Gold Cup matches, a 2-1 loss to the United States in the 2017 final.

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