The United States rebounded from a loss at Jamaica and moved back into a tie for its group lead in World Cup qualifying, beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday as Herculez Gomez curled a free kick in the 55th minute.
After hitting the frame three times in a dominant first half as goalkeeper Dwayne Miller made several sparkling saves, the U.S. went ahead after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin. Gomez's drive from 28 yards went over the defensive wall and to the left of a diving Miller, who was only able to lightly brush the ball with his fingertips.
''It was important for us to regroup after what happened in Jamaica,'' Gomez said. ''We knew it wasn't our best performance and we had to step forward and apply today. With the help of the crowd, we pushed deep and persevered. It wasn't always pretty, but I think we did it very well.''
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