Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Herculez Gomez curled a free kick in the 55th minute for the lone goal as the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 in World Cup qualifying Tuesday. After hitting the frame three times in a dominant first, the United States 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 Dwayne Miller, who was only able to lightly brush the ball with his fingertips. The United States, which made five changes to its starting lineup from Friday's 2-1 loss to Jamaica in Kingston, is level with Guatemala on seven points atop Group A of CONCACAF qualifying semifinals. Jamaica also has seven points but trails on goal difference.
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