Historic victory takes Reggae Boyz to Gold Cup final
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz stunned the home team United States with a 2-1 victory to advance to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first time in the 24-year history of the competition.
Jamaica took a 2-0 lead into halftime at the Atlanta Dome with goals from strikers Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes.
The United States pulled one back with a strike from Michael Bradley just three minutes after the restart, but the Reggae Boyz were able to withstand a furious onslaught to make it to the final where they will face either Mexico or Panama.
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After the match, coach Winfried Schaefer was in a place he has never been before.
— Winfried Schaefer (@WinniSchaefer) July 23, 2015
The American goal scorer, Bradley, was left in shock.
"Against a team like that, going down two goals makes it difficult for you," he said.