Mexico spoils Reggae party

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Jamaica’s historic rise to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup was spoilt by a Mexican wave on Sunday evening.

The Reggae Boyz represented themselves well but the Central American football powerhouse proved too much and, in the end, the Jamaican team fell short.

But it was not all gloom and doom.

Jamaica had every reason to pat themselves on the back after exceeding all expectations and reaching to the finals after a draw with former nemesis Costa Rica and victories over El Salvador, Canada and the United States.

The mood inside Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records was festive even before the first whistle and most Jamaican supporters were hoping for an unlikely win over their Mexican counterparts. But it was not to be as the Central American raced into a 3-0 lead before Darren Mattocks found the back of the net to restore some respectability to the score line.

All in all, the Jamaicans must feel some measure of pride after a respectable showing in the Copa America and the Gold Cup.

Defensively the team looks solid and with a little work on offense the Reggae Boyz should be ready to compete with any footballing nation in the near future.

Kudos to coach Winfred Schafer and his coaching staff for a job well done.

source – loopjamaica.com