Reggae Boyz lose 1-0 to Paraguay after goalkeeping error

Jamaica went down 1-0 to Paraguay in the Copa America after a stunning error by goalkeeper Duwayne Kerr.

The result leaves Jamaica at the bottom of Group B with zero points from two games and the South Americans with four points from its first two matches.

Kerr came 25 meters (yards) off his line to head away a long ball from the Paraguay defense. Instead, he headed it onto the knee of Paraguay’s Edgar Benitez, and they both watched as it rolled into the net in the 36th minute.

Paraguay had most of the possession in the match, but was an unconvincing winner. Roque Santa Cruz had at least three first-half chances, including a long, soaring shot that Kerr leaped to save. Raul Bobadilla also had several chances in the first half.

Paraguay wasn’t as dominant in the second half as Jamaica tried to attack. Paraguay’s Miguel Samudio hit the crossbar in the 60th, trying to extend Paraguay’s lead. Victor Caceres also had two early chances.

Garath McCleary had Jamaica’s best chance in the second half, shooting just inches wide of the far post in the 80th.

On Saturday, Paraguay faces Uruguay and Jamaica plays Argentina