Sugar Boyz Slip To Another Defeat To End Gold Cup Run

[AP] Five different players scored goals as Jamaica dominated St. Kitts and Nevis (Sugar Boyz) 5-0 in Group A action on Sunday, July 2, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Jamaica (2-0-1) advances to the knockout stage against the winner of Group D on July 9 in Cincinnati. 

The United States, which shut out Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 on Sunday, won Group A to move to the quarterfinals by tying Jamaica with seven points (2-0-1) while holding the goal-differential tiebreaker (plus-12 to plus-8).

Goalkeeper Julani Archibald of St. Kitts (0-3-0) scored an own goal in the 30th minute to give its opponent a head start. 

The rest was all Jamaica, as Jonathan Russell scored two minutes into extra time in the first half, Di’Shon Bernard tallied a score in the 49th, Daniel Johnson made it 4-0 in the 72nd minute and Cory Burke followed two minutes later.

Jamaica’s tarting goalkeeper Jahmali Waite and substitute Coniah Boyce-Clarke (entering in the 82nd minute) combined for the clean sheet, with each making one save. 

Jamaica controlled 67 percent of possession time and had a huge advance in shots (18-6) and those on target (6-2). Each side totaled two saves.

This was St. Kitts and Nevis’ first time qualifying for the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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