Game Notes: Curacao v Jamaica
Curacao players (blue jerseys) get in line to collect the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup trophy after defeating Jamaica (yellow jersey) in the final on June 25, 2017, in Fort-de-France, Martinique.
N/AGames Played35
N/AGoals For40
N/AGoals Against55

Match Officials

Referee: Armando Villarreal (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frank Anderson (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: KeytzelCorrales (Nicaragua)
4th Official: Ismail Elfath(USA)


Curacao: none
Jamaica: none

Single Caution

Curacao: none
Jamaica: none

Qualcomm Stadium –San Diego, California, USA
July 9, 2017 –7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. local)


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: First-ever Gold Cup match

• Head Coach: RemkoBicentini(Since September 2016) … Advanced into head coaching role after serving as an assistant to former Dutch international and Ajax,Barcelona and AC Milan star Patrick Kluivert

• Previous Gold Cup appearances: none

• Gold Cup Record: N/A

• Best finish: N/A

• Top CGC Scorers: N/A

• Qualification method: Champion, 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup (Overall record: GP-8; W-7; D-0; L-1; GF-25; GA-8)

• 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup results: (1st Round) 0-1 loss v Barbados, 2-1 win v Dominican Republic; (2nd Round) 5-2 win v Guyana, 7-0 win v U.S. Virgin Islands; (3rd Round) 3-0 win v Antigua and Barbuda; 4-2 win aetv Puerto Rico; (Semifinals) 2-1 win v Martinique: (Final) 2-1 win v Jamaica

• 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup scorers: Gino van Kessel, FelitcianoZschusschen(7 goals); Leandro Bacuna(4); RangeloJanga(3), GevaroNepomuceno, Elson Hooi(2)

• Qualified for Gold Cup via 4-2 extra-time win v Puerto Rico (Janga69’; Bacuna85’, 120’+1’; Zschusschen97’) to reach Caribbean Cup semifinals

• Won first-ever Caribbean Cup championship with 2-1 (Hooi10’, 84’) win over Jamaica in the final on June 25, 2017

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Eliminated in the third round of CONCACAF qualifying, falling to El Salvador (agg: 0-2) … Overall qualifying record: GP-6; W-1; D-3; L-2; GF-5; GA-6 … 2018 WCQ scorers: VidarrellMerencia(2 goals); Darryl Lachman, Charlton Vicento, FelitcianoZschusschen

• Gino van Kesselwas only CONCACAF player to lead a European league in scoring for 2015/16 season (17 goals for Trencinin Slovakia)

• Aston Villa defender Leandro Bacunarepresented the Netherlands at the U19 (9 games/1 goal) and U21 (6 games/1 goal) levels in European competitions

• GevaroNepomuceno appeared in six games and scored one goal for Romania’s PetrolulPloiesti in the qualifying phase of the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League.

• Rhuendly“Cuco” Martina has UEFA Europa League experience with FC Twenteand Southampton … became first Curacao international to score in the English Premier League, striking in 19th minute of a 4-0 win over visiting Arsenal on December 26, 2015.


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: Mexico 3, Jamaica 1 (July 26, 2015) … The Reggae Boyz’ bid to become just the fourth team to lift the Gold Cup trophy came to an abrupt end against an excellent Mexico side in the tournament final … Darren Mattocks scored a 78th-minute consolation goal, but by then Jamaica had conceded three times as Mexico powered its way to a 7th continental crown

• Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore (since September 2016) … Has had several stints as Jamaican manager, the longest running from 2009to 2013 … most recently assumed the role following the departure of Winfried Schaefer, who coached Jamaica to the 2015 Gold Cup final

• Qualification method: Runner-up, 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup (Overall record: GP-4; W-2; D-1; L-1; GF-7; GA-5)

• 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup results: (3rd Round) 4-2 win aetv Guyana; 1-0 win v Suriname; (Semifinals) 1-1 draw, 4:2 pens v French Guiana; (Final) 1-2 loss v Curacao (Rosario Harriott82’)

• 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup scorers: Cory Burke (2 goals), Shaun Francis, Je-Vaughn Watson, Rosario Harriott, DicoyWilliams, Jermaine Johnson (1)

• Previous Gold Cup Appearances: 9 (1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-35; W-13; D-5; L-17; GF-40; GA-55

• Best Finish: Runner-up, 2015 … fell 1-3 to Mexico in the final (Darren Mattocks 78’) … marked best Caribbean GC finish, besting previous semifinal appearances by Jamaica (1993, 1998) and Guadeloupe (2007)

• Top GC Scorers: DemarPhillips, Andrew Williams (3 goals) … Darren Mattocks is only Jamaican on current roster to score in GC (2 goals)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification: Eliminated in fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying (GP-6; W-1; D-1; L-4; GF-2; GA-10) … Overall 2018 qualifying record: GP-8; W-2; D-1; L-5; GF-6; GA-13 … Still seeking 2nd World Cup berth after qualifying for France ‘98 … World Cup Qualifying scorers: Darren Mattocks (2 goals), Je-Vaugh Watson, Clayton Donaldson, Adrian Mariappa, Simon Dawkins (1 goal)

• Record against Caribbean opponents in GC: W-2; L-0; D-0; GF-5; GA-0 … 1-0 victory over Haiti in 2015 was first all-Caribbean GC quarterfinal in tournament history

• Record in GC openers: W-3; D-2; L-5; GF-14; GA-15 … Facing Caribbean opponent for 2nd time in CGC opening match (4-0 win v Grenada in 2011)

• Goalkeeper Andre Blake was 2016 Major League Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year with the Philadelphia Union and has preserved seven clean sheets so far in 2017 campaign

• Since joining the New York Red Bulls in 2015, defender KemarLawrence has started in 58 of 59 regular-season MLS games

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