Game Notes: Mexico v Jamaica
Action from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final between Jamaica (yellow jersey) and Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)
Mexico Jamaica
63Games Played36
152Goals For42
40Goals Against55
Match Officials
Referee - Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
AR1 -  Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
AR2 -  Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
4th -Ariel Ameth Sanchez (Panama)
Mexico:  No
Jamaica:   No
Single Caution
Mexico: Luis Reyes, Jorge Hernandez, Jesus Dueñas
Jamaica: Kemar Lawrence
Sports Authority Field – Denver, Colorado, USA


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup (GC): Mexico 3, El Salvador 1 ... Hedgardo Marin, Elias Hernandez and Oberlin Pineda all scored their first career Gold Cup goals to help Mexico improve its alltime

GC record to 3W-0D-0L against El Salvador

• 2017 Gold Cup Results: 3-1 win v El Salvador (Hedgardo Marin 8’; Elias Hernandez 29’; Oberlin Pineda 55’)

• Head Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio (since October 2015 ) … With a pedigree that includes a background with Manchester City and a club coaching resume that stretches across the Americas,

Osorio launched his Mexico coaching shortly after the Tricolor’s 3-2 win over the United States in the 2015 CONCACAF Cup (October 10, 2015) … guided Mexico to a 4th-place finish at last

month’s 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup … currently serving six-game suspension from FIFA … Luis Pompilio Páez will lead the side in his place

• Qualification method: automatic North American entrant … Gold Cup Appearances: 13 (1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-63; W-46; D-9; L-8; GF-152; GA-40 … 152 goals scored and +112 goal difference are best in GC history … currently averaging 2.41 goals per GC match

• Best Finish: Champion-7 (1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015) … most titles in Gold Cup history (USA #2 with five) … 8 appearances in Gold Cup finals is second-most behind the United

States (9)

• Top GC Scorer: Luis Roberto Alves (12 goals) … Alves is tied for second on the all-time GC goal-scoring list with the USA’s Clint Dempsey (USA’s Landon Donovan #1, 18 goals)

• 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification (WCQ): currently sits in first in CONCACAF fifth round (GP-6; W-4; D-2; L-0; GF-9, GA-2) … Only remaining unbeaten team across all rounds of CONCACAF

qualifying (Overall 2018 qualifying record: GP-12; W-9; D-3; L-0; GF-22, GA-3)

• 2018 FIFA WCQ, CONCACAF fifth round results: 2-1 win v United States (A), 0-0 draw v Panama (A), 2-0 win v Costa Rica (H), 1-0 win v Trinidad and Tobago (A), 3-0 win v Honduras (H), 1-1

draw v United States (H) … Remaining fifth-round matches: Panama (H), Costa Rica (A), Trinidad & Tobago (H), Honduras (A) …

• 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup: 4th place (GP-5; W-2; D-1; L-2; GF-8; GA-10) … Results: (Group Stage) 2-2 draw v Portugal, 2-1 win v New Zealand, 2-1 win v Russia, (Semifinals) 1-4 loss v

Germany, (3rd Place) 1-2 aet loss v Portugal

• 22 of 23 players on Gold Cup roster were not in Confederations Cup squad … defender Luis Reyes is lone holdover (played in two games: 2-1 win v Russia, 1-2 loss v Portugal in 3rd place

match) … three past Gold Cup MVPs (Giovani Dos Santos-2009, Javier Hernandez-2011, Andres Guardado-2015) played at the Confederations Cup.

• GC record against Caribbean opposition: GP-19; W-18; D-1; L-0; GF-70; GA-10 … Only blemish is 4-4 draw in group play v Trinidad & Tobago (July 15, 2015) … Averaging 3.68 goals per game

v Caribbean foes and 1.86 per game goals against other competitors combined … defeated Martinique 9-0 (July 11, 1993) in what remains the most lopsided result in GC history

• Scored twice in the first half of 3-1 win v El Salvador after scoring eight of previous nine GC goals in 2nd half

• Jesus Dueñas is only player on current roster to have taken part in 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup (started & played 86 minutes in 3-1 win over Jamaica in final)

• With goals from Luis Reyes, Elias Hernandez and Oberlin Peralta, Mexico have now had 59 players score a goal at the Gold Cup

• Unbeaten in last 7 GC games (5W-2D-0L), including 4 straight wins … conceded 1 goal in each of last 3 GC games …scored 3 goals or more in in 3 of last 5 GC matches


• Last Time Out at the Gold Cup: Jamaica 2, Curacao 0 … Romario Williams and Darren Mattocks scored after halftime to help Jamaica remain perfect against Caribbean opponents (3W-0D-0L),

while also avenging its defeat to Curacao two weeks earlier in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup final (1-2)

• 2017 Gold Cup results: 2-0 win v Curacao (Romario Williams 58’; Darren Mattocks 73’)

• Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore (since September 2016) … several stints as Jamaica manager, the longest running from 2009 to 2013 … most recently assumed the role following the

departure of Winfried Schaefer, who guided Jamaica to the 2015 Gold Cup final

• Qualification method: Runner-up, 2016/2017 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup

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

(Rosario Harriott 82’) … Overall record: GP-4; W-2; D-1; L-1; GF-7; GA-5

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

• Gold Cup Appearances: 10 (1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017)

• Gold Cup Record: GP-36; W-14; D-5; L-17; GF-42; GA-55

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

Guadeloupe (2007)

• Top GC Scorers: Demar Phillips, Andrew Williams, Darren Mattocks (3 goals) … Mattocks is the only player on Jamaica’s 2017 roster to have scored in a previous GC tournament … Mattocks

has scored in three straight GC matches (team record)

• 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 North American opposition: GP-13; W-2; D-0; L-11; GF-9; GA-31 … was winless in 10 games against North American teams before 2015 GC ... 1-0 group stage win v Canada

(Rodolph Austin 90’+2’), 2-1 semifinal win v United States (Darren Mattocks 30’; Giles Barnes 35’), 1-3 final loss v Mexico (Mattocks 78’)

• 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 Kemar Lawrence has started in 58 of 59 regular-season MLS games

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