SAN DIEGO, California – It will be a rematch of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Tuesday night, when Mexico and Jamaica in the 2017 group stage at Sports Authority Field.
Of the 22 players who started in the decider – won by Mexico, 3-1 -- two years ago, only three (Jamaica: Kemar Lawrence, Je-Vaughn Watson; Mexico: Jesus Dueñas) are on the current rosters.
While the names may have changed, the performances clearly remained the same.
On Sunday, Elias Hernandez had a goal and two assists in Mexico’s 3-1 win over Jamaica, while Jamaica looked strong in topping Curacao, 2-0, as Darren Mattocks scored in his third straight Gold Cup game (a team record).
Here are some storylines to watch:
- Will suspended head coach make changes to his first Gold Cup line-up or stick with a successful starting XI?
- Mexico is riding a seven-game unbeaten streak in the Gold Cup, including four straight wins. Can that string be continued?
- Jamaica is unbeaten in nine of its last 11 Gold Cup matches. Its only losses over that stretch have been to the United States and Mexico. The Reggae Boyz are 0W-0D-6L against Mexico in Gold Cup play. Does the script get flipped in meeting #7?
- Can Darren Mattocks extend his Gold Cup scoring streak to four consecutive games?