DENVER, Colorado -- Defending champion Mexico and Jamaica played to a 0-0 draw in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night at Sports Authority Field.
It was a rematch of the 2015 final, which produced four goals in the Tricolor’s 3-1 triumph.
Both sides moved to 1W-1D-0L after two Group C games, but Mexico occupies first place thanks to it scoring more goals (three to two).
A couple of Gold Cup streaks were broken:
- The Jamaicans avoided defeat to Mexico for the first time in seven all-time Gold Cup matches.
* Mexico had its four-game Gold Cup winning streak snapped, but extended its unbeaten run to eight games.
Goals were difficult to come by.
The Mexicans had the best opportunities as Erick Torres fired a shot off the right post in the 23rd minute and Jesus Molina forced defender Jermaine Taylor to head his attempt off the goal line in the 39th minute.
Andre Blake, voted Major League Soccer's top goalkeeper in 2016, demonstrated why in the 53rd minute, diving to his right to save Elias Hernandez's effort from 24 yards.
Next up on July 16: At the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Jamaica will face third-place El Salvador (1-0-1, 3), while Mexico takes on now-eliminated Curacao (0-0-2, 0)