PASADENA, California – You’re not wrong if you think that Mexico and Jamaica have faced each other often over the last two years.
In fact, when they square off on Sunday in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals, it will be their fourth meeting (and second at the Rose Bowl) over that stretch.
MEXICO v JAMAICA
Head-to-Head Results: July 2015-July 2017
July 26, 2015: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Final
Jamaica 1, Mexico 3
June 9, 2016: Rose Bowl – Pasadena, California, USA
2016 Copa America Centenario, Group Stage
Mexico 2, Jamaica 0
July 13, 2017: Sports Authority Field – Denver, Colorado, USA
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Group Stage
Mexico 0, Jamaica 0
The winner of their fourth encounter will advance to Wednesday’s final against the United States.
Here are some storylines to watch:
- Mexico has posted three straight shutouts, including the scoreless draw with Jamaica, can it maintain that level of success?
- With the exception of the opening 30 minutes of its Group C opener against El Salvador, Mexico has yet to hit its stride offensively. Who will step against a Reggae Boyz side that has conceded only twice in the tournament and never than one goal in any game?
- Darren Mattocks has two goals and two assists in this Gold Cup after netting twice two years ago, including once against Mexico in the final. Will the relentless forward’s fine Gold Cup form continue?
- Jamaica is unbeaten in nine of its last 10 Gold Cup matches, with the only loss coming against Mexico in the 2015 final. Can the Caribbean power earn its first-ever win over the Tricolor in Gold Cup play (0W-1D-6L)?