Jamaica vs. USA live score, updates, highlights from CONCACAF World Cup qualifier

The U.S. men’s national team is riding high at the top of the regional World Cup qualifying standings after its win last week against archrival Mexico. Next up is a trip to Kingston, Jamaica โ€” which has proven to be anything but easy in the past (1W-1L-4D U.S. record in qualifiers).

The Reggae Boyz are down in sixth place (six points) and seven points away from the places that would earn them an automatic World Cup berth. With five home matches in their final seven matches, Jamaica will be desperate to rack up the home wins, starting with the U.S. on Tuesday.

Team U SA is well on its way to potentially clinching a World Cup berth in the next round of qualifiers in January 2022, but a loss in Jamaica could make things complicated again, depending on other results. The Americans will have two winnable home games (vs. El Salvador and vs. Honduras) and a trip to Canada in its next three matches.

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Sporting News will follow the Jamaica vs. U.S. match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they are available.

Jamaica vs. USA live score

ย  1H 2H Final
Jamaica 0 โ€” โ€”
USA 1 โ€” โ€”

MORE: World Cup qualifying standings & results

USA โ€” Timothy Weah โ€” 11th min.

(All times Eastern)

16th min.: Two big saves on point-blank shots by Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake! That U.S. goal has shifted the momentum in the USA’s favor for the moment.

11th min.: Goal USA! Out of nowhere a moment of brilliance from Timothy Weah who made a penetrating solo run down the left and lifted the ballย over the shoulder of Andre Blake from a tough angle. What you might not know about Weah: His mom is Jamaican.

10th min.: No rhythm to this game. No sustained possession. Sloppy and choppy start to this for both teams.

8th min.: First yellow of the match and of course it’s Je-Vaughn Watson. Wild challenge on Gianluca Busio.

1st min.: We’re off. USA pinned in its own half to start the match. Chris Richards is the left center back, with Walker Zimmerman in his customary right center back spot.

3:53 p.m.: Young lineup. But can it get the job done?

Jamaica vs. USA lineups

In a must-win home game, Bailey and Antonio start. Manager Theodore Whitmore has made two changes on his back line with Liam Moore coming in for veteran center back Adrian Mariappa and Javain Brown taking over at right back for Oniel Fisher, who isn’t even listed on the bench.

Jamaica starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-Andre Blake-GK โ€” 20-Kemar Lawrence, 17-Damion Lowe, 6-Liam Moore, 14-Javain Brown โ€” 22-Devon “Speedy” Williams, 15-Je-Vaughn Watson โ€” 21-Lamar Walker, 10-Bobby Reid, 7-Leon Bailey โ€” 18-Michail Antonio

Jamaica subs (10): Dwayne Miller-GK, Jeadine White-GK, Alvas Powell, Greg Leigh, Adrian Mariappa, Anthony Grant, Ravel Morrison, Junior Flemmings, Cory Burke, Shamar Nicholson

Already without the injured Sergino Dest and Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie (yellow cards) and Miles Robinson (red card) are out for the U.S. because of suspension, and both will leave significant holes. Gianluca Busio and Chris Richards are the replacements. Those were the only forced changes from the win over Mexico.

DECOURCY: Move over Mexico, USA is top dog in CONCACAF

Christian Pulisic starts on the bench with the three-man front line of Aaronson-Pepi-Weah that worked so well against Mexico, getting another start.

USA starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Zack Steffen-GK โ€” 5-Antonee Robinson, 15-Chris Richards, 3-Walker Zimmerman, 2-DeAndre Yedlin โ€” 16-Gianluca Busio, 4-Tyler Adams (capt.), 6-Yunus Musah โ€” 11-Brenden Aaronson, 9-Ricardo Pepi, 20-Tim Weah

USA subs (12): 13-Matt Turner-GK, 22-Reggie Cannon, 18-Mark McKenzie, 8-James Sands, 12-Joe Scally, 21-Sam Vines, 23-Kellyn Acosta, 17-Sebastian Lletget, 14-Cristian Roldan, 10-Christian Pulisic, 7-Paul Arriola, 19-Jesus Ferreira

How to watch Jamaica vs. USA

  • Date: Tues, Nov. 16
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET
  • TV Channels: Universo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+

Jamaica vs. U.S. will air on Universo (Spanish) and Paramount+ (English) with the Universo feed available via stream on fuboTV. New users can try fuboTV on a free 7-day trial.

There will be 5,000 fans expected in Kingstonโ€™s National Stadium, around 15 percent of capacity. Thatโ€™s still more than the Jamaicans had at their past two qualifying home games, in which they failed to register a victory.

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