The U.S. men’s national team recorded a much-needed 1-0 win in a FIFA World Cup qualifier Tuesday against Jamaica.
In front of 23,881 at Crew Stadium, former A-League Sounder Herculez Gomez scored the lone goal on a 55th-minute free kick that curled over the wall and through the gloves of diving goalkeeper Dwayne Miller.
The U.S. might’ve scored more often were it not for a standout performance by Miller — prior to what was a bit of a soft goal — and a number of shots hitting the post or crossbar.
There’s a three-way tie between the U.S., Guatemala and Jamaica for first in CONCACAF’s Group A with seven points. The U.S. and Guatemala each have a plus-2 goal differential to rank above Jamaica (plus-1) in the initial tiebreaker.
The top two in a group that also includes Antigua & Barbuda advance to the final round of qualifying.
Here’s a look at the schedule for the next two games:
United States (2-1-1): at Antigua & Barbuda on Oct. 12, vs. Guatemala on Oct. 16
Guatemala (2-1-1): vs. Jamaica on Oct. 12, at United States on Oct. 16
Jamaica (2-1-1): at Guatemala on Oct. 12, vs. Antigua & Barbuda on Oct. 16
Antigua & Barbuda (0-3-1): vs. United States on Oct. 12, at Jamaica on Oct. 16