Jamaica remains to be undefeated on residence soil in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers after drawing 1-1 with the US men’s national team on Tuesday evening in Kingston.
The Reggae Boyz went down 1-0 early because of a aim from Timothy Weah, however retaliated shortly when Michail Antonio scored within the twenty second minute.
Since becoming a member of the nationwide crew, Antonio has quickly change into a star for the squad, impressing head coach Theodore Whitmore.
“He is introduced one thing to this group and it is one other nice efficiency from him,” Whitmore mentioned.
“He saved the People on the backfoot tonight for many of the match. He’ll give 110% each time he performs.”
Aston Villa participant Leon Bailey additionally contributed to Jamaica’s success, finishing the help on what would have been a game-winning aim that was finally known as again late within the recreation as a result of a foul.
“Michail Antonio and Leon Bailey have made an enormous distinction,” Whitmore mentioned.
“Any U.S. crew will concentrate on them and that is a truth. I feel it is a combination of issues that examine to the sport in Texas.”
Bailey was subbed off a couple of minutes after the disallowed aim, and after a detailed name on a late foul, was not pleased with the outcome.
“I imagine we deserved extra immediately than only a level however however we fought to the tip,” Bailey wrote in an Instagram submit. “Solely up from right here.”
Jamaica presently sits in sixth on Concacaf desk with seven factors after back-to-back attracts throughout the November window of World Cup qualifiers.
A constructive outcome in opposition to a USMNT coming off of an enormous win over Mexico bodes properly for Jamaica, however with simply six qualifying matches to play, probabilities of qualifying for the World Cup for the primary time since 1998 are slim.
Jamaica will host Mexico within the crew’s subsequent World Cup Qualifying match on January twenty seventh, 2022.