The United States made it through the group stage with three wins in three, but the real challenge now begins as the competition moves into the knockout rounds. Just eight teams remain, and the Americans will be expected to find themselves in a rematch with rival Mexico in the finals.
Before that can happen, though, the USA must take down Jamaica in the quarterfinals. The Jamaicans finished second behind Costa Rica in Group C which was enough to move on in the tournament. The winner will face long-time Concacaf member (read: invited guest) Qatar in the semifinals on Thursday.
It has not been a perfect showing for the Americans despite their record, with two of the wins coming after holding onto a 1-0 lead after a very early goal. It all counts the same, however, and hopefully there will be enough from the reserve side to keep on coming out victorious.
United States vs. Jamaica
Date/Time: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV/Streaming: Fox Sports 1