While it took only 36 seconds for Clint Dempsey to find the net in the US vs Jamaica World Cup Qualifier match, it would take far more to overcome the Reggae Boyz. In what ESPN deemed "A Bad Night at the Office", it was all downhill for the USMNT after the first minute of play.
The loss sees the US slip into a tie for second place in their group at 1-1-1 and the Yanks could find themselves in some real trouble without dramatic improvement...and fast. A listless midfield performance and shaky backline raised some serious questions about the national squad. And while that was certainly part of the equation, give credit where its due; Jamaica came to play. With little time to adapt, the US have the opportunity to make amends as they host the Reggae Boyz Tuesday night at Columbus Crew Stadium.
There's certainly work to do, but please make sure you enjoy the wonder-goal first!
Have a great weekend!