Team USA will take on those boys from Jamaica in 2011 Gold Cup Quarterfinals match on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team advanced through group play with a disappointing 2-1 record which earned them second-place behind Panama. Jamaica swept their three matches in group play with wins over Grenada (4-0), Guatemala (2-0) and Honduras (1-0).
The match will be shown on TV on Fox Soccer Channel with live online streaming available in some areas at CONCACAF.TV. The winner of this match will face the winner of Panama vs. El Salvador on June 22 in Houston.
The United States will need to play much better soccer than they've shown so far. After dominating Canada in a solid first game (2-0), the team came out flat against Panama and quickly went down two goals. They battled back in the second half and scored once but were never able to punch through the equalizer. In the final game against Guadeloupe the team played solid but after a beautiful strike from Jozy Altidore early, were once again unable to convert their many opportunities.
For more coverage of the 2011 Gold Cup visit SB Nation's soccer page where they talk about the struggles in the midfield which might cost the U.S. the cup.
USA Losing Battle Where They Should Be Strongest: Midfield - SBNation.com
Because of their deficiencies at the back and up top, the U.S. needs to dominate the midfield, but they have refused to do what is necessary to do so and it might cost them a spot in the Gold Cup final.