Podcast: Peak CONCACAF, Jamaica shocks USA, Mexico-Panama chaos

Thursday July 23rd, 2015

After of the more eye-opening nights in CONCACAF history, it's time to process everything that went down in the Georgia Dome during Wednesday night's Gold Cup semifinals.

In one of the greatest upsets in the history of U.S. men's soccer (the biggest?) the Americans fell to Jamaica 2-1, opening up a whole new slew of questions for Jurgen Klinsmann and preventing the USA from automatically clinching a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 

Ultimately, how important is the Confederations Cup, though? And where does this leave the USA going forward in anticipation of the October 9 playoff against the 2015 Gold Cup winner?

That winner will be either Mexico or Jamaica, after Mexico prevailed over Panama in Wednesday's nightcap, but the scoreline was secondary to the antics on the field. SI's Grant Wahl and Brian Straus share their first-hand experiences from Atlanta, where CONCACAF shenanigans, controversial refereeing decisions, brazen Panamanian players and downtrodden U.S. ones were the stories of the night as we all get set for an unlikely Mexico-Jamaica final.

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