Three thoughts on the U.S.' stunning win in Jamaica

Saturday June 8th, 2013
Clint Dempsey led the United States to a huge 2-1 win in Jamaica to aid their chances of qualifying for Brazil 2014.
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• The U.S. offense needs to break out in the next two games. The U.S. was the only team in the Hexagonal that had the disadvantage of playing three of its first four games on the road, and for the Americans to get seven points from those four games is a testament to this team's toughness in grinding out results. But the U.S. has scored only four goals in those four games, and the next, crucial step is to break out on the attacking end now that the team is coming home for qualifiers next Tuesday in Seattle (vs. Panama) and a week later in Sandy, Utah (vs. Honduras). Altidore and Dempsey, the main scoring threats, seem primed to add to their goal totals, and the heavily pro-U.S. atmospheres will no doubt help. The potential loss of Jermaine Jones to a concussion suffered on Friday will hurt, but Geoff Cameron came on in the central midfield and showed that his versatility is a huge asset to the U.S. moving forward.

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