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U.S. vs Jamaica Watch Party in the Twin Cities

2011 June 19
by Brian Quarstad


Come join Minnesota supporters of the Men’s National Team, along with readers of IMSoccer News, duNord Futbol, and the Dark Clouds supporters group for a US National Team watch party.

The US National Team plays Jamaica in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal game, June 19 with a 2:00 p.m. CT kick off. The game will be carried live from FOX Soccer, Univision, and, with the winner advancing to Wednesday’s 7 p.m. ET semifinal in Houston, Texas. Fans can also follow the match live via’s MatchTracker and on Twitter.

The match against Jamaica is the first in more than five years after the teams met 17 times from 1988 to 2006.
The U.S. will be facing Jamaica for the 18th time in history, posting an undefeated 9-0-8 record in 17 games between 1998 and 2006.
The teams have met twice in the Gold Cup with the U.S. holding a 2-0-0 lead in that series, most recently with the U.S. winning a 2005 quarterfinal at Gillette Stadium 2-1 en route to winning the title.
The U.S. and Jamaica tied 1-1 at RFK Stadium in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on Oct. 3, 1997. Eric Wynalda scored that day for the U.S.
The U.S. will be playing in Washington, D.C., for the 21st time. RFK Stadium has hosted each of the previous meetings, and on Sunday will tie the Los Angeles Coliseum for hosting the most U.S. Men’s National Team games.
Tuesday’s match in Kansas City was the 51st for the U.S. in the Gold Cup, a CONCACAF record. The U.S. also has the CONCACAF record for wins, holding a 40-6-6 record.
Jamaica’s roster may look familiar to US fans as there are currently 7 MLS players on the roster. In fact there will be 14 MLS players on the two rosters as the US also has 7 MLS players on their roster.

United States
23-Marcus Hahnemann (Out of Contract), 1-Tim Howard (Everton), 18- Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
3-Carlos Bocanegra (Saint-Etienne), 12-Jonathan Bornstein (UANL Tigres), 6-Steve Cherundolo (Hannover),
21-Clarence Goodson (Brondby), 14-Eric Lichaj (Leeds), 5-Oguchi Onyewu (FC Twente), 15-Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls), 2-Jonathan Spector (Out of contract)
20-Freddy Adu (Rizespor), 22-Alejandro Bedoya (Orebro), 4-Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), 8-Clint Dempsey (Fulham), 10-Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), 7-Maurice Edu (Rangers), 13-Jermaine Jones (Blackburn Rovers), 16-Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), 19-Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
9-Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), 17-Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor), 11-Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)


23-Duwayne Kerr (Strommen IL), 13-Dwayne Miller (Syrianska FC), 1-Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy)
5-Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers), 14-Tyrone Marshall (Colorado Rapids), 12-Demar Phillips (Aaleusunds), 19-Adrian Reid (Valerenga), 6-Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), 4-Shavar Thomas (Sporting Kansas City), 8-Eric Vernan (Portmore United FC), 3-Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC)
17-Rodolph Austin (SK Brann), 20-Navion Boyd (Tivoli Gardens FC), 18-Keammar Daley (Tivoli Gardens FC), 16-Omar Daley (Bradford City), 2-Richard Edwards (Harbour View FC), 7-Jason Morrison (Strømsgodset IF), 15-Jevaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo), 22-Damion Williams (Nybergsund)
10-Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), 9-Ryan Johnson (San Jose Earthquakes), 11-Dane Richards (New York Red Bulls), 21-Luton Shelton (Valerenga)


The event will be held at the Sweetwater Bar and Grille in the Kelly Inn in St. Paul. As always, free parking and 2 for 1 tap beers.

The Sweetwater was voted best “Soccer Bar” in the Twin Cities by City Pages in 2007, was featured in the Star Tribune during the 2010 World Cup as one of the top places to watch soccer, and featured in US Soccer’s official Blog during the World Cup.

The Sweetwater is an official U.S. Soccer Bar and is now the place to watch all the USMNT games in the Twin Cities.

Come early, get a seat, order some dinner and get ready to enjoy another US National Team win with like-minded US Soccer supporters.

Come join the party and see you at the Sweetwater!

Kelly Inn
161 Saint Anthony Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 227-8711

Heath Pearce
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