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Jamaica defeat US 2:1 in historic World Cup qualifier

Friday, September 07, 2012 | 9:06 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica beat the United States 2:1 in their World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston tonight.

The Regage Boyz created history with the win at ‘the Office’, defeating their CONCACAF counterparts for the first time at the senior level.

US opened the score less than a minute in the first half when Clint Dempsey collected from a rebound in front of the Jamaican goal and slotted into an empty net.

The visitors held the on to the lead until the 24th minute when Rudolph Austin’s low, hard free kick took a deflection, beating US custodian and captain Tim Howard.

The half ended one all.

After the break Luton Shelton made it two for Jamaica shortly after the start.

The US has drawn their last four previous games at the Jamaica’s National Stadium ‘the Office’.  

Jamaica now top Group A in the qualifiers with two wins and a draw.

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