Williams and Lambert help Jamaica qualify for the Gold Cup

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Miami FC’s Speedy Williams and Phoenix Rising FC’s Kevon Lambert helped Jamaica seal their place in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup on Tuesday night as the Reggae Boyz won a 1-1 draw against Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League A clash at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

With the result, Jamaica moved four points clear of third-placed Suriname, with each team still having one game to play in League A, Group A next March. The top two teams from each League A group automatically advance to the Gold Cup group stage, with Jamaica set to close out their road campaign against Mexico on March 26 next year.

Williams and Lambert started all three Jamaican competitions in this international window and delivered strong performances against El Tri. Williams recorded a pair of shots for the hosts while completing 51 of 59 passes and making three defensive interceptions during the 90 minutes, while Lambert completed 45 of 48 passes and had three interceptions before coming off in the 82nd minute after having suffered a light knock after a challenge.

Elsewhere in League A, a trio of current Championship players helped El Salvador earn a 1-1 draw against the United States in difficult conditions at the Estadio Custatlan on Tuesday, with Ronald Rodriguez of FC Tulsa and Jairo Henriquez of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC both starters. and Las Vegas Lights FC’s Roberto Molina as a second-half substitute. The result also secured El Salvador’s place in the group stage of the Concacaf Gold Cup 2023, ousting third-placed Grenada in the group standings.

A recent signing from the Switchbacks, Henriquez spent 87 minutes before being substituted late and completed 12 of 15 passes while recording an interception, but Rodriguez saw a red card in the 80th minute as he brought down the States United Yunus Musah to deny a goal. opportunity after completing 18 of the game’s 19 passes.

Indy Eleven’s Noah Powder, meanwhile, scored his first two goals for Trinidad and Tobago on Monday night as the Soca Warriors completed a home-and-away series sweep against St. Vincent and the Grenadines with a 4-1 win at Hasely Crawford. Port of Spain Stadium, Trinidad.

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