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USA vs Jamaica live score, result, updates, highlights from USMNT in CONCACAF Nations League semifinal


The USMNT will take the field for the side’s last competitive test before this summer’s Copa America as they take on Jamaica in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals on Thursday.

The winner will face either Mexico or Panama in the finals on Sunday, while the losers of both matches will also meet in the third-place game.

Gregg Berhalter has, arguably for the first time in years, the healthiest first-choice side at his disposal. Midfielder and captain Tyler Adams is fit and with the team for the first time since the World Cup, while Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are both in exceptional form at the club level.

Jamaica have also qualified for the Copa America by way of their place in this match, but unlike the United States, the Reggae Boyz sport a side lacking many key players because of injury or suspension.

The Sporting News is following the USA vs Jamaica match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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USA vs Jamaica live score

  Score Goal scorers
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Kickoff: 6 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)
Location: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)
Referee: TBD

Starting lineups (predicted):

USA (4-2-3-1, right to left): Turner (GK) — Dest, C. Richards, Ream, A. Robinson — McKennie, Musah — Weah, Reyna, Pulisic — Balogun.

Jamaica (4-4-2, right to left): Blake (GK) — Lembihisa, D. Lowe, Hector, Leigh — De Cordova-Reid, Johnson, Latibeaudiere, J. Lowe — Nicholson, Burke.

USA vs Jamaica live updates, highlights, commentary

2 hours to kickoff: Gregg Berhalter has not had this level of squad availability in a very long time. Tyler Adams is back, and while he’s expected to play limited minutes as they ease him back into action after a long injury layoff, Berhalter spoke about the importance of simply reintegrating the captain back into the side.

“We know he’s not going to be a starter in these two games, but can we get him back with this group,” Berhalter told CBS Sports while revealing the March squad. “Chemistry, leadership … he brings both of those things, so can we get him back and playing some minutes.”

Later, in his media availability, Berhalter repeated the same. “They think at [Bournemouth] that he has enough to play 45 minutes for us, so once we heard that, we jumped at that idea because he means so much to the team on and off the field. It’ll be nice to get him back.”

USA vs Jamaica lineups, team news

It has been a long time since Gregg Berhalter has enjoyed a USMNT with this clean bill of health. Most notably, captain Tyler Adams is back with the squad for the first time in over a year, finally healthy from his long bout with hamstring issues.

Adams is not quite ready to start, having only just returned for Bournemouth, but Berhalter said he is rated for 30-45 minutes, while the player claimed he can go 60 minutes if required. They’re understandably taking it slowly after an arduous recovery with multiple setbacks.

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The only players out injured are the two who withdrew from the squad: midfielder Luca de la Torre and forward Josh Sargent. Otherwise, only fringe striker Daryl Dike was unavailable for selection. The entire first-choice XI should be ready to start.

USA projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Turner (GK) — Dest, C. Richards, Ream, A. Robinson — McKennie, Musah — Weah, Reyna, Pulisic — Balogun.

USA subs (9): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

Jamaica are missing a number of key players in a very weakened squad. Most notably, in-form Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey is not with the team after he was disciplined by head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson for a curfew breach last camp.

Also absent for Jamaica are Michail Antonio (withdrew, undisclosed), Ethan Pinnock (injured, ankle), and Amari’i Bell (injured, hamstring), plus Demarai Gray who is in the squad but unavailable for this match after a red card in the quarterfinals left him suspended.

Another notable absentee is 18-year-old Sheffield Wednesday striker Bailey Cadamarteri, who was called up to the squad but chose instead to accept an invite to the England U-19 squad as he delays his international committment.

Jamaica projected starting lineup (4-4-2): Blake (GK) — Lembihisa, D. Lowe, Hector, Leigh — De Cordova-Reid, Johnson, Latibeaudiere, J. Lowe — Nicholson, Burke.

Jamaica subs (9): (Lineups released one hour prior to kickoff)

How to watch USA vs Jamaica

  • Date: Thursday, Mar. 21
  • Time: 6 p.m. local CT (7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT)
  • TV channel (English): None
  • Streaming (English): Paramount+
  • TV channel (Spanish): Univision
  • Streaming (Spanish): Fubo, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo, Univision Now

CONCACAF English-language broadcast rights in the United States are owned by CBS Sports, who will air this USMNT match exclusively on Paramount+, where you can watch every match of the Nations League semifinals, finals, and third place match during this March international break.


The matches, including this one, will also be televised in Spanish on Univision, which is available to stream in the United States on Fubo, offering a free trial for new users.

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