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Where to watch USA vs Jamaica live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for USMNT Nations League semifinal

The United States has its final competitive tune-up for the summer’s Copa America as they contest the CONCACAF Nations League final four in Dallas this weekend, starting with a meeting with Jamaica in the semifinals on Thursday.

The winner of this match will take on either Mexico or Panama in the final on Sunday evening, while the losers from both matches will meet in the third-place match earlier that afternoon.

For the first time in seemingly years, the USMNT boasts a fully-fit squad, with injury-plagued Tyler Adams finally healthy and no established starters currently sidelined. Additionally, a number of key U.S. internationals are in good club form. Christian Pulisic is starring at AC Milan, coming into USMNT duty having scored in four straight club games for the first time in his career, while Weston McKennie has blossomed into a reliable player at Juventus.

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The same cannot be said for Jamaica, who are down a host of key players, most notably the in-form Leon Bailey who was suspended for this international break after breaching curfew in the previous window.

Yet even though Jamaica are far from full strength, the Reggae Boyz have proven a thorn in the side of every CONCACAF giant in recent years and always pose a threat, having qualified directly for the summer’s Copa America over Canada in a surprise result last fall that left Les Rouges to contest a dangerous play-in match this weekend just to make the field.

USA vs Jamaica live stream, TV channel

  • 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. There is currently a FREE trial on offer to new subscribers.

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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What time is USA vs Jamaica kickoff?

This CONCACAF Nations League semifinal kicks off at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. local time in Arlington, Texas. Be advised that kickoff may be slightly after the advertised time, as the U.S. national team has been known to begin matches at around 10-15 minutes after the publicized start time.

Here’s how that time translates across all of the time zones in the United States:

  Date Kickoff time
Eastern Time Thu, Mar. 21 7 p.m.
Central Time Thu, Mar. 21 6 p.m.
Mountain Time Thu, Mar. 21 5 p.m.
Pacific Time Thu, Mar. 21 4 p.m.
Alaska ST Thu, Mar. 21 3 p.m.
Hawaii ST Thu, Mar. 21 2 p.m.

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 slow 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.

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. Hallgrimsson confirmed that the suspension is only for this international window, and he will be available for selection in the summer for the Copa America.

Also absent for Jamaica are rising center-back star Ethan Pinnock, who has been out with an ankle injury since mid-February, Michail Antonio who withdrew due to injury, and forward Demarai Gray who is in the squad but suspended for this match due to his sending-off in the last Nations League game against Canada. Also injured is left-back Amari’i Bell who recently underwent surgery for a hamstring injury and will miss considerable time.

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. Cadamarteri was born in Leeds but has Jamaican eligibility, and has decided to test the waters with the England setup rather than make a national team just yet.

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

USA vs Jamaica prediction, betting odds & lines

  • Moneyline lean: United States (-275)
  • Score prediction: USA 2-0 Jamaica

Jamaica has done well in the past to frustrate the United States, and they will have to lean on that defensive strategy again here as they boast a squad without most of their attacking stars. The absence of Leon Bailey will be a considerable loss, as he is in exceptional form at Aston Villa, and Demarai Gray’s suspension will loom large as well.

The U.S. could get bogged down in a defensive battle, but they are healthy and in form. Christian Pulisic comes into this match having scored in four straight matches for AC Milan, and he should lead the charge alongside a first-choice group.

USA win -275
Draw +320
Jamaica win +575
Both teams
to score Y/N
+125 / -185
Over / Under
2.5 goals
-110 / -135
-1.5 goals
+1.5 goals

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