MIAMI, Florida – This Friday at 7:00 PM ET, Concacaf will be airing a re-broadcast of two Concacaf Gold Cup classics, the first being the 2000 Gold Cup Final between Canada and Colombia, followed by the 2015 Gold Cup Final between Mexico and Jamaica. Both matches will be shown on Concacaf’s Facebook and YouTube pages, plus the Concacaf App.
In recent years, Mexico and Jamaica have been familiar foes, however, the history between the two nations extends much further back. Here is a list of the top five all-time meetings between the Reggae Boyz and El Tricolor.
Jamaica 1-2 Mexico, 2001
It was round seven of the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Japan/South Korea 2002 when these two sides met in Kingston with a FIFA World Cup berth in their sights. An early Heriberto Morales own goal in the 11’ gave the home side a lead, but Mexico would mount a second half rally led by Cuauhtemoc Blanco, whose goals in the 68’ and 76’ gave Mexico a massive 2-1 win.
Jamaica 1-0 Mexico, 2008
Mexico arrived into their fourth match of the third round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for South Africa 2010 full of confidence after posting wins in their first three matches. This affair in Kingston would prove to be a different story, though, as a Ricardo Fuller goal in the 34’ gave the Reggae Boyz a 1-0 triumph in front of a packed house at Independence Park.
Mexico 0-0 Jamaica, 2013
The opening match of the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Brazil 2014 produced a result that raised a few eyebrows, with Jamaica achieving the rare Concacaf feat of earning a point at Mexico’s hallowed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. In the end, the night belonged to Mexico GK Jesus Corona and Jamaican counterpart Donovan Rickets, who each made a number of fantastic saves to register a clean sheet.
Mexico 3-1 Jamaica, 2015
The 2015 Gold Cup Final was a historical one, as for the first time ever a Caribbean nation reached the final after Jamaica defeated the United States 2-1 in the semifinals. But in the Final, it was a night in which Mexico displayed their best version in the Gold Cup. Andres Guardado opened the scoring in the 31’, followed by goals from Jesus Corona in the 46’ and Oribe Peralta in the 60’. Darren Mattocks scored in the 78’ to give Jamaica a consolation goal, but it would prove to be Mexico’s evening as El Tricolor lifted their seventh Gold Cup trophy.
Jamaica 1-0 Mexico, 2017
Two years later, Mexico and Jamaica would renew acquaintances in the Gold Cup, this time in the semifinals. All signs pointed toward another Mexico victory, as the defending champions pelted Jamaica GK Andre Blake with an array of shots. But it was still scoreless as play drifted into the second half, which is when Jamaica seized their chance. A free kick deep in the Mexico half was struck by Kemar Lawrence and the Jamaican DF could not have asked for a better shot, as the ball rippled the net in the 88’ to earn Jamaica a first ever Gold Cup win against Mexico.