ORLANDO – The Concacaf Gold Cup Tournament continued last night as Group C games 14 and 15 were played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL.
In Match 14, the Reggae Boyz of Jamaice pulled off a 2-0 victory over Suriname.
Shemar Nicholson tucked a goal into the net for the fist goal of the match in the 6th minute as well as the first Gold Cup goal in Exploria Stadium.
Soon after, in the 8th minute, Gleofilo Vlijter of Suriname came within inches of an equalizer when a shot of his rolled just wide of the net.
In the 16th minute of the match, Bobby Reid took a high volley and fired it into the net for Jamaica’s second goal.
After the half, in the 51st minute, Nicholson just missed a sweet cross from Alvas Powell that’s was a dream come true opportunity. The timing just wasn’t right as Nicholson’s fell, barely tapping a roller to the goalkeeper.
Match 15 Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe
Costa Rica defeated Guadeloupe 3-1 in the night cap of the evening with Los Ticos easily handling The Guava Boys from open tip to end.
The chippy match turned more violent in the 54th minute when Guadeloupe defender punched Francisco Calvo in the midsection as Costa Rice threatened to score, leaving Guadeloupe to fight out most of the second half down a man.
The Scoring began in the 6th minute, just like the first match. Costa Rica’s Jason Campbell took advantage of a misplay by Goalkeeper Yohan Thurman who hand=led a shot, but the ball fell forward close to Campbell, so put the ball in easily.
Costa Rica Scored again in the 21st minute on a solid shot by Ariel Lassiter into the net.
Guadeloupe managed to get one back in stoppage time when Raphael Mirval took a short corner kick and tapped it in off of his extended foot, making the score 2-1 going into the half.
Af the half, both teams had even state, with 3 shot on goal each coming close to 90% passing accuracy. Costa Rica dominated in the number of passes in the first half 250 to 143 for Guadeloupe.
Costa Rica scored their final goal when Celso Borges flew in to put in a cross for their 3rd goal of the night in the 70th minute, finishing the match 3-1 over the 10-man Costa Rica squad.