USA 4-1 Jamaica: Christian Pulisic and Co cruise to victory over Caribbean outfit featuring SEVEN championship players as ex-West Ham star Sebastian Lletget nets a late double after Swansea’s Jamal Lowe pulled one back
- The United States took the lead through Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest
- Brendan Aaronson added a two-goal cushion before Jamal Lowe’s struck
- Former West Ham man Sebastian Lletget netted twice in just eight minutes
- Jamaica fielded seven players from the Championship in their starting line-up
- The USA had City’s Zack Steffen and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic in their team
The United States cruised to victory over fellow North American side Jamaica as former West Ham youngster Sebastian Lletget’s late double inpsired a 4-1 win.
Visitors Jamaica were mainly made up of players from English football – with seven playing in the Championship, including Watford’s Andre Gray and Bristol’s Kasey Palmer, and one from the Premiership in Fulham’s Michael Hector.
The US, led by Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and captain Zack Steffen of Manchester City, scored either side of half time – with Barcelona’s Sergino Dest scoring from distance to get them off the mark before Aaronson’s tap in.
Swansea’s Jamal Lowe pulled one back with 20 minutes to go, but it proved to be a consolation – as Lletget struck from close range to make sure of the victory.
More to follow.
Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest (left) is swamped by his US team-mates after his opener
Brendan Aaronson provided a two-goal cushion for the US shortly after the half time interval
Swansea forward Jamal Lowe (L) got one back for Jamaica to ensure a nervy finish for the US
Jamaica fielded seven players from the Championship in their starting line-up, including Blackburn’s Amari’i Bell (bottom left) and Watford’s Andre Grey (bottom right)
Bristol City defender Adrian Mariappa duels for an aerial ball with USA midfielder John Brooks
Kasey Palmer, also of Bristol, puts USA’s Kellyn Acosta under pressure during the early stages