Posted on September 8, 2012
Here is what the Jamaica media had to say about the Reggae Boyz’ historic World Cup victory over the United States on Friday.
The front page headline:
VICTORY AT LAST!
Boyz finally bring mighty US to their knees with historic win
The back page headline:
Boyz stun USA in World Cup Qualifying thriller
Ian Burnett, Sports Editor, Jamaican Observer
Finally, the jinx has been broken and it could not have come at a better time.
In the year when the nation celebrates its 50th Independence anniversary, like the great Olympians, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, after boldly promising victory, duly delivered on a first-ever senior football victory over the mighty Americans with a well-deserved come-from-behind 2-1 victory in front of a near capacity crowd at the National Stadium last night.
The backpage headline:
Reggae Boyz record first win over US in wCQ
Ryon Jones of the Jamaica Star:
Jamaican’s senior men’s national team created history yesterday evening sinde the National Stadium as they recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win over CONCACAF powerhouse United States in an exciting World Cup qualifying match.
The Reggae Boyz’ first ever victory over their American counterparts was made possibe by free kick goals from Rodolph Austin (23rd minute) and Luton Shelton (62nd minute) after Clint Dempsey had given the Americnas the lead in the opening minute.
Audley Boyd, Assistant Editor — Sports
Finally, Jamaica’s senior men’s football team has scored a victory over the United States.
In the year when the nation celebrates its 50th year of Independence and after 19 tries, Rodlph Austin and Luton Shelton struck constrating free-kick goals in each half to hand Jamaica their historic win, a 2-1 World Cup qualifying result.
Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, U.S.A., World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Clint Dempsey, CONCACAF, Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer, Jamaica Star, Luton Shelton, Reggae Boyz, Rodolph Austin, Theodore Whitmore, World Cup qualifying