Jamaica vs. Mexico live score, updates, highlights & lineups from CONCACAF Nations League

Win, and do it in style. That’s the difficult task facing Mexico in a tricky CONCACAF Nations League away match in Jamaica. The Reggae Boyz have typically given the Mexican national team all they can handle in past matchups.

El Tri is coming off a 3-0 win over Suriname on Saturday, and although the scoreline was more than acceptable, the manner in which the match unfolded was heavily criticized as fans at the Estadio Corona chanted “Fuera, Tata” (Tata Out) throughout the match.

Struggles in generating meaningful attacking buildup and a lack of a scoring touch in the box have been a common theme as Mexico has stumbled through a handful of friendlies against Nigeria (2-1 win), Uruguay (3-0 loss) and Ecuador (0-0 draw).

It has only ramped up the pressure on El Tri’s coach and raised the tension around the team. A misstep in Kingston would only fuel the criticism in the coming months with the next chance to take the field coming on Aug. 31.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.

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Jamaica vs. Mexico live score

  1H 2H Final
Jamaica 1 0
Mexico 1 0

Goals:
JAM — Leon Bailey (Shamar Nicholson) — 4th min.
MEX — Luis Romo (Luis Chavez) — 48th+ min.

Jamaica vs. Mexico live updates, highlights from Nations League

51st min.: Mexico clear the ball off the line! Kevin Alvarez and Luis Romo race to the Mexico goal line to prevent Shamar Nicholson’s chip over the ‘keeper from entering the back of the empty net. Big play, because that was 2-1 Jamaica. Kevin Alvarez looked to have gotten the touch.

49th min.: Yellow card for Amari’i Bell for a flailing forearm into Kevin Alvarez as they both went up for a header. Alvarez recovers after a few minutes.

46th min.: Second half is underway. No changes for either team. And the broadcast confirms it’s the last time we’ll see the black Mexico jersey with the pink touches. The green sounds like it’s coming back.

Halftime: Jamaica 1, Mexico 1

Halftime: Mexico should have scored after less than a minute, and then El Tri saw the game turn against it. The players were stunned, but as time went by they kept up the pressure and threatened on a few occasions until finally getting the goal on the last play of the half.

Jesus Gallardo (left back) and Kevin Alvarez (right back) have been active in attack. Santi Gimenez hasn’t received much service at center forward, and Luis Romo is trying to playmake from deep in central midfield. Uriel Antuna’s decision making isn’t the best on the right wing, and Orbelin Pineda is not dangerous enough on the left (he’s operating centrally). But center backs Jesus Angulo and “Cata” Dominguez look like the weakest links so far.

48th min.: Goal Mexico! On the final play of the half, Luis Chavez sends a set piece into the box and Luis Romo heads home. It’s a deserved equalizer for El Tri.

44th min.: Long stoppage in play for a Jamaica injury and both teams take advantage to regroup and rehydrate. There will a few minutes of stoppage time coming. Two minutes to be exact.

37th min.: Yellow card for Uriel Antuna for a dive in the box. Defender Amari’i Bell won that ball fair and square in the box.

35th min.: Leon Bailey takes on a defender 1-on-1 from his right wing position, enters the Mexico box, puts the ball on his left foot, and curls it just high and wide. The Reggae Boyz are dangerous in transition and they have the skill to cause problems.

24th min.: Mexico right back Kevin Alvarez with the blast from the right side of the Jamaica box and goalkeeper Andre Blake with another stop. He’s on his game today.

21st min.: Orbelin Pineda gets the ball in the box and tries to find an opening, but he pulls his shot wide left. Mexico are exerting some pressure again.

17th min.: Left back Jesus Gallardo with a great ball from the left that crosses the face of the goal and no one is there to put it in? Santi Gimenez nowhere to be found.

9th min.: Jamaica hit the crossbar! On a corner kick it’s Damion Lowe with the header and Jamaica is all over Mexico now. The visitors are on their heels.

4th min.: Goal Jamaica! Leon Bailey heads home in between two defenders. The Jamaicans sprung a transition wide left and the cross was pinpoint for Bailey who converged from his right wing position.

2nd min.: What a chance for Mexico! Luis Chavez with a point blank shot that Andre Blake saves and the ball falls to Uriel Antuna who scuffs his shot and can’t put the ball on goal with the net at his mercy. Hands in his hair.

1st min.: We’re underway.

5 mins from kickoff: The Mexican national anthem is the first one to be played in Kingston:

Jamaica vs. Mexico lineups

El Tri will have their hands full with the fleet-footed Leon Bailey and Junior Flemmings on the wings with Ravel Morrison pulling the strings. Shamar Nicholson has already shown to be a force, scoring against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in September 2021.

Jamaica starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-Andre Blake (GK) — 4-Amari’i Bell, 3-Jamoi Topey, 17-Damion Lowe, 21-Javain Brown — 22-Devon “Speedy” Williams, 19-Kevon Lambert — 12-Junior Flemmings, 10-Ravel Morrison, 7-Leon Bailey — 11-Shamar Nicholson

Jamaica subs (12): 2-Thomas, 5-Simpson, 6-Scarlett, 8-Magee, 9-Lowe, 13-Foster, 14-Chong, 15-Green, 16-Parris, 18-Bygrave, 20-Aarons, 23-Waite

Tata Martino gives Rodolfo Cota another chance in goal, while Kevin Alvarez and Jesus Gallardo are back in the lineup at fullback. Luis Chavez, who was one of the more lively players against Suriname, gets another start in midfield. 

It’s a big opportunity for Orbelin Pineda and center forward Santi Gimenez on the forward line. Uriel Antuna is likely a lock to Qatar given his game-breaking speed, but Pineda and Gimenez are definitely on the bubble.

Mexico starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 12-Rodolfo Cota (GK) — 23-Jesus Gallardo, 3-Jesus Angulo, 4-Julio Cesar “Cata” Dominguez, 2-Kevin Alvarez — 14-Luis Chavez, 7-Luis Romo, 15-Fernando “Nene” Beltran — 10-Orbelin Pineda, 9-Santi Gimenez, 22-Uriel Antuna

Mexico subs (12): Carlos Acevedo (GK), David Ochoa (GK), I. Reyes, Julian Araujo, Erick Sanchez, Erik Lira, Rodolfo Pizarro, Sebastian Cordova, Diego Lainez, Marcelo Flores, Henry Martin, E. Aguirre

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Jamaica vs. Mexico TV, live stream

  • Date: Tuesday, June 14
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+

Tuesday’s match between Mexico and Jamaica from the National Stadium at Independence Park in Kingston will be televised in the USA by Univision and TUDN, with both those Spanish-language networks available to stream on fuboTV.

The game is also available for English-language audiences on Paramount+ for subscribers.

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