The USMNT picked up a friendly win on Friday, shutting out Jamaica 1-0 at Finley Stadium in Tennessee. Jordan Morris scored the game's only goal in the 59th minute. The game ends a January camp that saw the team regroup after a coaching change.
USMNT coach Bruce Arena didn't disappoint with promised changes to the formation and the personnel in Chattanooga. Arena swapped out nine players and went with a 4-1-3-2 that left Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on the bench. In their place, Graham Zusi got the captain's armband and Jordan Morris and Juan Agudelo started as the forward pairing. FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman made his debut for the USMNT in the starting lineup. Arena also opted to use his goalkeeping pool, starting Luis Robles and subbing him out at the half for David Bingham.
"It was huge," Zimmerman told FS1 in the post-game. "We talked about it this whole camp. We got some good performances... especially after the draw with Serbia to put in the effort that we did... it's a great effort from the group."
-- GAME REPORT --
Match: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Jamaica
Date: Feb. 3, 2017
Competition: International Friendly
Venue: Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Weather: 38 degrees; mostly clear
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 0 1 1
JAM 0 0 0
USA - Jordan Morris (Benny Feilhaber) 58th minute
USA: 12-Luis Robles (22-David Bingham, 46); 19-Graham Zusi (capt.) (3-Brad Evans, 68), 15-Steve Birnbaum,21-Walker Zimmerman, 14-Jorge Villafaña (7-DaMarcus Beasley, 86); 20-Dax McCarty (6-Darlington Nagbe, 63); 23-Chris Pontius (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 74), 10-Benny Feilhaber (4-Michael Bradley, 62), 18-Sebastian Lletget; 8-Jordan Morris, 9-Juan Agudelo
Subs not used: 1-Nick Rimando, 2-Greg Garza, 5-Chad Marshall, 17-Jozy Altidore
Head coach: Bruce Arena
JAM: 1-Andre Blake (23-Ryan Thompson, 46); 3-Damion Lowe, 5-Alvas Powell, 6-Sergio Campbell (4-Ladale Richie, 61), 8-Oniel Fisher, 9-Ewan Grandison, (2-Rosario Harriott, 78), 10-Romario Williams (16-Jourdain Fletcher, 83), 11-Cory Burke (14-Shamar Nicholson, 83), 12-Michael Binns, 15-Je-Vaughn Watson, 18-Owayne Gordon (7-Omar Holness, 56)
Subs not used: 17-Kevon Lambert, 19-Dwayne Ambusley
Head coach: Theodore Whitmore
Stats Summary: USA / JAM
Shots: 10 / 4
Shots on Goal: 3 / 0
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 17 / 14
Offside: 2 / 0
JAM - Ewan Grandison (caution) 10th minute
Referee: Jafeth Perea (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Alejandro Camarena (PAN)
4th Official: Jose Kellys (PAN)