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United States Edges Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier, 2-1

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0  Updated at 8:00 am, June 8th, 2013 By:
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Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The United States erased some demons on Friday night against Jamaica.  

Brad Evans gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead with a goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to make their chances at qualifying for next year’s World Cup a little easier.

“They’re dire moments.” Evans said. “I think we can do better at certain moments, and I think everybody will tell you that from the top down. So there’s still work to be done. But three points, on the road, in a place we haven’t won, is pretty special.”

The win gave the U.S. seven points in the 10-game final round of the CONCACAF qualifying.

“It makes traveling a little easier,” a happy U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.

Costa Rica sits in first, followed by the United States, and Mexico in the standings. The United States will host Panama on Tuesday.

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