USA Vs. Jamaica, 2011 Gold Cup Quarterfinals: Jermaine Taylor Sees Straight Red Card

Jamaica's task looked tough at the start of the day, tougher when Jermaine Jones scored, and even tougher still when Landon Donovan came into the game as a substitute. Now, after going down to 10 men against the United States in their Gold Cup quarterfinal, their task appears to be next to impossible.

In the 68th minute, Jones dribbled through the center of the pitch showing off some speed that few even knew he possessed. He surged through the entire Jamaica team and appeared to be through on goal until Jermaine Taylor slid for the ball and Jones went down. Taylor completely missed and it was obvious on television replays that Jones dived, but the referee didn't see it that way and showed Taylor a straight red card for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity.

Down a goal and a man, it looks like Jamaica are headed for a Gold Cup exit. They've taken out Luton Shelton for Omar Daley in a defensive switch, responding to Taylor's sending off. Jones, who is on a yellow card and really walking the line, has since been substituted out for Maurice Edu.

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