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Mexico draw with Jamaica in scoreless affair

Soccer: 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup-Mexico at Jamaica Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mexico and Jamaica ground out a 0-0 draw at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado as El Tri were left to rue their lack of firepower.

Juan Carlos Osorio’s men frustrated Jamaica for long spells, but the final result leaves both teams tied in points in first place of the group, with four points.

Throughout the game, Elias Hernandez threatened and looked like Mexico’s most dangerous weapon, but Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake was rarely forced into serious action.

In addition, much of the focus was on Houston Dynamo forward Erick “Cubo” Torres, but Cubo was often lost in a sea of Jamaican defenders and isolated, as Mexico were left trying to thread crosses into a congested box.

At the end, there was to be no breakthrough. While the draw doesn’t seal Mexico a place in the quarterfinals, a draw in their final game against Curaçao would be enough. Their next game will be on Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.