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SANTA CLARA — One deceptive free kick that curled wickedly over a five-man wall changed the complexion of the Gold Cup final at Levi’s Stadium. Kemar Lawrence’s stunning 24-yard shot Sunday night sent Jamaica to a 1-0 victory over heavily favored Mexico, a triumph that marks one of the Reggae Boyz’ greatest in history. Jamaica advanced to the final Wednesday night against the United States, which had defeated Costa Rica 2-0 a day earlier in the other semifinal game. Jamaica spoiled a highly anticipated U.S. – Mexico showdown that would have matched the powers of the Central and North American and Caribbean region known as CONCACAF. The Gold Cup that is held every two years is the region’s main
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For a decade and a half, the U.S. and Mexico have been the region’s unchallenged soccer powers. The Americans have won the last three World Cup-qualifying tournaments, a competition Mexico leads this year. Mexico has won three of the last four Gold Cups, beating the U.S. in the final twice. But that exclusive club is expanding. Because when Jamaica’s Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute of Sunday’s Gold Cup semifinal at the Rose Bowl, it not only knocked Mexico out of the competition, 1-0, it served noticed that the tiny Caribbean nation is beginning to elbow its way into the conversation. “The best way I could put is the biblical story, David slew Goliath,” Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore