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Forum staff reports, Published October 11 2013

Zusi, Altidore lift United States to victory over Jamaica

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday night and clinch first place for the Americans in their World Cup qualifying group for the third straight cycle.

The U.S. (6-2-1), which clinched its seventh straight World Cup berth last month, has 19 points and a four-point lead over second-place Costa Rica (4-2-3), which lost 1-0 at third-place Honduras (4-3-2).

Jamaica (0-5-4), whose only World Cup appearance was in 1998, was eliminated.