Donaldson’s Jamaica sent packing from Copa America

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Jamaica's Clayton Donaldson, center, fights for the ball against Haiti's Kim Jaggy, left, and Frantz Bertin, during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Clayton Donaldson saw his Jamaica side sent home packing from this years’ Copa America after they were beaten 2-0 by Mexico infront of 83,000 at the Rose Bowl.

In a widely entertaining game, the Reggae Boyz were made to rue their missed chances, with Donaldson firing wide in just the sixth minute after being played through one-on-one.

And only ten minutes later, Donaldson would have had his head in his hands after former United man Javier Hernandez nodded El Tri into the lead.

Donaldson was involved again just before half-time as he went to ground in the box following a rash tackle by Corona, but the referee waved away all penalty claims rather briskly indeed.

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After half-time, Donaldson was the man at the heart of the action yet again. After a couple of Mexico half-chances, Jamaica hit their opponents on the break in the 64th minute, with Donaldson driving down the right-hand side. He skipped past a couple of Mexico defenders before being brought down yet again, with this claim looking a little more convincing than the first but again, it was waved away.

It was tough on the Reggae Boyz, who’d been worthy opponents all night with Donaldson being particularly dangerous in the final third, but despite their best efforts Mexico grabbed a late second and it finished 2-0.

 

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