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Copa America Group C Recaps - Watson, Jamaica Eliminated; Mexico, Venezuela Advance

Revs defender Je-Vaughn Watson and the Reggae Boyz were eliminated from the tournament along with Uruguay on Thursday night.

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VenNew England Revolution defender Je-Vaughn Watson and Jamaica are out of Copa America after a 2-0 loss to Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, last night.

Watson went 90 minutes in defense, starting the game at left back and was the only player cautioned in the game following a 27th minute foul against El Tri's Javier Hernandez. The versatile player was praised by FS1 analyst Stuart Holden for his versatility not only for his country but in MLS, having played multiple positions in midfield and defense for both club and country in his career. He also did this to Raul Jimenez:

It was Chicharito himself who opened the scoring in the 18th minute when his shot from the left side of the box beat Andre Blake in the Jamaican goal. Oribe Peralta sealed it with a similar effort in the 81st minute, this shot pinging off the post past a diving Blake who made 3 saves in the loss.

Jamaica's two losses and zero points after two games means they have no chance of catching Mexico or Venezuela at six points after Venezuela's 1-0 upset win over Uruguay yesterday.

Venezuela's goal started out as an attempt from distance to chip keeper Fernando Muslera, however the Uruguayn netminder was able to tip the ball onto the cross bar. Solomon Rondon however was there to smash home the rebound as Muslera was unable to recover and Uruguay would loose without star striker Luis Suarez ever seeing the field.

Mexico and Venezuela will play on Monday, June 13th at NRG Stadium in Houston to settle the winner of Group C. Currently Mexico holds an edge on goal difference and can would win the group with only a draw and the winner of the group will face the runner-up of Group D in the quarterfinals.

Watson and Jamaica will play Uruguay on the 13th in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.