The U.S. men's soccer team appeared in five straight championships of the Gold Cup soccer tournament, so fans assumed a sixth was a sure thing. It turns out they were wrong.
Jamaica on Wednesday upset the United States to become the first Caribbean country to reach the final since the inception of the 24-year-old tournament, which crowns the best team from the Caribbean, North America and Central America.
Championship and third-place ticket prices on the secondary market reacted almost instantaneously to the news, according to ticket firm TiqIQ, falling some 15 percent after it became clear the United States would not be playing in the final match of the biennial tournament. (Tweet This)