USA National Soccer team hosts Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz and other teams from the Caribbean

USA National Soccer team hosts Jamaica's Reggae Boyz and other teams from the Caribbean

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will face the USA  National Soccer team in Washington, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, @ at Audi Field

The U.S. Men’s National Team will open its final preparation phase for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup by hosting a rematch of the 2017 final against Jamaica on June 5 in Washington, D.C. Kickoff at Audi Field is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on FS1, UniMas, and UDN. Fans can also follow along via U.S. Soccer’s official Facebook, Twitter (@USMNT) and Instagram (@USMNT) accounts.

The Jamaicans are seeking a third consecutive trip the final of the confederation championship, having fallen to Mexico and the United States in the previous two events. They advanced to the tournament through their participation in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League qualifying. For the first time in Gold Cup history, Jamaica will host matches in the group stage, a doubleheader opening with Curacao-El Salvador before the Reggae Boyz face Honduras on June 16 at Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Learn more here

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FOOTBALLING HISTORY
A power in Concacaf’s Caribbean region, Jamaica’s rise began in the late 1980s, leading to the nation’s first major championship when it lifted the 1991 Caribbean Cup, a tournament they’ve won six times.

The Reggae Boyz’ shining achievement was finishing third in Final Round Qualifying for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, earning them their first appearance on the world’s biggest stage. While they fell in their first two matches to Croatia and Argentina, the side which featured current head coach Theodore Whitmore, won its first World Cup match when it defeated Japan 2-1 in the group finale.

Though they haven’t qualified for the World Cup since, Jamaica has performed exceptionally in CONCACAF Gold Cup play of late, advancing to each of the last two finals. In 2015, the Reggae Boyz defeated the USA 2-1 in the semifinal before falling to Mexico in the championship match. Two years later, the MNT got some revenge, using a Jozy Altidore free kick and Jordan Morris’ 88th-minute strike to take a 2-1 victory and its sixth Gold Cup title.

HEAD COACH: THEODORE WHITMORE…Read more here!


Other matches

UNITED STATES VS VENEZUELA
USA VS VEN
JUN 09 2019 – 2:00 EDT
NIPPERT STADIUM
CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA

CONCACAF GOLD CUP
UNITED STATES VS GUYANA
USA VS GUY
JUN 18 2019 – 10:00 EDT
ALLIANZ FIELD
SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, USA

CONCACAF GOLD CUP
UNITED STATES VS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
USA VS TRINIDAD& TOBAGO
JUN 22 2019 – 8:00 EDT
FIRSTENERGY STADIUM
CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA

CONCACAF GOLD CUP
PANAMA VS UNITED STATES
PAN VS USA
JUN 26 2019 – 9:00 EDT
CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, USA

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