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FOOTBALL: Reggae Boyz battle USA tonight

Published:Friday | June 7, 2013 | 8:39 AM

Jamaica, rooted at the bottom of the table, will play the mighty USA in another important CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier at the National Stadium tonight. Kick off time is 8:30.

The game will be very crucial for Jamaica as after four matches the Reggae Boyz are on two points.

They will need a victory to get their campaign on track after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Mexico at the same venue on Tuesday night.

The defeat on Tuesday has put the Reggae Boyz on the brink of crashing out.

With his job on the line, head coach Theodore Whitmore says changes will be made for tonight’s game.

Football analyst Clyde Jureidini says Jamaica need to play a more compact team game in order to survive against the USA.

The Reggae Boyz are at the bottom of the six-team table on two points from four games.

Mexico are leading the group with six points from four games, while the USA, Costa Rica and Honduras are locked on four points each after three matches.

The six countries are competing for three automatic places in the FIFA World Cup finals at Brazil 2014.

The president of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell is calling on football fans to continue to support the Reggae Boyz.

Captain Burrell says, despite the team only picking up two points from four games, he is confident that the Reggae Boyz have what it takes to rebound.


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