Today the Reggae Boyz played the United States for the 29th time and this time around it was in Europe at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The match kicked off at 12:25 PM Jamaica time. Going into the match the Jamaica National Football Federation had a contract disagreement with several of the players which lead to a starting eleven that have never played before together.
The Americans started off on the front foot and were in charge for most of the game for Jamaica was unable to keep a hold of the ball for long periods especially in the middle of the field and the defence which looked shaky.
The US scored first in the 34th minute and rocked up 2 more goals before Jamaican scored to make the match 3-1, the USA managed to score right before the final whistle in the 90th minute of the match to make it 4-1.
The American scorers were Sergino Dest, Brenden Aaronson and Sebastian Lletget who scored twice. On the other hand, Jamaica’s only goal came from the player wearing the number 17 shirt, Jamal Lowe in what was a well-completed counter-attack move.
Wee Jamaica’s starting eleven below.
As a result of this win, the USA team increased their unbeaten run to 8 and they managed to school an impressive 10 goals in their last two matches.
Jamaica managed to beat the USA only 3 times out of the 29 matches played between the two.
Several players made their national debut for the team some of whom gave a decent account of themselves, especially in the first half however the USA upped their tempo in the second half and was a class above the Boyz in yellow.
The Reggae Boyz, coached by Theodore Whitmore now ranks at 47th position in the world Fifa Rankings as of 2021 which is an improvement on their 56th spot back in 2019.
last year, we reported that the Bob Marley Foundation, which is led by Cedella Marley, engaged in a partnership with the (JFF) or Jamaica Football Federation. This partnership is aimed at assisting with the marketing and sponsorship generation for the Reggae Boyz. They are now preparing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Check out the match highlights below.