The Reggae Boyz, Jamaica’s national football
team, is headed to the U.S. to compete in qualifying matches for the CONCACAF
(Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Gold
Cup. The Reggae Boyz will be competing against Guatemala on Friday, July 8 at the
Home Depot Center in Los Angeles at 9:00 p.m., then again on Sunday, July 10,
against South Africa at 2:00 p.m. at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and against Mexico -
the reigning CONCACAF Golf Cup champions - at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at
Reliant Stadium in Houston.
The team has the opportunity to travel across America and spread some Jamaican
goodwill throughout the U.S.
“The Reggae Boyz exemplify some of our finest
ambassadors to the world, who, through their sport, embody the spirit of Jamaica.
They have become an integral element to our tourism marketing efforts and we wish
them the utmost success in their upcoming matches,” commented David Shields, Deputy
Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Jamaica is one of 12 teams, including the United States, Canada and Costa Rica that
will be competing for the eight quarterfinal positions, which will take place on
July 16 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
The Gold Cup semifinals and
finals will be held at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. on Thursday, July 21
and Sunday, July 24, respectively.
The squad will be led by goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, midfielders Jermaine Johnson
and Andy Williams, defender Claude Davis and forward Ricardo Fuller.
For more information about the Reggae Boyz visit www.thereggaeboyz.com.