Jamaican coach see a breakthrough against United States
A tie will suffice for the United States’ visit to Kingston for Friday’s World Cup qualifier. That’s nothing new, of course. The essential formula for World Cup qualifying from Argentina to Albania and all points in between: win at home, draw on the road and the sun will shine brightly on any march to the World Cup.
Of course, the other team has something to say about it.
The United States has a dependable history of draws in Jamaica. Four World Cup qualifiers there since 1994 – and four ties.
The United States has rang up victory once in that time, in 2003, but that was a friendly.
So, it’s been “mission accomplished” as Steve Sampson, Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley have taken U.S. selections in and out of Kingston.
Now, the Jamaican manager says “enough.” What coach Theodore Whitmore told the Jamaica Observer following Wednesday’s training:
Does he believe it? Or is this just part of cramming as much confidence and belief as possible ahead of Friday’s contest?
With fellows like Dane Richards, Darren Mattocks (pictured), Omar Cummings and Ryan Johnson to choose from on attack, there is certainly enough speedy substance to trouble the U.S. back line.