thumbnail Hello,

WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • September 7, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Independence Park, Kingston
  • Referee: M. Rodríguez
  • • Attendance: 25000

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Jamaica - USA

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Jamaica - USA


The Yanks head to Kingston for a CONCACAF World Cup qualifier with the Reggae Boyz, four days before the reverse fixture in Columbus.

Jamaica (4-4-2): Miller; Mariappa, Nosworthy, Thomas, Austin; Richards, Palmer, Morrison, Watson; Johnson, Shelton


GOALKEEPERS: Jacomeno Barrett (Montego Bay United), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska)

DEFENDERS: Andrae Campbelll (Notodden), Adrian Mariappa (Reading), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford), Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo),  Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), O’Brian Woodbine (VPS)

MIDFIELDERS: Rodolph Austin (Leeds United), Jason Morrison (Aaelsund), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), Joel Senior (Harbour View), Errol Stevens (Arnett Gardens), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo)

FORWARDS: Kavin Bryan (Vicem Hai Phong), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor, Turkey), Tramaine Stewart (Aalesund)
USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Cameron, Johnson; Beckerman, Jones; Williams, Torres, Gomez; Altidore


GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Maurice Edu (Stoke City), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham Hotspur), Herculez Gomez (Santos)
  • Carlos Bocanegra is the only survivor from the last time the United States visited Kingston, a 1-1 draw in 2004. A year prior to that, Bocanegra scored one and assisted one in a 2-1 win over Jamaica at the same venue. Tim Howard and Steve Cherundolo also started that match.
  • The Jamaican roster features nine players from MLS, the American squad only five.
  • Four players on the U.S. roster switched clubs since the U.S. last played, a 1-0 win over Mexico in Azteca Stadium: Bocanegra (Racing Santander), Clint Dempsey (Tottenham), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) and Maurice Edu (Stoke).
  • Sean Johnson's parents hold both Jamaican and American passports. He previously suited up for the Reggae Boyz U-17 and U-20 teams.
  • Jermaine Jones, who leads the U.S. teams in minutes played in 2012, scored the last time these teams met, a 2-0 American win in the quarterfinal of the 2011 Gold Cup.
  • These two teams will play again four days later, in Columbus, Ohio.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head


United States


Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Jamaica JAM
Jamaica Jamaica
United States USA
United States United States

Top 3 Predictions

Jamaica JAM
2 - 1
United States USA
Jamaica JAM
1 - 2
United States USA
Jamaica JAM
0 - 2
United States USA