Jamaica sees USA friendly as warmup to their real competition

According to today's Jamaica Observer, the Reggae Boyz plan to use the April 11th friendly against the USA "as a preparatory match for the Jamaican team leading up to the June 3 friendly International against England." Coach Wendell Downswell has promised that the team will have a "good mix of foreign-based and local-based players. The JFF is exploring all possibilities of having the best players made available to for the April 11 game," he added. Hopefully this means we'll see some quality competition for our boys and not just a domestic Jamaican side. Of course, the article also states the stadium seats around 10,000 people so I'm not quite sure of the veracity of the claims in the press release this article is drawn from. Considering that Jamaica has never beaten the USA in 16 attempts, perhaps they should consider this a little more than a tuneup.