Reggae Boyz kicks off COPA America Centenario versus Venezuela
The Reggae Boyz kicks off their COPA America Centenario 2016 against Venezuela. The Boyz plays Venezuela at the Soldier Field in Chicago in their opening game, set to kick off at 5pm Eastern Standard Time, 4pm Jamaican time. The Jamaican National team is coming off a good performance in a Friendly International against reining COPA America Champions Chile in 2015. Jamaica put in an excellent effort to come away with a 2-1 win in Chile, what should have been a party for the Chilean National team. In last years COPA America, the Reggae Boyz played Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay losing all matches 1-0, but in some situations the results could have been quite different. They would want to build on the latest performance, against South American opponents, last year COPA America and also reaching the Gold Cup Finals, we should be upbeat about the games ahead.
We have a strong team at this years COPA America Centenario 2016 tournament, with one of the top custodian in the Major League Soccer Goal Keeper Andre Blake standing between the posts. In Central Defense, current national captain Adrian Mariappa and captain of the English Premier League champions Wes Morgan anchoring the back line. With such fierce competition for Midfield, a good problem to have the likes of Jevaughn Watson and former captain Rudolph Austin have to be proving their worth over time. Despite not favoring Right Back Jevaughn Watson is being deployed in that position. He is capable of playing any where on the pitch in many eyes. He has the skilled to get down the wing, keep possession and everything that is right, he should be dynamic, great asset to have. Rudy is in a battle with Lee Williamson and Michael Hector for that midfield spot, which I see a great chemistry developing between Williamson and Hector, Austin may be used in tactical changes.
On the flanks we have the elusive and skillful Joel “Jobi” McAnuff and Gareth McCleary respectively. Looking to finish off things is Gil Barnes and Clayton Donaldson. Barnes and Donaldson look poised to build on recent link ups.
In my opinion we have a strong chance to get to the next round, we are very familar with Mexicans and we should want to turn the table on them from last year Gold Cup Finals, and put in a good shift against Uruguay.
GO REGGAE BOYZ!!
GO HARD & DONE!