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Reggae Boyz kicks off COPA America Centenario

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!!
RISE UP!!
GO HARD & DONE!

COPA America Centenario Groups





Copa America Centanario Group A

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COPA America Centenario Group B

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COPA America Centenario Group C

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COPA America Centenario Group D

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Jamaica played well against Argentina



Jamaica played Argentina in the COPA America 2015 against a strong Argentina team. The first half they were out passed, out classed. Reggae Boyz wasn’t taking care of the possession and making any link up passing. Despite a lack luster attacking game, they held a nice defensive shape and did their best to contain the high power strike force of Lionel Messi, Angel DiMaria and Gonzalo Higuain. The Jamaica Reggae Boyz conceded in the 11th minute when Higuain turned between three defenders and shot pass Dwayne Miller. The half time possession was a distant 82% favor of Argentina. Jamaica started the second half with more composure making better effort to play to a plan. This continued throughout the second half and with about 20 minutes remaining the game they began to pass the ball more and linking up the forwards and midfielders.



The Reggae Boyz  showed what they got by passing the ball around winning a few corners late in the game. In my opinion we made a good account of ourselves and should use this as a momentum to go ahead be a contender in the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, where if we continue playing with this confidence we can bring home some silverware.



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Jamaica vs Argentina COPA America 2015

Jamaica vs Argentina COPA America 2015



Jamaica vs Argentina COPA America 2015 is thefinal game of Group B in the COPA America 2015. Jamaica was entered into Group B as one of two invitee teams, the other being Mexico. Reggae Boyz was at the end of 1-0 defeats to Uruguay and Paraguay. In those two games they played enough to make account of themselves, and made it worth while. In the final they take on Argentina and the great Lionel Messi, where the Reggae Boyz must be humble and take something from the game going forward into the CONCACAF Gold Cup a few days away.

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Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Jamaica000Loss
Argentina101Win

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 20, 2015 6:30 pm COPA America 2015




Jamaica

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
Duwayne KerrGoalkeeper0000
Allan Ottey0000
Westley MorganDefender0000
1Ryan ThompsonGoalkeeper0000
Adrian MariappaDefender0000
Darren MattocksForward0000
10Jobi McAnuffForward0000
21Jermaine TaylorDefender0000
3Michael HectorDefender0000
2Daniel GordonDefender0000
Alvas PowellDefender0000
12Dwayne MillerGoalkeeper0000
Shaun CummingsDefender0000
Richard DixonDefender0000
 Total 0000

Argentina

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
Sergio RomeroGoalkeeper0000
Nahuel GuzmanGoalkeeper0000
Mariano AndujarGoalkeeper0000
Pablo ZabaletaDefender0000
Facundo RoncagliaDefender0000
Ezequiel GarayDefender0000
Martin DemichelisDefender0000
Nicolas OtamendiDefender0000
 Total 0000



Brazil vs Peru COPA America 2015

Brazil vs Peru



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The COPA America 2015 schedule and results

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Brazil102Win
Peru101Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 14, 2015 6:30 pm COPA America 2015




Brazil

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000

Peru

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000



Reggae Boyz shows Signs Against Uruguay

Jamaica shows improvement despite 1-0 lost to Uruguay



Jamaica showed signs of improvement from the first whistle in their opening group B game against Uruguay in the Copa America 2015. Jamaica attending the Copa America for the first time as one of the 2 invitees to this year’s tournament. The Reggae Boyz coached by Winfried Schaefer came out confident stroking the ball around, winning the 50/50 balls and the aerial challenges. As Ray Hudson said “we should be proud of the way Reggae Boyz show up today”. The Reggae Boyz boasted by professionals playing England, was solid at the back, strong in midfield, with Rudolph Austin playing man marker on the ever dangerous Edison Cavani, who earlier in the press conference made reference to Jamaica being an African team.



Uruguay scored from a set piece taken from outside the area, heading down for Cristian Rodriguez to pass home, giving Uruguay their 1-0 lead. Darren Mattocks had the best chance of the game for the Reggae Boyz, but failed to make full contact on his shot. Nevertheless they held their own and fought to the end, with some dangerous diagonal crosses from substitute Lance Laing. Lance Laing made some deadly crosses to the elusive Gils Barnes, after coming on in the 2nd half. lance Laing and Gils Banes both an outstanding game.



It was good to see the Reggae Boyz sticking to and executing a game plan. The team coached by the “white-haired” Winfried Schaefer, had purpose in every third of the pitch. They defended well, managed midfield, with captain Rudolph Austin and Jobi McAnuff struting their stuff. The Boyz should continue this geling and chemistry as if they play like this in the rest of this Copa America tournament and the upcoming Gold Cup, they will increase their chances of winning the regions CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Jamaica will next play Paraguay on Tuesday, Paraguay came back to tie 2-2 with tournament favorites Argentina.

Colombia vs Venezuela COPA America 2015

Colombia vs Venezuela



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The COPA America 2015 schedule and results

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Colombia000Loss
Venezuela011Win

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 14, 2015 4:00 pm COPA America 2015




Colombia

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000

Venezuela

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
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Argentina vs Paraguay COPA America 2015

Argentina vs Paraguay



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The COPA America 2015 schedule and results

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Argentina202Draw
Paraguay022Draw

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 13, 2015 6:30 pm COPA America 2015




Argentina

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
Sergio RomeroGoalkeeper0000
Nahuel GuzmanGoalkeeper0000
Mariano AndujarGoalkeeper0000
Pablo ZabaletaDefender0000
Facundo RoncagliaDefender0000
Ezequiel GarayDefender0000
Martin DemichelisDefender0000
Nicolas OtamendiDefender0000
 Total 0000

Paraguay

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000



Uruguay vs Jamaica COPA America 2015

Uruguay vs Jamaica



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The COPA America 2015 schedule and results

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Uruguay011Win
Jamaica000Loss

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 13, 2015 4:00 pm COPA America 2015




Uruguay

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000

Jamaica

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
Duwayne KerrGoalkeeper0000
Westley MorganDefender0000
3Michael HectorDefender0000
19Adrian MariappaDefender0000
21Jermaine TaylorDefender0000
20Kemar LawrenceDefender0000
10Jobi McAnuffForward0000
17Rudolph AustinMidfielder0000
 Total 0000




Mexico vs Bolivia COPA America 2015

Mexico vs Bolivia



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The COPA America 2015 schedule and results

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Mexico000Draw
Bolivia000Draw

Details

Date Time Competition Season
June 12, 2015 8:30 pm COPA America 2015




Mexico

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000

Bolivia

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
 0000