Boca Raton Football Club will take on the Jamaican National Team as the Reggae Boys prepare for Copa America Centenario this summer in the United States.
“Playing a team like Jamaica just adds to the commitment we have towards our players and the level of professionalism we hope from this club,” says team president, Douglas Heizer. “We are excited to add Jamaica to an all-star cast of teams we have played in our one year of existence.”
Led by Wes Morgan, who is the captain for the English Premier League Champions Leicester City, the star-studded Jamaican National Team will take on Boca Raton FC on May 30, at American Heritage High School in a closed-door scrimmage.
Jamaica qualified once for the FIFA World Cup, in 1998. It is, along with United States, Honduras and Costa Rica, one of the rare teams from the CONCACAF region to draw against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier match.
“Playing a team of this magnitude will be tremendous for our preparations for this season,” says coach Pedro Yunes. “The team has been playing well together and will now have a huge test versus Jamaica.”
After beating the United States Men’s National Team in the semifinals in Atlanta, Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to reach a CONCACAF Gold Cup Final where they took on Mexico and lost 3-1.
Jamaica begins their Copa America run on Sunday, June 5 as they take on Venezuela.