MORE SPORTS IN BRIEF USA Un­der-17s ar­rive Sun­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

The United States of Amer­ica (USA) Un­der-17 foot­ball del­e­ga­tion is slated to ar­rive in the is­land on Sun­day at 6:59 p.m. to play two prac­tice games against Ja­maica’s Un­der 17-team.

Matches will be played on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 2 at Sta­dium East and Sun­day, Novem­ber 6 at Winch­ester Park, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege. Both matches are at 3 p.m. and en­try is free of cost.

Since the start of the FIFA Un­der-17 World Cup in 1985, the USA has qual­i­fied for ev­ery sin­gle Un­der-17 FIFA World Cup, ex­cept for the edi­tion in 2013.

The first time Ja­maica beat the USA at any level was at the Un­der-17 stage in 2007 at the Na­tional Sta­dium, where Ja­maica won 3-2 in the 2007 CON­CA­CAF Un­der-17 tour­na­ment. Both Ja­maica and the USA are util­is­ing these two matches as vi­tal prepa­ra­tion for the 2017 CON­CA­CAF Un­der-17 Qual­i­fiers to be played next April in Panama.

The USA team will have their first train­ing ses­sion on Mon­day, Novem­ber 1 at 3 p.m. at the Univer­sity of the West Indies play­ing field, Mona Bowl. They will stage four train­ing ses­sions while in the is­land.

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