The Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake and Jamaica blanked Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 on Friday night to draw themselves level with Haiti in the Group B standings of the 2014 Caribbean Cup tournament. Kemar Lawrence of Harbour View F.C. got the scoring started for the Reggae Boyz with a goal in the 29th minute (Harbour View F.C. is where loanee Brian Brown and Academy prospect Justin McMaster came from), and Darren Mattocks of the Vancouver Whitecaps put Jamaica up 2-0 just before the half. Captain Rodolph Austin of Leeds United finished the rout with a header in the 88th minute.
Antigua and Barbuda, who signed ex-Union boss Peter Nowak as their technical director, can finish no higher than third in the group and will face Martinique tonight.
Blake put in a solid performance, stopping all five shots on goal he faced on the evening. Jamaica will face Haiti tonight at 8:00 PM, with the winner advancing to the Final against Trinidad and Tobago. Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba have all by virtue of finishing in the top four of this tournament qualified for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, and French Guiana and the winner of the Martinique vs. Antigua and Barbuda match will face Honduras in a playoff series to qualify for the Gold Cup. The winner of the Caribbean Cup will also qualify for the Copa América Centenario in 2016.