Date: Thursday, February 16th
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific, 7:30 PM Central, 8:30 PM Eastern
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Tex.)
Jamaica looks to have one final tune-up before the start of the Caribbean Cup, facing off against Honduras tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium - home of the Houston Dynamo. In their last outing, Jamaica was defeated 1-0 against the United States in a friendly in Chattanooga, Tennessee back on February 3.
Expect the Reggae Boyz to use a lot of players based in the United States and Jamaica, as MLS and USL are still in their preseason. Two players in the Philadelphia Union’s system - goalkeeper Andre Blake and forward Cory Burke - are expected to start. While Blake has been a mainstay of the club, Burke is quickly making a name for himself on the national side. The Bethlehem Steel FC forward has two goals in his three appearances for Jamaica.
Honduras is getting in one last tune-up prior to their World Cup qualifying match against the United States on March 24. Honduras too will be using mostly domestic players, with more internationally recognizable players left to play with their professional clubs.