In the last Gold Cup in 2017 that was all the way to the final for the second straight time, where Jamaica lost to the U.S. 2-1 on an 88th minute Jordan Morris goal. Blake had to leave the final in the 19th minute with a hand injury and ended up missing nearly a month of action for the Union (four games) recovering from the injury.
Blake is joined on the Reggae Boyz roster by Bethlehem Steel FC center back Jamoi Topey. The 19-year-old made his senior national team debut on March 26 against Costa Rica.
Cory Burke would have likely been part of the team if not for visa issues that have kept him from playing for the Union since late April. He’s expected to miss at least another two months waiting for a new visa.
Jamaica’s first opponent, Honduras, is coming off a disappointing 2017 Gold Cup campaign that saw them fail to generate a single goal. They were semifinalists in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Their attack is led by Houston Dynamo duo Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto and Girona FC forward Anthony Lozano.
Honduras and Jamaica have each won twice in their four previous Gold Cup meetings.
How to Watch
Where: Independence Park National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
When: 9:30 p.m. ET, Monday, June 17, 2019
TV: Fox Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes
Stream: FoxSports.com, Fox Sports app (with cable subscription) or FuboTV (affiliate link).*
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