The Reggae Boyz will carry confidence and their winning form into the 2016 Copa America competition set for June 3 — 26 after defeating the FIFA WORLD ranked No.3 National team, the defending champions of Copa America, Chile 2-1 in May — leaving the country stunned.
In 2015, The Reggae Boyz were eliminated in the group stage of their first ever Copa America which was held in Chile. The games had set the Reggae Boyz up for some unprecedented success later that summer when they stunned the United States 2-1 in the semifinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup to become the first Caribbean team to make to the final before finishing second place behind Mexico.
With those experiences under their belt, the No. 1 Caribbean side led by Winfried Schaefer will enter Copa America Centenario with full confidence ahead of their matches in Group C against Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay. See their schedule below.
Group Matches June 3 – 14 • Quarterfinals June 16 – 18 • Semifinals June 21 – 22 • Third Place Match June 25 • Final June 26
Here’s the path for the Reggae Boyz through the Group
Jamaica’s 23 man roster | Copa America 2016
GOALKEEPERS (3): Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union, USA), Duwayne Kerr (Stjarnan, ISL), Ryan Thompson (Saint Louis FC, USA)
DEFENDERS (7): Rosario Harriott (Harbour View, JAM), Michael Hector (Reading, ENG), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls, USA), Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace, ENG), Wes Morgan (Leicester City, ENG), Damano Solomon (Portmore United, JAM), Jermaine Taylor (Portland Timbers, USA)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Rodolph Austin (Brondby, DEN), Michael Binns (Portmore United, JAM), Chevonne Marsh (Cavalier, JAM), Joel McAnuff (Leyton Orient, ENG), Garath McCleary (Reading, ENG), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lions, JAM), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution, USA), Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers, ENG)
FORWARDS (5): Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo, USA), Simon Dawkins (San Jose Earthquakes, USA), Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City, ENG), Dever Orgill (Marieham, FIN), Allan Ottey (Montego Bay United, JAM)