Jamaica’s girls take on USA, Canada In Soccer

JAMAICA’S 20-member under- 19 women football squad leaves today for the United States to
play warm-up games against the host nation and Canada in Miami.

The Jamaicans who are preparing for World Cup qualifiers in Trinidad and Tobago next
month, play the USA on Friday and the Canadians a day later. They return home the
following day. Coach Jackie Walters thinks the team is highly talented but says that
physically and mentally they have some way to go.

"They do have the talent, but the physical demands of the game, especially against teams
like USA and Canada, will be the telling factor."

"I don’t think enough demand is made of them at the school or club level, so they need to
be consistently exposed to this sort of environment if they are going to be successful at
that level," he added.

S q u a d : D e n i s e Duncan ( C a p t ) , Tameka Drummond, Marsha Stewart, K e a n a -
Shae Thomas, Iesha Mowatt, Petrona Ricketts, Sharika Evans, Kim Dunn, Philisha Lewis,
Tashana Taylor, Michelle Depass, Kesia Smith, Rita Walker, Venecia Reid, Tashana Vincent,
Jodi- Ann McGregor, Marvette Francis, Neisha Forbes, Rochelle Bryan and Hishamar Faulkner.

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