The Jamaican national team have only lined up one friendly before the start of the Gold Cup. That one friendly will be against the United States on June 5th. And as usual, New York Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence will be part of the mix.
Lawrence was one of 23 players called to face the USMNT and one of twelve players to play for US-based clubs (five MLS and seven USL Championship).
USA vs #ReggaeBoyz | Wednesday, June 5th| Audi Field | 6:06 pm | Here’s the Jamaica Senior Men’s Team 23-player Reggae Boyz Squad.#JFFLive#ReggaeBoyz#StrikeHard#MakingHistory pic.twitter.com/MKk4x7zYef
— Official J.F.F (@jff_football) May 31, 2019
Lawrence has 49 caps for the Reggae Boyz since his debut in November 2013. He has three goals during that time.
After their US friendly at Audi Field in D.C., they open their Gold Cup account against Honduras at home in Kingston on June 17th. To finish off the group stage, they return to the US to square off with El Salvador in Frisco, TX on June 21st and Curaçao in LA on June 25th.
The Red Bulls have matches on June 1st and June 8th, so the US friendly could factor into Lawrence’s readiness for Philadelphia in the latter of the two matches.
Photo by Bill Twomey Photography