Our prediction for this match:
Wiener Neustadter Stadion will host Thursday’s friendly between United States of America and Jamaica. The Yanks are eyeing their fourth consecutive win, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Since USA crushed Trinidad & Tobago 7-0 in their previous friendly, it is no wonder Gregg Berhalter’s troops are seen as favourites to beat Jamaica.
The Reggae Boyz, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia, but they will have a mountain to climb in Thursday’s clash against the high-flying Yanks. Even though Juventus rising star Weston McKennie is out of contention, we are tempted to put our money on USA, who scored 19 goals in total in the previous three friendly games. When the two national teams met at the 2019 Gold Cup USA recorded a 3-1 win over Jamaica.
Highlighted Player (Weston McKennie):
After starting his youth career at FC Dallas, Weston McKennie moved to Germany in the summer of 2016, signing a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. The American footballer made his Bundesliga debut on May 20, 2017, coming as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match.
The talented midfielder scored his first goal in the German elite division on August 6, 2018 in a 2-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Speaking of his international career, the Schalke footballer made his debut with United States of America on November 14, 2017 in a friendly against Portugal, finding the net on his debut.
Weston McKennie has two caps for the USA U20 team as well. His main position is central midfield, but he used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. The USA international was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on August 28, 1998. His preferred foot is right.