Jamaica women's national football team

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Jamaica
Nickname(s) Reggae Girlz
Association Jamaica Football Federation
Head coach Hue Menzies [1]
FIFA code JAM
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FIFA ranking
Current 53 Increase2.svg 11 (7 December 2018) [2]
Highest53 (December 2018)
Lowest128 (November 2010)
First international
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 1–0 Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svg
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 17 April 1991)
Biggest win
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 14–0 Saint Lucia  Flag of Saint Lucia.svg
(San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic; 20 June 2014)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 11–1 Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svg
(Brazil; 18 July 2007)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10–0 Jamaica  Flag of Jamaica.svg
(Canada; 19 August 1994)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019 )
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2002 )
Best result3rd place (2018)

Jamaica women's national football team is nicknamed the 'Reggae Girlz'. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Caribbean region along with Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti. In 2008 the team was disbanded after they failed to get out of the group stage of Olympic Qualifying, which notably featured the United States and Mexico. The program was restarted in 2014 after nearly a six-year hiatus. They finished second at the 2014 Women's Caribbean Cup losing 1–0 against Trinidad and Tobago in the final. The team is backed by ambassador Cedella Marley, the daughter of the late Bob Marley, she aids in raising awareness for the team and encourages development as well as providing for it financially. [3] Jamaica qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time ever in 2019.

The Trinidad & Tobago women's national football team is commonly known in their country as the "Soca Princesses", but they prefer to be called the Women Soca Warriors. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Caribbean region along with Jamaica and Haiti. Trinidad & Tobago women's national football team is currently coached by Richard Hood, who replaced Randy Waldrum in 2016.

The Haiti women's national football team participates in several competitions including the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. The team also participates in qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup and Olympic Games, although they have not succeeded in qualifying for either tournament. The team is controlled by the Fédération Haïtienne de Football. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Caribbean region along with Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Haiti women's national football team is currently coached by Shek Borkowski who is also the coach of the under 17 and under 20 teams.

United States womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

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History

1990s

On 17 April 1991 the team had their first international match against Haiti, which they lost 1–0. [4]

In August 1994, the Reggae Girlz were defeated by the United States team with a final score of 10–0. [4]

2000s

In 2002, the Reggae Girlz qualified for the Women’s Gold Cup, but lost all of their preliminary round games.

In 2006, the team qualified for the Women’s Gold Cup again and finished in fourth place. [4]

2010s

In 2010, due to lack of funding, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) cut the senior women’s program as well as the women’s Olympic program. The team was then unable to participate in the qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. [5]

In 2011, due to inactivity for more than 3 years, Jamaica went unranked in the FIFA Women's World Rankings. [6]

The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.

In April 2014, Cedella Marley was named the team’s official ambassador and as such she helped the team with their fundraising efforts. [7]

On 24 June 2014, the team launched the fundraising campaign "Strike Hard for the Reggae Girlz!" [8] to raise $50,000 to pay for practices, travel expenses, housing, nutrition, and equipment in preparation for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship where they hoped to secure a spot at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. [9]

In July 2014, it was announced that Jamaica was looking for players with Jamaican heritage in countries as far as the United Kingdom in order to improve their squad for the 2014 Women Caribbean Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. [10]

They again went unranked by FIFA in June 2017. [11]

In May 2018, Jamaica began the first round of Caribbean Zone qualifying, this was the first time the team had assembled in two years. [12] Jamaica won their group and advanced to the final round of Caribbean Zone qualifying. They hosted the final round tournament and won all four games securing their spot at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship. [13]

In 2018 Jamaica also competed in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. In the group stage they had a record of one win and two losses and did not advance to the knockout round. [13]

At the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship Jamaica was drawn into Group B alongside Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. In their first match against Canada, they played well but lost 2-0. Jamaica secured an upset 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their second match, thanks in part to the great play of goalkeeper Sydney Schneider. [14] In their final group match against Cuba, Jamaica won 9-0. As a result of Costa Rica losing their final group match, Jamaica finished second in their group and advanced to the semi-finals where they would face the number one ranked United States. [15] The US defeated Jamaica 6-0, in the semi-final. Jamaica won the third place match against Panama on penalty kicks and secured a spot at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Jamaica is the first Caribbean nation to ever qualify for a Women's World Cup. [16]

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of France.svg 2019 Qualified-------
Total1/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CONCACAF Women's Championship & Gold Cup record

Women's Gold Cup
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of Haiti.svg 1991 Group Stage3003112−11
Flag of the United States.svg 1993 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1994 Fifth Place3003222−20
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1998 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2000 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Group Stage3003113−12
Flag of the United States.svg 2006 Fourth Place310227−5
Flag of Mexico.svg 2010 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2014 Group Stage310285+3
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Third Place52121210+2
Total6/102041152669−43
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Match Schedule

2018

2019

Players

Up-to-date caps, goals, and statistics are not publicly available; therefore, caps and goals listed may be incorrect.

Current squad

The following 24 players were named to the squad for friendlies against Flag of Chile.svg  Chile on February 28 and March 3, 2019. [18]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Sydney Schneider (1999-08-31) 31 August 1999 (age 19)80 Flag of the United States.svg UNC Wilmington Seahawks
131 GK Nicole McClure (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 29)70 Ulster Banner.svg Sion Swifts WFC
231 GK Chris-Ann Chambers (1995-10-24) 24 October 1995 (age 23)20 Flag of Jamaica.svg UWI F.C.

32 DF Cachet Lue (1997-03-26) 26 March 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota Golden Gophers
42 DF Chantelle Swaby (1998-08-06) 6 August 1998 (age 20)70 Flag of the United States.svg Rutgers Scarlet Knights
52 DF Konya Plummer (captain) (1997-08-02) 2 August 1997 (age 21)141 Flag of the United States.svg UCF Knights
62 DF Christina Chang (1985-06-13) 13 June 1985 (age 33)72 Flag of the United States.svg FC Surge
122 DF Sashana Campbell (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 28)72 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
142 DF Deneisha Blackwood (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 22)112 Flag of the United States.svg West Florida Argonauts
162 DF Dominique Bond-Flasza (1996-09-11) 11 September 1996 (age 22)110 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV
172 DF Allyson Swaby (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 22)70 Flag of Italy.svg Roma
252 DF Chanel Hudson-Marks 14 September20Unattached

23 MF Lauren Silver (1993-03-22) 22 March 1993 (age 25)18 Flag of Norway.svg Trondheims-Ørn
73 MF Chinyelu Asher (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 25)213 Flag of Norway.svg Stabæk
83 MF Cheyna Matthews (1993-11-10) 10 November 1993 (age 25)20 Flag of the United States.svg Washington Spirit
93 MF Marlo Sweatman (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 (age 24)113 Flag of Hungary.svg Szent Mihály
183 MF Havana Solaun (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 26)10 Flag of Norway.svg Klepp
193 MF Laura Jackson (1991-01-17) 17 January 1991 (age 28)10Unattached
203 MF Giselle Washington (2001-04-03) 3 April 2001 (age 17)122 Flag of the United States.svg Concorde Fire SC
243 MF Tiffany Cameron (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 27)20Unattached

104 FW Jody Brown (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 16)128 Flag of the United States.svg Montverde Academy
114 FW Khadija Shaw (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 22)1415 Flag of the United States.svg Tennessee Lady Volunteers
214 FW Olufolasade Adamolekun (2001-02-21) 21 February 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of the United States.svg United Soccer Alliance
224 FW Kayla McCoy (1996-09-03) 3 September 1996 (age 22)20 Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the past 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.
Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Yazmeen Jamieson (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 20)30 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Unionville-Milliken SC Training camp, January 2019
GK Teleisha Campbell (1986-07-06) 6 July 1986 (age 32) Flag of Jamaica.svg Arnett Gardens 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE

DF Shayla Smart (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 18)UnattachedTraining camp, January 2019
DF Toriana Patterson (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 25)80 Flag of Italy.svg Pink Sport Time Training camp, January 2019
DF Jadyn Matthews (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 19) Flag of the United States.svg Cornell Big Red Training camp, January 2019
DF Chyanne Dennis (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 19) Flag of the United States.svg South Florida Bulls Training camp, January 2019
DF Siobhan Wilson (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 24)00 Flag of Italy.svg Sassuolo Training camp, January 2019
DF Victoria Huxtable 00 Flag of the United States.svg Richmond Spiders Training camp, January 2019
DF Vyan Sampson (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of England.svg West Ham United Training camp, January 2019
DF Natasha Douglas (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 29) Flag of Jamaica.svg Waterhouse 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
DF Jayda Hylton-Pelaia (1998-05-30) 30 May 1998 (age 20) Flag of the United States.svg East Carolina Pirates 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
DF Erin Mikalsen (1999-06-21) 21 June 1999 (age 19) Flag of the United States.svg East Carolina Pirates 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
DF Gabrielle Gayle (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 18) Flag of the United States.svg Daytona State College 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
DF Davia Smith (1991-01-28) 28 January 1991 (age 28) Flag of Jamaica.svg Barbican 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

MF Tarania Clarke Flag of Jamaica.svg Waterhouse Training camp, January 2019
MF Shanise Foster (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 25) Flag of Jamaica.svg Arnett Gardens Training camp, January 2019
MF Ashleigh Shim (1993-11-11) 11 November 1993 (age 25)Unattachedv. Flag of Panama.svg  Panama, 17 October 2018
MF Rachelle Smith (1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Florida Gators 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
MF Sherice Clarke (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 18)Unattached 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
MF Latoya Duhaney 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification

FW Trudi Carter (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 24)123 Flag of Italy.svg Roma v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 14 October 2018
FW Jazmin Grant (1999-04-20) 20 April 1999 (age 19) Flag of the United States.svg Houston Cougars 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Mireya Grey (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 20) Flag of the United States.svg Washington Huskies 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Kevena Reid (1998-09-18) 18 September 1998 (age 20)Unattached 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Shantell Thompson (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg West Florida Argonauts 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Keona Simmonds 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification

Notes:

Records

As of December 31, 2018
Players in bold text are still active with Jamaica.

Managers

NameNatPositionYear
Grace Butterfield Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica National Senior Women's Team Manager1991
Jean Nelson Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica National Women's Teams Manager [19] [20] 1994
Jacqueline Cummings Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica National Women's Team Asst Manager1994
Elaine Walker-Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica National Senior Women's Team Manager2014
Jean Nelson Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica National Women's Teams Manager2009–Present


Jamaica Women's Football Association
NameNatPositionYear
Jean Nelson Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Women's Football Association President1991
Elaine Walker-Brown Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Women's Football Association President1994

Current coaching staff

NameNatPosition
Hue Menzies Flag of Jamaica.svg [21] Head coach
Andrew Price [22] Flag of Jamaica.svg Assistant coach
Lorne Donaldson Flag of Jamaica.svg Assistant coach
Hubert Busby Jr. Flag of Jamaica.svg Goalkeeping coach
Will Hitzelberger Flag of the United States.svg Physical Trainer
Jason Henry Flag of Jamaica.svg Physical Trainer
Dr Lori-Ann Miller Flag of Jamaica.svg Team Doctor
Saundria Codling Flag of Jamaica.svg Physiotherapist
Omar Folkes Flag of Jamaica.svg Equipment Manager
Sheridan Samuels [23] Flag of Jamaica.svg Head of delegation

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