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Schmid sees desperate Jamaica in wide-open game with USA

USSF100The U.S. returns to World Cup qualifying today with a 6:30 p.m. match at Jamaica (on the English feed of beIn Sport, so good luck with that).

Sounders Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson are on the U.S. roster and could start.

We asked Sounders coach Sigi Schmid today what he expects from the match:

It’s a big game. It’s a big game. When Jamaica played Mexico, a tie was maybe what they were looking for in that game. Now that they lost to Mexico, I think Jamaica needs to win. For the U.S. it’s a more dangerous game because Jamaica is going to be more open, they’re going to throw a little more caution to the wind, they’re going to get after the U.S. a little bit -- the defense is going to be under a little more of a test. It also means that the U.S. is going to have space to counter into and take advantage of maybe the holes that will exist in the Jamaica defense. I expect it to be more of a wide-open game than the game was on Tuesday and should be a lot of fun. It should be a very desperate Jamaica team.