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Familiar foe for Clint

Posted on 23 May 2013  - 17:02

Clint Dempsey has recent experience of playing against tonight's opponents Jamaica.

Familiar foe for Clint

We take on the 'Reggae Boyz' in an exhibition match at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in The Bahamas. Kick-off is 8pm local time, 1am UK.

The match marks one of the major events in the new 15,000-seat stadium and the year-long celebration of The Bahamas’ 40th anniversary of independence.

USA striker Clint faced Jamaica in back-to-back World Cup qualifying matches in round three of the North, Central America and Caribbean zone in September.

He scored as the USA were beaten 2-1 in Kingston before winning the return match four days later. Both teams qualified for the final round - 'the Hexagonal' - and will meet again in Kingston on June 7.

That is one of three World Cup qualifiers Clint faces after this exhibition match, with Jamaica also preparing for three more matches on the road to Brazil 2014.

Clint takes on Jamaica last September

"Jamaica have a lot of good players, many of whom play in Europe," said Clint.

"They are using this match to prepare for their World Cup qualfying matches and that's exactly what I'm looking forward to as well.

"We know Jamaica are a good team and they will be ready to play."

Jamaica have some familiar names - Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday), Adrian Marriappa, Garath McClaery, Jobi McAnuff (all Reading), Rodolph Austin (Leeds), Dane Richards (Burnley), Theo Robinson and Jermain Beckford (both Huddersfield) all ply their trade in England.