Photo: Reggae Girlz team picture (file photo)
Jamaica’s leading goal scorer and one of the best players in the women’s game this season, Khadijah Shaw, is set to miss the Summer Series hosted by the US Soccer.
Shaw has asked for time to rest and recover from niggling injuries after a long and difficult campaign in France with Bordeaux and so will miss the tournament with begins on June 10th.
In preparation for the two upcoming international friendly games as part of the 2021 Women's National Team Summer Series hosted by the US Soccer, Jamaica's National Senior Women's team will gather in camp in Houston starting June 4th. The camp will last until June 7th then the delegation will move to the host hotel.
Jamaica will play number 38 ranked team Nigeria on June 10th and World champions USA on June 13th. Both games will be played at the BBVA stadium in Houston, Texas. The games will be the first for the Jamaican team since they participated in the Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers in February 2020.
The Final squad which is listed below, is experienced with fourteen World Cup veterans included.
The local delegation from Jamaica will depart on Thursday, June 3 out of Montego Bay at 2:20pm.
Once the teams arrive in Houston both for training camp as well as tournament, they will operate under a highly controlled environment that will include testing on arrival for the camp and testing at the host hotel. The staging of the official trainings and matches will fall under the comprehensive US Soccer Return to Play Protocols and Guidelines and in accordance with Concacaf Return to Play Protocols. The JFF has also developed protocols for the training camp in keeping with these Guidelines.
The pre-tournament camp which is mainly financed by the JFF has received support from the Bob Marley Foundation, the Reggae Girlz Foundation, Cool Runnings based in Houston, Arm Wave and Wisynco with its Wata brand.
The full squad is listed below:
SYDNEY SCHNIEDER, Washington Spirit FC USA 2, REBECCA SPENCER Tottenham Hotspurs FC UK 3, CHANTELLE SWABY Glasgow Rangers SCOTLAND, KONYA PLUMMER Orlando Pride USA, ALLYSON SWABY AS Roma ITALY, DENEISHA BLACKWOOD Houston Dash USA 7, HAVANA SOLAUN Carolina Courage USA, CHINYELU ASHER Washington Spirit FC USA, OLUFOLASADE ADAMOLUKEN University of Southern California USA, DREW SPENCE Chelsea FC UK, PEYTON MCNAMARA Ohio State University USA, SASHANA CAMPBELL Petah Tikva ISRAEL, TIERNNY WILTSHIRE Maccabi Emek Hefer ISRAEL, JODY BROWN Florida State University USA, SHANIA HAYLES Aston Villa WFC UK , GABRIELLE GAYLE South Alabama USA 17, KAYLA McCoy Training with Glasgow Rangers SCOTLAND, VYAN SAMPSON Charlton FC UK, CHEYNA MATTHEWS Racing Louisville USA, YAZMEEN JAMIESON Unattached CANADA, TIFFANY CAMERON Ferencvaros HUNGARY, MIKAYLA DAYES University Of Maryland USA, SATARA MURRAY FC Austin Elite USA.