Jamaica, U.S. to Play Soccer Friendly in D.C.

Jamaica will play the United States in a friendly soccer international match next month in Washington, D.C.

Both teams are using the game, to be played on June 5 at Audi Field, as part of their preparation for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the U.S.

Jamaica has reached played in the past two Gold Cup finals, losing to 3-1 to Mexico in 2015, after defeating the U.S. in the semi-final, and going down to the U.S. 2-1 in 2017.

The U.S. capital is a familiar battle ground for both nations. They drew 1-1 in 1997, a World Cup qualifier. The Americans also beat Jamaica 2-0 in a 2011 Gold Cup quarterfinal match-up.

The Gold Cup, contested between teams in the Caribbean, North and Central America, will be played in June. Jamaica will play in Group C, alongside Honduras, El Salvador and Curaçao.