The USMNT return to action today against Jamaica in an International Friendly that will be held in Austria. While the U-23's are competing in the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship, the US' senior squad is going to play for the second time this year. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game.
The USA have been recovering after they missed the last FIFA World Cup in 2018. With many promising players that are making huge steps in soccer's elite level, the United States have one goal in mind, which is to strengthen again and clinch a berth in Qatar 2022.
This matchup will be a challenging test for Jamaica who will face one of the powers of Concacaf that are rebuilding and keen to have success again. However, the Caribbean team is another side from the region that earned respect and has recorded remarkable results lately.
USA vs Jamaica: Match Information
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 1 PM (ET)
Location: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
USA vs Jamaica: Time by State in the US
ET: 1 PM
CT: 12 PM
MT: 11 AM
PT: 10 AM
USA vs Jamaica: Storylines and Head-to-Head
The US national team return to action in 2021 after beating Trinidad and Tobago in January. Last year, they remain undefeated in every International Friendly they played. The USMNT will face the Concacaf Nations League semi-finals in a few months, and they want to be prepared for that moment. Later, they will also have to fight for a World Cup berth.
Jamaica, on the other hand, will be playing their first match of the year. They took part in fewer games than the US in 2020, but they had some activity anyways. The Caribbean team got recognition as some of their talents appeared on Europe's top leagues, and as they became a strong side as well. Jamaica's impressive performance in the Nations League enabled them to take part in the upcoming Gold Cup 2021 and saw them being promoted to League A.
These two nations have a certain background facing each other since the '80s, and the USA has been dominant most of the games. They played 27 times, and the US claimed the victory in 16 matches, while Jamaica did it in three, and they tied in eight duels.
How to watch or live stream USA vs Jamaica in the US
The 2021 International Friendly to be played between the USA and Jamaica at Stadion Wiener Neustadt will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, ESPN2, TUDN App, and UniMás.
USA vs Jamaica: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have made their predictions and there's a clear favorite for them. FanDuel has given the USMNT odds of -380 to win the game, while a Jamaica triumph has odds of +900. A tie would result in a +400 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.