Boyz cruise to 3-0 win over Cuba

(L) Jamaica’s Adrian Mariappa (left) battles Cuba’s Cricheell
Hernandez in Monday’s international friendly at the Montego
Bay Sports Complex.
(R) Jamaica’s Rudolph Austin powers his way through the midfield after getting past Cuba’s
Alejandro Reyes in Monday’s international friendly at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Jamaica
won the game 3-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

CATHERINE HALL, St James -- Jamaica's Reggae Boyz continued their good build up to a busy summer competition schedule after easing past Cuba 3-0 in a friendly international at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on a wet and cool Monday night. Three days after getting by a much tougher Venezuelan outfit ... Read More

The St Bess Football Club collect their cheque from Andrew Anguin (third left), brand manager-
Guinness, at the Santa Cruz Transport Centre on Sunday. St Bess FC crowned Guinness Street Football parish champions
ST Bess Football Club were crowned parish champions for St Elizabeth on Sunday, after defeating Youn ... Read More

Black Star edge Holland in first-leg semi-final
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- The semi-final matchups in the St Elizabeth/Charley's JB Overproof Rum M ... Read More

Jamaica’s Phillip Peddie (#10) tries an overhead kick under pressure from his El Salvadoran opponent during Monday’s
game. (PHOTO: MANUEL QUEIMADELOS/BEACHSOCCER.COM) El Salvador survive scare to complete comeback against Jamaica
THE 7-4 win for El Salvador over Jamaica was in doubt for the hosts for much of the match as they fa ... Read More

Moores, Woodhall advance to Major League semi-finals

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, April 01, 2015    

MAY PEN, Clarendon -- Newcomers Moores United and Woodhall are through to the semi-finals of the Clarendon/Captain's Bakery Major League, following the latest set of games in Zone Two. Moores defeated Original Hazard 3-1 to increase their tally to 10 points from four games, while Woodhall stopped Four Paths 2-1 to sit one point behind the group leaders, also from four matches. With only one round of games left in this zone, neither side can be surpassed by the chasing pack. The closest team to ... Read More

Portmore seize initiative in Major League semi-final

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, April 01, 2015    

PORTMORE United's bid to secure immediate return to the top flight gathered pace on Sunday after the Sunshine City side blanked Newland FC 2-0 in the first leg of their St Catherine Major League semi-final. Cleon Pryce and Paul Wilson were on target either side of half-time to give Linval Dixon's side the upper hand going into Saturday's return leg. The former Premier League champions only need to avoid a defeat greater than 1-0 in that game to secure a place in the championship game. In the ... Read More

Riders FC gallop away with St Ann Futsal title

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Adrian Dallas (left) and goalkeeper
Carlton Russell of Lewis Strikers
look on helplessly as the ball heads
towards the goal.

Defending champions Parry Town FC relinquished their title after suffering a 4-9 defeat at the hands of Riders FC in the St Ann parish knockout final of the LIME National Street Futsal Competition at Bucksfield Plaza on Sunday. The Fern Grove-based Riders FC took home the championship trophy and $150,000, while Parry Town FC, who were the first parish champions to make it this far since the start of the tournament, took home $50,000. Riders FC have now joined St Thomas champions Bath Sports Cl ... Read More

Jamaica surge late to make quarter-finals

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Jamaica’s Jermaine Anderson (right) being challenged for the ball by his Belizean opponent during their game on Sunday in El

Jamaica progressed to the quarter-final round of the CONCACAF stage of the Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifying Tournament in El Salvador by beating plucky Belize 8-5 on Sunday. The Jamaicans were scheduled to play quarter-finalists El Salvador in the Group A decider late yesterday, with both teams locked on six points. In Sunday's clash, Belize seemed to be in great position to surprise their opponents and earn their first win and points of the tournament, but Jamaica took the lead in the final ... Read More

It's Man Utd or no-one, says Dortmund's Hummels

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Georgia's forward Levan Mchedlidze (L) vies for the ball with Germany's
defender Mats Hummels. AFP PHOTO

Manchester United-target Mats Hummels has said if he ever transfers abroad it will only be to the Red Devils after telling Borussia Dortmund he is weighing up his future options. Borussia's captain, 26, has a Dortmund contract until 2017, but has long been courted by United, whose current manager Louis van Gaal is looking for a defensive leader with the English giants poised to table a bid, according to UK media reports. Germany centre-back Hummels told Monday's edition of German magazine Kick ... Read More

Japan's baby-faced assassins rout Uzbekistan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Japan flag

Goal-hungry Japan floored Uzbekistan 5-1 with an explosive performance in a friendly on Tuesday, with young guns Takashi Usami and Gaku Shibasaki pointing to a bright future for the Blue Samurai. Shibasaki scored Japan's third on 80 minutes with an outrageous lob from just inside the Uzbekistan half, before fellow substitute Usami capped a superb cameo by slamming in a fourth soon afterwards. Toshihiro Aoyama triggered the rout after just six minutes in Tokyo with a sumptuous long-range volley ... Read More

10-man USA hold Swiss to a draw

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Switzerland's Valentin Stocker celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO

Valentin Stocker's goal 10 minutes from time secured Switzerland a 1-1 draw with the United States in Zurich on Tuesday although the hosts will be kicking themselves at not having won as their opponents played the last 22 minutes with just 10 men. The United States -- who won the last meeting betwene the two sides 1-0 in Basel in 2007 -- went down to 10 players when striker Jozy Altidore was sent off in the 68th minute. The 25-year-old Toronto marksman -- whose World Cup finals last year ended ... Read More

Fellaini gives Belgium edge over Israel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Marouane Fellaini's early goal proved sufficient to give 10-man Belgium a 1-0 win over hosts Israel in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday and see them leapfrog both their opponents and Wales to top Group B. Fellaini's ninth minute goal -- his 12th for the 'Red Devils' which sees him become the highest scorer for the national side of players still playing -- was just enough as the visitors had to play out the last 30 minutes after captain Vincent Kompany was sent off for a second bookable offe ... Read More

Netherlands too strong for lacklustre Spain

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

The Netherlands once again proved too good for an under-par Spain as goals from Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaasen handed the hosts a 2-0 friendly win in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Spain were hoping to exact revenge for the 5-1 thrashing they suffered at the hands of the Dutch at last year's World Cup, but their chances were undone by two goals in the opening 15 minutes. De Vrij rose highest to head home Wesley Sneijder's in-swinging cross before Klaasen was given an alarming amount of space inside th ... Read More

Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015    

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend came off the bench to steal the limelight from club-mate Harry Kane with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Tuesday. England manager Roy Hodgson was forced to hand Spurs sensation Kane his full debut alongside Wayne Rooney due to injuries to both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck. But while the 21-year-old Kane failed to shine, Townsend made the most of his 20-minute appearance beating Gianluigi Buffon with a fine strike 11 minutes from f ... Read More



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