A win or draw on the road would set the Americans up nicely for their home week in Seattle and Salt Lake City. But travel in CONCACAF is always difficult, as demonstrated by the last trip to Jamaica. The United States has a different, probably better, roster now and their tune-ups over the past ten days should prepare them well.
For Seattle Sounders fans there is immense interest in the performance of Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson, but it is also a time to prepare for Tuesday night's return of the USA to Seattle (win tickets). This USA squad continues to transition away from the 2010 World Cup roster to a younger, less tested group.
Jamaica will have Whitecap Darren Mattocks and Timbers Donovan Ricketts and Ryan Johnson. If it wasn't enough to root for the USA, there's a strong reason to root against the Reggae Boyz. They are the only winless team in the Hex.