Ahead of Sunday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final between USA and Jamaica, some LA Galaxy players know that it won’t be an easy match for the US.
“I wish them both the best,” midfielder Mike Magee said. “Obviously I want the USA to win, but hopefully the USA wins 1-0 so D doesn’t get scored on too many times.
“Jamaica has a good team so it’s going to be a good game. They haven’t been scored on it. [Ricketts] is a beast back there. If they want to score, they’re going to have to give it their best shots.”
Chris Birchall added: “I’m sure they’ll have a laugh after the game, but during the game, I’m sure they’ll be serious because the semifinals are at stake.
“It’s easy to switch off when the game’s going, but when there’s breaks in play and before and after the game, it’s always humorous to see a player you know so well, that you train with every day, and it’s two different nationalities.
“It’s two players who are playing great for their club team and representing their country.”