Reggae Boyz lose 2-0 against El Salvador at Nations League Qualifying
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz suffered an away 2-0 defeat against Central American outfit El Salvador in their final match of the Concacaf Nations League qualifying play-offs on Saturday night.
The game was played at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador.
The defeat represents the first for the Reggae Boyz who entered the game with three straight victories and fifth by an inferior goal difference in the standings.
El Salvador, which entered the game 14th in the standings with six points, have now joined the Reggae Boyz on nine points.
Following the qualifying rounds, teams will be placed in Leagues A, B, and C of the three-tier Concacaf Nations League.
The Concacaf Nations League embraces a promotion and demotion system and will serve to seed teams and serve, importantly, as a qualifying platform for the expanded Gold Cup, which will have for the first time 16 teams for 2019 edition.
The slip-up could easily cost the Reggae Boyz League A qualification were they not to end in the top-six of the standings.
Prior to the match against El Salvador, the Reggae Boyz had defeated Cayman Island 4-0 at the National Stadium in Kingston in their opening game followed by a 6-0 thrashing of Bonaire in Curacao and a 2-1 victory against Suriname at Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay.