Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
Only 14 teams have secured themselves positions for the World Cup, which will be held next summer in France: Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Paraguay, Norway, Romania, Cameroon, South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, Brazil, and the host country. Today, the USA vs. Jamaica World Cup Qualifier will help determine who gets one of the 18 remaining spots. The Jamaicans will be attempting to become the first Caribbean nation ever to qualify for the World Cup finals. The Reggae Boyz failed to win any of their first four games, and they received a wake-up call early on from Mexico when they were mauled 6-0. Since then, however, they have been steadily rising up the standings and currently hold the No. 2 position among the six nations vying for the three qualifying slots for the CONCACAF region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. The U.S.A. is right on their heels at No. 3, with Mexico leading the group. Jamaica has never won a game against the U.S., so this should be one helluva match. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium, 22nd & E. Capitol Sts. $18-50. (202) 547-9077. (Julie Gouveia)