Jamaica adds matches to 2014 schedule
Jamaica's Alvas Powell (#5) in action against visiting Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on June 4, 2013. (Photo: Mexsport)

KINGSTON, Jamaica --- The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) announced Tuesday that friendly internationals against Serbia and Canada have been added to an already busy 2014 schedule for its men’s national team.

During a press conference at the JFF offices in Kingston, President Captain Horace Burrell revealed that negotiations are well-advanced with another high-profile opponent for a game on June 4.

The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to tackle Serbia at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on May 26 and Canada in Toronto on September 9.

Away matches against Barbados (March 2), St. Lucia (March 5), Switzerland (May 30) and France (June 8) had been confirmed previously.

Captain Burrell, a CONCACAF Vice President, said the flurry of matches represents the start to an aggressive program to keep the squad active as the nation looks to qualification for Russia 2018.

"We do intend to keep shopping in the market for more games for the team,” Burrell told CONCACAF.com.  “We are serious about giving our coaching staff games against a wide variety of opponents so that head coach Winfried Schafer will have the opportunity to assess his squad in different match situations.”