EDINBURG, Texas -- Costa Rica will try to take another step towards qualifying for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship while Jamaica looks to keep its hopes alive in a Group B encounter at H-E-B Park on Monday night.
The Costa Ricans lead the group over Canada by goal differential after they recorded an 8-0 victory over Cuba in both team's opening match on Friday night, the most goals they tallied ever in 27 CWC games in seven appearances in the competition.
Jamaica, which dropped a 2-0 decision to Canada in its opener, needs a win against a team it never has beaten.
Overall, Las Ticas has won all four encounters between the teams, outscoring the Jamaicans, 8-3, while winning three CWC matches.
Their most recent meeting was a 2-1 Costa Rica win at Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on July 21, 2018. Katherine Alvarado María Paula Salas scored for the Costa Ricans, Khadija Shaw for the Reggae Girlz. Shaw was the top-goal scorer for Jamaica during Caribbean qualifying (16).
In their most recent CWC match in 2014, the Central American side recorded a 2-1 win as Shirley Cruz and Raquel Rodriguez scored for the winners and Shakira Duncan for the Jamaicans.
In Wednesday's Group B opener, Priscilla Chinchilla, Fernanda Barrantes and Cruz scored two goals apiece for Costa Rica.
Canada will play Cuba in the second game of the doubleheader.