Shaped By Soccer
I watch Jamaica games with my aunt. She still lives in Montego Bay, and we live text during every Jamaica game. She is the biggest influence in my life creatively and through football. She would always have the games on in the house and would be yelling at the players.
I remember watching the team play a friendly in Montego Bay at the old National Stadium. That stadium was right by my primary school, so I walked by those memories every day. The non-stop air horns and the waving flags made one of the best atmospheres I had ever experienced. A Reggae Boyz match on the island in the ‘90s was perhaps the best form of entertainment at the time, even with the rise of dancehall in those times.
I have traveled across the United States watching the Jamaican men’s and women’s teams play. I believe our current men’s team has the tools and players to make a similar impact to the World Cup ‘98 Jamaica team. The country needs it. This is the best Jamaican team we have fielded in a very long time. The players are young and talented. Every game they play they improve.