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Klinsmann's men arrive early in Jamaica
June 5th, 2013 12:46AM
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[JAMAICA-USA] The U.S. national team landed in Jamaica on Tuesday for its Friday World Cup qualifier, arriving a day earlier than usual for an away game. The coaching staff attended Jamaica's 1-0 loss to Mexico on Tuesday while Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said the early arrival was aimed at acclimating the team better than for their first away game of the Hexagonal -- a 2-1 loss at Honduras.

"We really felt it was important to get the guys here early, get settled, and get used to environment,” said Klinsmann. “We learned back in February that when you only come in two days before to place where it is 90 degrees and really high humidity, it is simply not possible to adjust. So we will get in a few training sessions and experience what the field will be like, and we will be well prepared for Friday."

The Jamaica-Mexico game that took place earlier than the other fourth-round games of the Hexagonal to accommodate Mexico's participation in the Confederations Cup.

“This is a great opportunity for us to scout Jamaica just three days before our game,” Klinsmann said before Jamaica-Mexico game. “All of the players will be able to watch, so they can build on their knowledge as well.”

The USA comes off a 4-3 friendly win over a depleted German team on Sunday.

“It gives you confidence," said U.S. captain Clint Dempsey, who scored twice against Germany. "Any time you have confidence from a win it puts more wind in your sails. You feel by getting a result against a team like this that you can go down and get the job done in these games in Concacaf. They’re going to be tough games but we prepared by playing two top teams [the USA fell, 4-2, to Belgium last Wednesday]. We’re going to make sure we get as many points in these next three games as possible and put ourselves in a good position in the table.”

After facing Jamaica on Friday, the USA hosts Panama in Seattle on Tuesday and Honduras in Sandy, Utah, on June 18.



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