Having qualified somewhat unexpectedly through the COCACAF Championship last year, the Reggae Girlz needed penalties to finally get beyond Panama in the third-place finial and confirm their qualification.
As such, the lowest ranked nation at the tournament are a long way from being favourites.
The squad is one that has evolved over time with an incredible 16 players born in the USA and Canada in the squad adding vital depth and differing levels of experience.
An unknown quantity to those they’ll be facing in Group C, Hue Menzies’ team aren’t likely to upset the applecart but are breaking ground for Caribbean nations on the world stage.
Goalkeepers: Yazmeen Jamieson (Papakura City), Nicole McClure (Sion Swifts), Sydney Schneider (UNC Wilmington Seahawks).
Defenders: Deneisha Blackwood (Unattached), Dominique Bond-Flasza (PSV Eindhoven), Toriana Patterson (Pink Sport Time), Konya Plummer (UCF Knights), Lauren Silver (Trondheims-Ørn), Allyson Swaby (Roma), Chantelle Swaby (Scarlet Knights).
Midfield: Chinyelu Asher (Stabæk), Sashana Campbell (Maccabi Kishronot Hadera), Trudi Carter (Roma), Chanel Hudson-Marks (Unattached), Cheyna Matthews (Washington Spirit), Ashleigh Shim (Unattached), Marlo Sweatman (Szent Mihály), Havana Solaun (Klepp).
Attackers: Jody Brown (Montverde Academy), Olufolasade Adamolekun (USC Trojans), Tiffany Cameron (Stabæk), Kayla McCoy (Houston Dash), Khadija Shaw (Unattached).
Tournament debutants with a backstory involving Bob Marley’s daughter, there will be plenty of good feeling for the Reggae Girlz but the immediate outlook is a bleak one for the eclectic team. The tournament will be a successful one if Jamaica can finish with any points.
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