2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League Semi Finals

The Jamaica ReggaeBoyz will take on the US Men's National Team in the 2023/24 CONCACAF Nations League Semi Finals, March 21, 2024. The match will be played at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas USA.


Richie Bell

2/17/20243 min read

The Reggaeboyz will face the USA Men’s team in the 2024 CONCACAF Nations League semifinals on March 21, 2024. The match will be played at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas USA. Jamaica qualified for the semifinals by beating Canada on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw in the quarterfinals. The USA advanced to the semifinals by defeating Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 on aggregate in the quarterfinals1. The winner of the Jamaica-USA match will play against the winner of the Mexico-Panama match in the final on March 24, 20243.

The CONCACAF Nations League is a regional tournament that also serves as a qualification for the Copa América. Jamaica and the USA have met 28 times in international soccer, with the USA winning 17 times, Jamaica winning 4 times, and 7 draws. The last time they played was in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage, where they drew 1-1. Jamaica is ranked 55th in the FIFA World Ranking, while the USA is ranked 13th.

Some of the key players for Jamaica are Shamar Nicholson, a striker who scored three goals in the quarterfinals against Canada, Leon Bailey, a winger who plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League, and Andre Blake, a goalkeeper who plays for Philadelphia Union in the MLS, Bobby Decordova-Reid who plays for Fulham FC in the English Premier League and Demari Gray who plays as a winger for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq. Some of the key players for the USA are Christian Pulisic, a winger who plays for Serie A club AC Milan, Weston McKennie, a midfielder who plays for Juventus in the Italian Serie A, and Sergiño Dest, a defender who plays for Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven, on loan from La Liga side Barcelona. However, Dest will miss the semifinal due to a red card suspension. For the Reggaeboyz, Demarai Gray collected 2 yellow cards in the last game against Canada and subsequently received a red card and Shamar Nicholson accumulated yellow cards.

Demarai Gray in action against Guatemala, in the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter finals, July 2023. TQL Stadium, Cincinnati Ohio. Jamaica won that game 1-0

Shamar "Boza" Nicholson CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter finals, July 2023

Jamaica is coached by Heimir Hallgrímsson, a former Iceland manager who led them to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The USA is coached by Gregg Berhalter, a former USA defender who also coached Columbus Crew in the MLS.

The Jamaica-USA match is expected to be a close and exciting contest, as both teams have shown their quality and determination in the Nations League. Jamaica will hope to repeat their historic 2-1 win over the USA in the 2015 Gold Cup semifinals, while the USA will aim to defend their Nations League title.