Defending champions team Jamaica, made week two of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York soccer championships extremely exciting when they trounced team Columbia 5-0. Since it was the first game of the season for these two teams, many were very surprised at the outcome while others took the opportunity to brag. “Columbia is a good team, but Jamaica was better,” shouted a Jamaican spectator. The Jamaican team was impressive and when Roland Dean, a new comer to the team, scored three of Jamaica’s five goals, the stands erupted. Also scoring for Jamaica were Jermaine Hoe and Romario Campbell who scored a goal each. The first four goals were scored during the first half of the ninety minute game; it began to look less likely that Columbia would make a comeback in the bottom of the second half though their fans waited.
The triple header Sunday line up began with Antigua and Barbuda defeating Dominica 2-0 with Jari Jackson and Kelly Frederick scoring for Antigua and Barbuda to the delight of the soccer fans. It was a challenging day for team Dominica. Nonetheless, both teams played quality soccer. In their return to the Caribbean Cup, Dominican Republic dominated St. Lucia. St. Lucia played with determination to win but it didn’t work this time. Dominican Republic emerged victorious with a 1-0 win when Herman Sanchez got one past the St. Lucian goalie.
The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the half time entertainment as well as the games. New York based deejay Tilly Beng and the emerging Marshall One, also known as the Christian Deejay performed well and proved to be quite entertaining to the numerous fans in the stands.