Posted on August 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Luton Shelton struck for a brace to power Jamaica to a 2-0 win over El Salvador in an international friendly for both teams at RFK Stadium on Wednesday night.
Toronto FC striker Ryan Johnson created Shelton’s second goal.
Eliseo Quintanilla created most of the opportunities for the Central Americans, who had the backing of a partisan crowd.
The victory had to be a confidence booster for Jamaica, which will meet the United States in a home-and-home series in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying next month.
The Jamaicans will host the Americans in a Group A encounter in Kingston on Sept. 7 before taking on their foes in Columbus, Ohio four days later.
The Salvadoran are in third place in Group B and face a must-win situation in a home-and-home series with Guyana.
Photo: Ryan Johnson set up Jamaica’s second goal in its win over El Salvador. Photo courtesy of MLS, Toronto FC
Categories: Caribbean, Central America, El Salvador, Jamaica
Tags: CONCACAF, Luton Shelton, Ryan Johnson, World Cup qualifying