Posted on October 11, 2012
Jamaican interational striker Ryan Johnson has some bit of advice for any team that plays at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium:
avoid the middle of the field.
The United States takes on Antigua & Barbuda in a CONCACAF Group A World Cup qualifier on Friday night.
“The field is not in really good shape, he said. “The middle of the patch was really rough.”
When the Reggae Boyz played down there in June — a scoreless draw — Johnson said it was difficult to control the ball.
“Underneath your feet it was like literally concrete,” he said in a recent interview. “It felt like the ground was so hard. Once you got to the outside of the middle of the field, it was actually a decent pitch. But it’s getting through that patch. It’s tough. You don’t want to be dealing with it, playing through the match.”
Sounds like a team would have to resort to a lot of wing play.
“Yeah, exactly,” he said.
Categories: Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Jamaica, U.S.A., World Cup Qualifying