Shelton brace steers Reggae Boys to win over El Salvador in Washington
Luton Shelton netted a brace last evening to help Jamaica’s Reggae Boys to a morale boosting 2-0 victory over Central American side El Salvador in their friendly international at the RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
Shelton, Jamaica’s all-time leading goal scorer who now moves his tally to 34 netted in the 15th and 65th minutes of play to secure the victory for the Theodore Whitmore coached Boys who are preparing for their back to back World Cup assignment against the United States in September.
The Reggae Boys will next face Kenya in Hartford, Connecticut on August 25 in another friendly international before meeting the United States on September 7 at the National Stadium and then on September 11 in Columbus, Ohio in World Cup qualifying action.
In some other international friendlies, Michael Orozco Fiscal's 80th-minute goal steered the United States to a shock 1-0 win over Mexico at the Estadio Azteca, an historic first ever win for the Americans in Mexico. In 24 previous matches over the course of a bitter and often violent 75-year rivalry, the U.S.'s best result in Mexico was a 0-0 draw at the Azteca in 1997.
Elsewhere Canada stopped Trinidad and Tobago 2-0, Peru edged Costa Rica 1-0, Argentina ran by Germany 3-1, England carved out a 2-1 win over Italy, Spain were also 2-1 winners over Puerto Rico, while Brazil thrashed Sweden 3-0.