Jamaica’s Under-20 footballers whipped Aruba 7-1 in Florida on Thursday night to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the next round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. Cavalier’s Tevin Rochester scored a hat-trick (two penalties). The other scorers were Ricardo McIntosh (2), Jamoi Topey and Nicque Daley. Meanwhile Mexico remained in pole position for the lone qualifying spot from Group B of the championships following an 8-0 hammering of Grenada. Both Jamaica and Mexico have 10 points but the Central Americans head the group on goal difference. The Mexicans have scored 21 goals and conceded two for a plus 19 goal difference while Jamaica (13-3) have a goal difference of plus 10.
Liverpool target Alex Teixeira Liverpool target Alex Teixeira says his move to Anfield is now in the hands of the Shakhtar Donetsk president, Rinat Akhmetov.The Reds have already had a bid of around £24million for the Brazilian rejected by the Ukrainian giants, but they are expected to return with an improved offer.Teixeira is currently in Florida on a winter training camp with Shakhtar but admits he is desperate to sign for the Merseysiders before the January window shuts.“Liverpool are a huge club. So many great players have passed through there,” he told NBC.“I want to be there. But that is up to the club president now. I can only hope.“It is frustrating. So now I’m just waiting, trying to be patient.” 1