After an historic evening for Jamaican trio Adrian Mariappa, Jobi McAnuff and Garath McCleary – social media has been buzzing with talk of Reading’s brand new Reggae Boyz!
The Royals stars turned out for Jamaica in a goalless draw with Mexico on Wednesday evening, ending the home side’s 19-game winning streak at Azteca stadium – a run that stretches all the way back to November 9, 1997!
McAnuff was making his first appearance in green and gold for almost a decade, whilst Garath enjoyed an eye catching debut – and all three were warmly welcomed by Jamaican fans!
Indeed there was plenty of support back home too, with Chris Gunter admitting he stayed up until the small hours to watch his close friend and former Nottingham Forest teammate McCleary enjoy his international bow.
Jobi described the result as "the best of his career" after the game - and Jamaica are now in with a real shout of qualifying for World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The top three teams from each group advance to the World Cup finals, while the 4th place team advances to an intercontinental play-off.
Dane Roofie Hamilton:McCleary...i think he his better than Hoillett....they will be very dangerous at home..cant wait for march 22...
Kenton Da-pleasure Coombs:
McCanuff did really well
Curtly White: McCleary was good McAnuff was good Ricketts was great
Everon Clive Ron:Reading is Jamaica Football Federation's Favorite EPL team!
O'Jay Burgess @DracoNorvillii
Jamaica with that point. I gave them a hard time but they deserve it. Mariappa best player on the field for #Jamaica
Mamba Lad @BrettLayyyd
Mariappa is a solid defender for me. Such a good buy for reading
McAnuff, McLeary n Ricketts... Hats off to you
Nicolas R. Khan @DuttyKhan
McAnuff and McClearly had a great game. Big up Reading FC!
Anthony Savage @yardi_savage
Big up Jobi McAnuff, Garath McLeary... Real players... Capo hold it like d real big man...
Kalash` DaCosta @AK_dacosta
Special mention to McAnuff, McCleary and the defense