Costa Rica, Jamaica play scoreless draw

Costa Rica coach Ricardo LaVolpe made his debut Wednesday night

in a scoreless exhibition game against Jamaica.

Oscar Duarte had Costa Rica’s best opportunity in the 73rd

minute but Jamaica goalkeeper Dwayne Miller stopped Duarte’s header

inside the 6-yard box.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keilor Navas was busier, making a diving

stop on Keammar Daley’s shot early in the second half. Jamaica had

another scoring threat in the 69th minute but Lovel Palmer’s shot

hit the right post.

Jamaica beat Costa Rica 1-0 in an exhibition Sept. 5 in

Kingston.

LaVolpe, who coached Mexico to a 2006 World Cup berth, was hired

as Costa Rica’s coach in September.