Planned match between Liberia, Jamaica canceled

A planned football match between Liberia and Jamaica in

Connecticut has been cancelled after the promoter acknowledged the

teams never agreed to play.

Tickets for the international friendly, scheduled for July 28 at

Rentschler Field, went on sale July 9.

But the United States Soccer Federation says it never received

an application for the match.

Samuel Sampson, a spokesman for promoter Ricky Swen, said

financial negotiations with Liberia fell through. He says Swen is

working to replace Liberia with Kenya for a match that would be

held in August.

USSF spokesman Neil Beuthe says the promoter could face a $1,000

fine for selling tickets.

Paul Marte, a spokesman for Bushnell Management, which runs the

stadium, says those who bought tickets, will get refunds.