In regards to the China match, I believe Tappa will go with a more attacking lineup.
Yes, Tappa is a young coach but he does have experiences of playing in Jamaica, Scotland and England so he is not limited only the Jamaica/Brazil experience.
The key to the squad selection for this match will be the transfer window movement of our current national team players.
His playing experience, even with a WC and goals on his CV, is still limited to the lower leagues in England and a short stint in the SPL with Livingston...not exactly loaded with top-level playing experience, is it ?
I'm not knocking what Tappa brings to the table as a young, up-and-coming international coach but what I am saying that he needs to access more knowledge of the different systems and methods outside of his current tool-box; that tool-box has mainly been supplied from Jamaica and Brazil.
If he is to lead Jamaica into battle against some of the world's better teams, should Jamaica's progress continue along the same lines, a knowledge of how these teams play and the tactical systems that he and Jamaica will be up against will be vital to Jamaica's success on the field.
You can't ask more from him than how he's started but Jamaica is just now on the verge of hitting that next level...
What he has now, either in coaching experience and player personnell, will not be enough for success at the next level.
A secondment stint at one of the major European clubs as a trainee coach, something like Carl Brown did at Bolton, would add to Tappa's knowledge...
Jamaica will struggle playing against the strong European sides that play a similar game to the USA and we have seen how many problems the USA causes Jamaica when we play them.
This match with China will be a good match for Jamaica to play but we will not learn anything from playing China that will help us in the heat of battle with the better teams that Jamaica will eventually come up against.