Posted on August 29, 2012
Jamaica’s Starting XI could very well have an MLS feel to it when the Reggae Boyz take on the United States in a pair of World Cup qualifiers next month.
Nine Major League Soccer players were included on the Caribbean side’s roster for the CONCACAF Group A matches.
The U.S.-based players are defenders Shavar Thomas (Montreal), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo) and Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers), midfielders Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo) and strikers Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids) and Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC).
Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers), who has backstopped many of the Reggae Boyz matches over the past several years, was not selected.
Jamaica will host the Americans at The Office in Kingston, Jamaica on Sept. 7 before returning to the U.S. for a Sept. 11 encounter in Columbus, Ohio.
The Jamaican roster:
Goalkeeper – Dwayne Miller (Syrianska), Jacomeno Barrett (Montego Bay United), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen).
Defenders – Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), Adrian Mariappa (Reading), O’Brian Woodbine (Vaasan Palloseura), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), Andrae Campbelll (Nottodden), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford), Lovel
Palmer (Portland Timbers).
Midfielders – Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo), Errol Stevens (Arnett Gardens FC), Rodolph Austin (Leeds United), Jason Morrison (Aaelsund), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Joel Senior (Harbour View)
Forwards – Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), Kavin Bryan (Vicem Hai Phong), Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor), Tramaine Stewart (Aaelsund)
Photo: Omar Cummings is among 9 MLS players named to Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying matches vs. the U.S.
Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, U.S.A., World Cup Qualifying
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