Head Coach of the Jamaica National team Theodore Whitmore has chosen his 20 players he will take to the United States for a friendly against the hosts on February 3rd. This will be the first time since 2006 that Jamaica will be facing the United States in a friendly international.
In this squad, there are some new and returning faces to the team. Former Jamaica U-20 striker Shamar Nicholson has received his first call up for the team and will be travelling to the United States. The 19 year old who was a member of Jamaica’s squad in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica in 2015 is in clinical form with 10 goals in 18 appearances. He is currently the top scorer in the Red Stripe Premier League in Jamaica.
Alongside him is another 19 forward in the name of Jourdain Fletcher. This is also the Cornwall College student’s first call up to the senior team.
10 USA based players will join up with the other 10 local based players in Tennessee.
Jamaica will also be using this match in preparation for their friendly against Honduras later in February.
Goalkeepers: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Ryan Thompson (St. Louis FC)
Defenders: Sergio Campbell(unattached), Oniel Fisher (Seattle Sounders), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View F.C.) Kevon Lambert (Montego Bay United), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Damion Lowe (Tampa Bay Rowdie), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), Ladale Richie (Montego Bay United),
Midfielders: Dwayne Ambursley (Montego Bay United), Michael Binns(Portmore United), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Omar Holness (Real Salt Lake), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution)
Forwards: Cory Burke (Bethlehem Steel FC), Jourdaine Fletcher (Montego Bay United), Owayne Gordon (Montego Bay United), Shamar Nicholson (Boys Town) Romario Williams (Atlanta United FC),