20 year old Jamaican international forward Michael Seaton has signed a deal with 14 time Israeli League Champions Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. The 6’1 inch player who started out his career with DC United in the MLS in 2013 has left 2nd tier Israeli club Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C. after scoring 6 goals in 17 appearances for the club in 2016.
For Jamaica, Seaton made his debut for the senior team in 2013 at 17 years of age under Winfried Schaefer. Since then he has accumulated 12 appearances while scoring two goals in the process.
The St. Catherine born player was a member of Jamaica’s squad that won the 2014 Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay, St. James Jamaica. In addition he was also a member of Jamaica’s squad that finished 2nd in the 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Jamaica will contest the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean semifinals in June and has booked a ticket to July’s Gold Cup.
Hapoel Tel Aviv presently sit at the foot of the Israeli Premier League with 10 points from 19 games played.
Seaton is the first Jamaican International to sign for a team in the Israeli Premier League.