Kemar Lawrence (yellow jersey # 20) was called up for Jamaica's international friendly against Honduras, which is scheduled for February 16, 2017. (Photo: Mexsport)
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore named Wednesday a 20-man roster for an international friendly against Honduras that will be played February 16 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, USA.
With the exception of two changes, the squad remains largely unchanged from the one that dropped a narrow 1-0 decision to the host United States on February 3. Midfielders Fabian Grant and Andre Lewis were called in as replacements for Omar Holness and Alvas Powell.
The selection is highlighted the inclusion of defender Kemar Lawrence, who plays for the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalist New York Red Bulls.
Current Jamaican champion Montego Bay United, which will be taking part in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship (CCC) starting on March 1, is the best represented club with five players selected. One of those standouts, forward Owayne Gordon, scored two goals in the 2015 CCC.
Jamaica is preparing for the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup finals in June and the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.
GOALKEEPERS: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/USA), Ryan Thompson (no club)
DEFENDERS: Sergio Campbell (no club), Oniel Fisher (Seattle Sounders/USA), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View FC), Kevon Lambert (Montego Bay United), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls/USA), Damion Lowe (Tampa Bay Rowdies/USA), Ladale Ritchie (Montego Bay United)
MIDFIELDERS: Dwayne Ambursley (Montego Bay United), Michael Binns (Portmore United), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Fabian Grant (Harbour View), Andre Lewis (Portland Timbers 2/USA), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution)
FORWARDS: Cory Burke (Bethlehem Steel FC/USA), Jourdaine Fletcher (Montego Bay United), Owayne Gordon (Montego Bay United), Shamar Nicholson (Boys’ Town), Romario Williams (Atlanta United FC/USA)