Gold Cup stars highlight Jamaica roster for T&T friendly

Michael Binns (yellow jersey #12) appeared in five games for Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo: AFP Services)

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore announced Monday an 18-man roster for an international friendly on August 24 against host Trinidad & Tobago at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The side features four players who saw action for the Reggae Boyz as they finished as runner-up to the United States in July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup: defender Ladale Ritchie, as well as Portmore United midfielders Michael Binns, Ewan Grandison and Ricardo Morris. Two others – forward Shamar Nicholson and defender Rosario Harriott – did not appear in any games.

Also meriting selection was midfielder Kaheem Parris, who scored two goals in three games for Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.

The Jamaicans will open a training camp on August 16.


GOALKEEPERS: Amal Knight (UWI), Shaven Sean Paul (Portmore United)

DEFENDERS: Javain Brown (Harbour View FC), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View FC), Ladale Ritchie (Montego Bay United)

MIDFIELDERS: Michael Binns (Portmore United), Shawn Genus (Reno FC), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Vishinuel Harris (Arnett Gardens), Marvin Morgan (Arnett Gardens), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Kaheem Parris (Cavalier SC), Fabian Reid (Arnett Gardens), Leonard Rankine (Sandals FC), Jamie Robinson (UWI)

FORWARDS: Alex Marshall (Cavalier SC), Shamar Nicholson (Boys’ Town), Leonardo Rankine (Sandals FC), Rondee Smith (Portmore United)