Jamaica unveils roster for March friendlies

Rodolph Austin (#17) is one of 22 players called up to Jamaica for a pair of March 2014 friendlies. (Photo: Mexsport)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica head coach Winfried Schafer announced Wednesday a 22-man roster for away friendlies against Barbados on March 2 and St. Lucia three days later.

The side is split down the middle as 11 players come from teams in the Jamaican Premier League and the others based abroad. 

Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin is the most experienced player in the squad with 61 caps.



(International Friendlies: March 2, 2014, at Barbados; March 5, 2014, at St. Lucia)

GOALKEEPERS:  Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/USA), Gariece McPherson (Cavalier SC)

DEFENDERS:  Upston Edwards (Portmore United), Kemar Lawrence (Harbour View), Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace/England), Wes Morgan (Leicester City/England), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers/USA), Dicoy Williams (Harbour View)

MIDFIELDERS:  Rodolph Austin (Leeds United/England), Nicholas Beckett (Harbour View), Romario Campbell (Waterhouse), John Ross Edwards (Harbour View), Nicholy Finlayson (Waterhouse), Hughan Gray (Waterhouse), Jobi McAnuff (Reading/England), Garath McCleary (Reading/England), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas/USA)

FORWARDS:  Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids/USA), Renae Lloyd (Arnett Gardens), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada), Michael Seaton (D.C. United/USA)