Seaton thrilled by Jamaica recall

Forward Michael Seaton (pictured) was called up to Jamaica for an international friendly at Saudi Arabia that’s scheduled for October 8, 2017. (Photo: Mexsport)

NAZARETH, Israel -- The last time Michael Seaton played for Jamaica was nearly two years ago in an international friendly at Korea Republic.

 He’ll get a chance to earn a 15th cap on October 8, when the Reggae Boyz visit Saudi Arabia.  The 21-year-old forward was named Friday to head coach Theodore Whitmore’s 20-player roster.

“I am very excited,” he told  “I have worked very hard and to be back in the national team is a dream come true for me.  I have ensured to stay focused and my hard work in Israel has certainly paid off.  I vow to keep up the intensity and have no distractions.  It is a tough game against Saudi Arabia, but we can get a good result once we play together.”

Over the course of the last 24 months, Seaton has played for five clubs – two in the United States, before competing for three in Israel, most recently joining second-division side Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in early September.

The prospect of representing Jamaica once again has clearly energized the former D.C. United youth academy standout.

"My motivation is just making my country proud.  Putting on the black green and gold jersey gives me goose bumps all the time,” finished Seaton, who came on as a substitute in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final loss to Mexico.  “I want to just make my mom and my family proud.  Being the best Jamaican player is an ambition of mine.”