Williams heads Jamaica squad for Saudi Arabia test

Romario Williams (green jersey) was called up to Jamaica for an international friendly at Saudi Arabia to be played on October 8, 2017. (Photo: AFP Services)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore named Friday a 20-man roster for an international friendly on October 8 at Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

The squad is split evenly between locally- and foreign-based players, led by Charleston Battery forward Romario Williams, who is the third top scorer in the USA’s USL with 15 goals. The 23-year-old forward scored two goals in the Jamaicans’ run to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

Also earning a call-up is defender Damion Lowe, who has made one appearance since for IK Start since joining the Norwegian second-division side.

Jamaica is unbeaten in six of its last eight games.


GOALKEEPERS: Damion Hyatt (Arnett Gardens), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska/Sweden)

DEFENDERS: Shaun Francis (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Oniel Fisher (Seattle Sounders FC/USA), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View FC), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls/USA), Damion Lowe (IK Start/Norway), Ladale Richie (Montego Bay United), Jermaine Taylor (Minnesota United/USA), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution/USA)

MIDFIELDERS: Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Chevone Marsh (Cavalier SC), Alex Marshall (Cavalier SC), Marvin Morgan (Arnett Gardens), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Fabian Reid (Arnett Gardens), Devon Williams (Louisville City/USA)

FORWARDS: Jamiel Hardware (Boys’ Town), Michael Seaton (Maccabi Ahi Nazareth/Israel), Romario Williams (Charleston Battery/USA)