Williams heads Jamaica squad for Saudi Arabia test
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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.

ROSTER

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)