February 25, 2012
AUCKLAND – Jamaica have called on a number of European professionals for Wednesday night’s ASB Summer International against the All Whites after sweeping Caribbean neighbours Cuba 2-0 with locally-based players in a pair of internationals this week.
Arriving in New Zealand on Monday, the Reggae Boyz squad will be headlined by all time top scorer Luton Shelton, who plays for Turkish club Karabükspor, and has scored his 31 international goals from 60 matches.
Goalkeeper Dwayne Miller flies in from Sweden while Keammar Daley, Claude Davis and Damian Stewart arrive from English clubs.
Major League Soccer supplies three players – Houston Dynamo pair Jermaine Taylor and Je’Vaughan Watson along with Omar Cummings from the Colorado Rapids.
After Jorginho James scored on debut in Thursday’s 1-0 win and earned himself a ticket to Auckland, Jamaica stepped up a gear with a comprehensive 3-0 win on Saturday.
Watson joined the squad in time for Saturday’s match and led the rout with his first international goal, while there was no room in the travelling squad for Mitchly Waul or Toronto FC’s Ryan Johnson despite their goals against Cuba.
Marvin Elliott, a team mate of All Whites striker Chris Wood at Bristol City, was ruled out with injury last week.
The steam is coached by Theodore Whitmore, a member of Jamaica’s 1998 FIFA World Cup squad.
Jamaica squad for ASB Summer International
Dwayne MILLER (Syrianska FC, Sweden)
Jacomena BARRETT (Montega Bay United, Jamaica)
Xavian VIRGO (Boys’ Town, Jamaica)
Claude DAVIS (Crawley Town, England)
Keniel MOODIE (Montego Bay United, Jamaica)
Jermaine TAYLOR (Houston Dynamo FC, USA)
Damian STEWART (Notts County, England)
Adrian REID (Portmore United, Jamaica)
Troy SMITH (Montego Bay United, Jamaica)
O’Neil THOMPSON (Boys Town FC, Jamaica)
Richard EDWARDS (Harbour View FC, Jamaica)
Je’Vaughan WATSON (Houston Dynamo, USA)
Jorginho JAMES (Harbour View FC, Jamaica)
Keammar DALEY (Preston North End, England)
Luton SHELTON (Karabükspor, Turkey)
Omar CUMMINGS (Colorado Rapids, USA)
Navian BOYD (Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica)
Tremaine STEWART (Portmore United, Jamaica)
Romeo PARKES (St. George’s Sports Club, Jamaica)
Coach: Theodore WHITMORE
ASB Summer International
New Zealand v Jamaica
Mt Smart Stadium
February 29, 2012
Live on Sky Sports
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