Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Dynamo moves to Reggae beat
by Ridge Mahoney, February 16th, 2011 7PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  houston dynamo, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] For the past two seasons, Houston coach Dominic Kinnear has been trying to stabilize the middle of his back line, and on Wednesday the team announced an acquisition to shore up that position. Defender Jermaine Taylor has joined the Dynamo from Jamaican club St. George’s. He’s one of five Jamaicans who have been training with Houston during preseason and in the past five days he has appeared in scrimmages against FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City.

Taylor, 26, is a candidate to earn a starting spot alongside centerback Bobby Boswell. Other candidates are veterans Eddie Robinson and Andrew Hainault. Taylor will be officially added to the roster upon issuance of a P-1 visa and receipt of his international transfer certificate. The transfer fee and his salary details have  not been released.

“We saw Jermaine at the Digicel Cup and in a friendly against Costa Rica ,”  Kinnear said in a team press release announcing the transaction. “He’s a good  defender, he’s good on the ball, and he’s good in the air. I think he’s a player  who can be a good defender in this league.”

Taylor has played 37 times for Jamaica. At the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Cup, he played all 510 minutes (including overtime) as Jamaica conceded just three goals in five matches while winning the competition.

He is a teammate of Dynamo midfielder Lovel Palmer on the Jamaican team and a cousin of former MetroStar Fabian Taylor, who played 21 MLS games in 2004.

Four other Jamaicans -- Steven Morrissey and Francois Swaby, the top two scorers in Jamaica's Premier League, Richard Edwards and JeVaughn Watson -- have also been training with the Dynamo.

Houston is training in Arizona and scrimmages Columbus on Thursday.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
Cuban Heviel Cordoves scored twice and rookie Ricky Garbanzo added a third goal as the Charleston ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
MLS clubs depleted because of callups    
MLS is the only top-level league with a heavy presence of national team players that didn't ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives