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Reggae Boyz load up on MLS players
August 30th, 2012 8:09PM

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[JAMAICA] Jamaica's roster for its upcoming World Cup 2014 qualifying series with the United States has a decidedly MLS flavor. Nine players from MLS clubs are in Coach Theodore Whitmore's 24-player squad for the games Sept. 7 and Sept. 11, though Donovan Ricketts, recently traded from the Montreal Impact to Portland Timbers, is not in the squad. He was injured in the Reggae Boyz's first qualifier against Guatemala in June and has not played since.

Dwayne Miller of Swedish club Syrianska, who took over for Ricketts against Guatemala, is expected to start in goal against the United States.

The principal absentee is injured midfielder Demar Phillips of Norwegian club Aalesund.

Jamaica's starting XI for its first qualifiers included four MLS players: defender Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers), midfielders Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps) and JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo) and strikers Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC).

Besides Miller and Phillips, the other starters have been defenders Adrian Mariappa (Reading) and Nyron Nosworthy (Watford), both born and raised in England, and midfielders Rodolph Austin (Leeds United), a third English-based player, and Jason Morrison (Aalesund), one of four players playing for clubs in Norway, and all-time leading scorer Luton Shelton of Turkish club Karabukspor.

Jamaica Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Dwayne Miller (Syrianska, Sweden), Jacomeno Barrett (Montego Bay United), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen, Norway)
DEFENDERS (8): Shavar Thomas (Montreal Impact), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, England), O’Brian Woodbine (VPS, Finland), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), Andrae Campbelll (Notodden, Norway), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford, England), Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo), Errol Stevens (Arnett Gardens, Jamaica), Rodolph Austin (Leeds United, England), Jason Morrison (Aaelsund, Norway), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Joel Senior (Harbour View)
FORWARDS (6): Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids), Kavin Bryan (Vicem Hai Phong, Vietnam), Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor, Turkey), Tramaine Stewart (Aalesund, Norway).



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