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Jamaica's all-call nets five new players
February 1st, 2013 3:32PM

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[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Jamaica's all-call for English-based players with ties to Jamaica netted five new players who have been called up for the Hexagonal opener against Mexico on Wednesday. The Reggae Boyz's squad also includes three MLS players and five based in Scandinavia, meaning eight players are still in their offseason. coach Theodore Whitmore also called up a pair of schoolboys.

The shakeup follows Jamaica's exit in the group stage of the Caribbean Cup, where the Reggae Boyz went winless against French Guyana, Guyana and Martinique.

"One of the mistakes that we will never make again is to have Jamaica parade an 11 on the field that we know is not the strongest 11 available," said Captain Horace Burrell, president of the Jamaica Football Federation. "We should never repeat what happened in the Caribbean Cup. We have gone all out to try and secure the strongest 11 possible players to represent this country. We have gone for the most experienced players ever in the history of Jamaica."

Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 World Cup followed a similar search for talent in England,

The five uncapped players -- Marvin Elliot (Bristol City), Joel Jobi McAnuff (Reading), Garath McCleary (Reading), Theo Robinson (Derby County) and Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield) -- will join their new teammates in Mexico City.

Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers, Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo) and Donovan Ricketts (are the three current MLS players in the squad. Coach Theodore Whitmore added 18-year-old schoolboys Alvas Powell and Andre Lewis for "development purposes."

Jamaica Roster:
Goalkeepers: Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska, Sweden), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen, Norway).
Defenders: Alvas Powell (Portmore United), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford, England), Damion Stewart (Notts County, England), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, England), Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo)
Midfielders: Andre Lewis (Cavalier SC), Joel McAnuff (Reading, England), Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday, England), Tremaine Stewart (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Rudolph Austin (Leeds United, England) Marvin Elliot (Bristol City, England), Jason Morrison (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Hue (Harbour View), Omar Daley (Motherwell, Scotland)
Forwards: Garath McCleary (Reading, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town, England), Theo Robinson (Derby County, England), Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers), Dane Richards (Burnley, England)



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