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Jamaica's English invasion continues
March 13th, 2013 12:50AM

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[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Jamaica added five Englishmen who had never played for the national team for the opening game of the Hexagonal against Mexico, and the move paid off as the Reggae Boyz earned an improbable 0-0 tie at Azteca Stadium. Jamaica is set to face Panama and Costa Rica in World Cup 2014 qualifying, and two more Englishmen with Jamaica ties, Jermaine Beckford of Huddersfield Town and Lloyd Doyley of Watford, could make their international debuts.

The five new players the Reggae Boyz added from England for the Mexico game were midfielders Marvin Elliot (Bristol City) and Joel Jobi McAnuff (Reading) and forwards Garath McCleary (Reading), Theo Robinson (Derby County) and Beckford.

Elliot, McCleary and McAnuff started against Mexico, and Robinson came on as a sub for the Reggae Boyz, who played well enough to win.

Beckford pulled out at the last minute because of an injury sustained in a league game. Doyley, 30, is expected to play at right back but he can play anywhere on the backline.

Four MLS players -- Donovan Ricketts (Montreal), Jermaine Taylor (Houston), Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas) and Ryan Johnson (Portland) -- are also in Coach Theodore Whitmore's squad.

All-time leading scorer Luton Shelton (36 goals), who missed the Mexico game due to an injury, returns to the Jamaica squad.

Jamaica Roster:
Goalkeepers: Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska, Sweden), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen, Norway).
Defenders: Alvas Powell (Portmore United), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford, England), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, England), Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo), Lloyd Doyley (Watford, England).
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), Jermaine Hue (Harbour View), Omar Daley (Motherwell, Scotland), Je-Vaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo).
Forwards: Garath McCleary (Reading, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town, England), Theo Robinson (Derby County, England), Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers), Dane Richards (Burnley, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town), Luton Shelton (Karabukspor).



2 comments
  1. Chris Sapien
    commented on: March 13, 2013 at 2:38 p.m.
    Someone posted a few weeks ago he expected Jamaica to finish last in the hex. Must of been one of those "latin style" is superior crowd. I fully expect Jamaica to push the top two finishers all the way through October, and it appears they are pulling out all the stops to make Brazil '14. Love their ferocity and hope they qualify second behind the U.S.!

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 17, 2013 at 9:12 p.m.
    I'll remember you said that.


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