September 3, 2012
Jamaica has more MLS players (9) than U.S. (5) on its World Cup qualifying roster
Hereís an interesting and quirky factoid:
Jamaica has more players based in Major League Soccer on its World Cup qualifying roster than the United States does for its upcoming series against the Americans in the upcoming World Cup qualifying series.
The Reggae Boyz have nine players performing in the states and Canada, while the U.S. has five, and two of those players are back-up goalkeepers.
Here are the players have been named to their teamís respective rosters:
The Jamaicansí MLS-based players are defenders Shavar Thomas (Montreal), Dicoy Williams (Toronto FC), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo) and Lovel Palmer (Portland Timbers), midfielders Dane Richards (Vancouver Whitecaps), JeVaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo) and strikers Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids) and Ryan Johnson (Toronto FC).
The U.S. players include goalkeepers Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) and midfielders Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Brek Shea (FC Dallas) and Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).