Jamaica names roster for Canada friendly

Omar Holness (#9) was called up to Jamaica for its September 9, 2014, friendly at Canada in Toronto. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica named an 18-man squad Friday for its international friendly at Canada on September 9 in Toronto.

The Reggae Boyz roster is highlighted by the presence of five players from local side Waterhouse FC, which tops Group 4 in the CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-0-1 (6 points) record.

Leicester City defender Wes Morgan also earned a call-up.  The 30-year-old has been outstanding for the Foxes during their first season in the English Premier League since 2003/04, playing in all three matches, including a 1-1 draw with Arsenal last Sunday.

Jamaica is preparing to host the Caribbean Cup’s final round, November 9-18, 2014.

In the last meeting between them, the Jamaicans defeated visiting Canada, 1-0, in January 31, 2010, in Kingston.

(International friendly: September 9, 2014; away v Canada; BMO Field, Toronto)

GOALKEEPERS: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union/USA), Ryan Thompson (Tampa Bay Rowdies/USA)

DEFENDERS: Upston Edwards (Waterhouse FC), Nicholy Finlayson (Waterhouse FC), Kemar Lawrence (Harbour View), Wes Morgan (Leicester City/England), Nyron Nosworthy (Bristol City/England), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers/USA)

MIDFIELDERS: Kenardo Forbes (Waterhouse FC), Omar Holness (University of North Carolina/USA), Keithy Simpson (Vaasan Palloseura/Finland), Evan Taylor (Waterhouse FC), Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas/USA)

FORWARDS: Jermaine Anderson (Waterhouse FC), Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids/USA), Simon Dawkins (Derby County/England), Jamar Loza (Norwich City/England), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada)