Mattocks, Cummings in Boyz squad for El Salvador rumble

Saturday, August 11, 2012

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In-form Vancouver Whitecaps forward Darren Mattocks and speedy Colorado Rapids striker Omar Cummings are among 14 overseas-based players selected to represent the Reggae Boyz in their upcoming August 15 friendly international against El Salvador at the RFK Stadium in Washington DC.


Mattocks, last season's number-two college draft pick, has had an exceptional rookie season for the Whitecaps, bagging an impressive seven goals from 13 matches.


Cummings, who last represented the Boyz late last year and was kept out mainly due to injury, will look to re-establish himself for the remaining CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament after an injury-free start to the MLS season so far.


The other foreign-based players in the squad are Dwayne Miller, Lovel Palmer, O'Brian Woodbine, Jermaine Taylor, Jevaughn Watson, Andrae Campbell, Jason Morrison, Ryan Johnson, Dane Richards, Shavar Thomas, Luton Shelton and Dicoy Williams.


The six local-based players to complete the 20-man squad are Jacomena Barrett, Ewan Grandison, Keneil Moodie, Damian Williams, Xavian Virgo and Joel Senior.


The Boyz will next face Kenya in another friendly match in Connecticut, USA, on August 25.


The Theodore Whitmore-coached Boyz are preparing for a semi-final World Cup qualifying tie against the USA in Jamaica on September 7, and four days later in Columbus, Ohio.


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