Jason Wright, Omar Holness and other college players called into Jamaica U-23 camp
Rutgers freshman forward Jason Wright, North Carolina sophomore Omar Holness and other players from the college ranks have been called into a Jamaica U-23 camp for a tune-up ahead of the Caribbean Olympic qualifiers in July.
Wright led the Scarlet Knights in scoring with 10 goals and 5 assists to earn a place on the Big 10 All-Freshman Team in his first year. Holness scored a pair of goals and had 7 assists for the high octane Tar Heel offense in his second year in Chapel Hill.
Joining them in the U-23 camp from the U.S. college ranks are Hartford teammates Romario Jones (sophomore midfielder) and Andre Morrison (freshman defender), Valparaiso teammates Nico Campbell (sophomore goalkeeper) and Ramones Howell (freshman midfielder) and Oakland junior midfielder Shawn Claud Lawson.
The U-23 team will play the Cayman Islands in a friendly on Sunday in Montego Bay.
Unlike the U.S. team, which has already qualified for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in the U.S. in October along with Mexico and Canada, Jamaica has to go through Caribbean qualifiers in July to earn a trip to the final round of qualification for the 2016 Olympics.
The October tournament will include two teams from the Caribbean region, three from Central America and the three automatic qualifiers from the North America region. Two teams will earn automatic bids to the 2016 Olympics from that tournament and a third team will play in a playoff with a South American team to qualify.