Revolution Defender Je-Vaughn Watson Called in to Jamaica National Team

Je-Vaughn Watson for Jamaica

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution defender Je-Vaughn Watson has been selected to the Jamaica National Team’s roster for its 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifier against Guyana on Oct. 11. Jamaica was scheduled to play a match against Suriname on Oct. 5, however, that match was postponed due to safety concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew.

Watson, 32, is set to represent the Jamaica as the team enters the third round of qualifying for the 2017 Caribbean Cup, a biennial tournament that determines which four countries from the Caribbean region qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Saint Catherine Parish native has collected 60 international caps for his career, most recently representing the Reggae Boyz in their last round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in September. Watson also started all three of Jamaica’s matches at this summer’s Copa America Centenario.

The Revolution defender was called in for the 2014 Caribbean Cup, which saw Jamaica win the tournament for the sixth time since the competition’s founding in 1989. Watson started and played the full 120 minutes in the final as Jamaica defeated Trinidad and Tobago in penalties, 4-3, after regulation ended in a scoreless draw.

With the Revolution in 2016, Watson has recorded one goal and one assist in 23 appearances, including 19 starts. He also contributed one goal and a game-winning penalty kick in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.