A talented, quick defender who has experience at the international level with Jamaica and was a member of the country’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying team in the CONCACAF Hexagonal round ... impressed the Revs’ coaching staff during an extended trial during the summer, and completed his signing with the club on Aug. 29, 2013 … Twitter: @ObrianWoodbine.
2013: Signed with New England on Aug. 29 after an extended summer trial. Was unavailable for the Aug. 30 match at Toronto because of travel, and then was called up to Jamaica for its Sept. 6 qualifier at Panama and Sept. 10 qualifier against Costa Rica. Officially joined up with the Revs on Thursday, Sept. 12 after returning from international duty. Did not make an appearance the final two months of the season as he adjusted to the Revs and the MLS style of play.
BEFORE MLS: Has played professionally in his native Jamaica, the U.S., and Finland ... began his career in 2005 with Reno of the Jamaica National Premier League ... while with Reno, he spent two seasons (2009, 2010) on loan to the Charleston Battery of the USL-2 in the U.S. ... in 2011, Woodbine signed with Vaasan Palloseura (VPS) of the Finnish Premier Division where he played for two seasons, including a brief three-month loan to perennial Finnish power, HJK Helsinki.
INTERNATIONAL: A veteran of Jamaica’s national team program, seeing time at the Under-17, Under-20, Under-23 and full national team levels ... a the senior level, Woodbine has recorded 14 caps ... has started at left back in three of Jamaica’s last five FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, including his last appearance on June 12, 2013, in a 2-0 loss to Honduras.
PERSONAL: Is the son of Winsome and Bennie Clifton Woodbine … is the second-oldest of eight children (four brothers and three sisters) … enjoys reggae and dance hall music and names Bob Marley and Beenie Man as his favorite artists … favorite movie is Ridley Scott’s Gladiator … lists Arnold Schwarzenegger as his favorite actor … enjoys vacationing in Jamaica.