Palmer in 2015
|Full name||Lovel Palmer|
|Date of birth||30 August 1984|
|Place of birth||Mandeville, Jamaica|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|1995–1998||Essex Valley FC|
|2004||→ W Connection (loan)||11||(2)|
|2013||Real Salt Lake||17||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 23, 2015.
Palmer began his career with the St. Elizabeth Technical High School football team in his native Jamaica, and in 1995 joined Essex Valley FC. In 1998, with Essex Valley, Palmer participated in an international youth tournament in Norway He also played in several youth teams for Essex Valley before joining the youth system of Harbour View in January 1999.
Palmer won Premier League and Caribbean Club Championship titles in 1995 and 2004 with Harbour View, before joining TT Pro League team W Connection on loan. While at Harbour View, Palmer also had an unsuccessful trial with IK Start in Norway in February 2009.
During the 2004 season he appeared in eleven games and scored two goals for W Connection before returning to Harbour View in December 2004. Palmer soon became the leader and captain of Harbour View, and he led the team to victory in the Jamaican National Premier League in 2007/2008.
Palmer's option was declined by Portland on 3 December 2012. He elected to enter the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was selected by Real Salt Lake in stage two of the draft on 14 December 2012. He missed a penalty in a shootout during the 2013 MLS Cup that gave Sporting Kansas City the league title. Six days later he was traded by RSL to Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money.
Palmer played for the Jamaican U-17, U-20 and U-23 national teams, and has been a member of the senior Jamaica national football team since 2005.
- Jamaican National Premier League:
- Winner (3) 2000, 2007, 2010
- JFF Champions Cup:
- Winner (2): 2001, 2002
- Runner-up (2): 2003, 2005
- CFU Club Championship:
- Winner (2): 2004, 2007
Real Salt Lake
- LOVEL PALMER the Reggae Boyz, Jamaica Football
- Major League Soccer: News: Dynamo sign midfielder Lovel Palmer
- "Palmer finalises deal with MLS club". The Jamaica Observer.
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