Jermaine Taylor (footballer)

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Jermaine Taylor
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Personal information
Full name Jermaine Taylor
Date of birth (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Portland, Jamaica
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Harbour View 62 (0)
2009–2011 St. George's SC 48 (0)
2011–2015 Houston Dynamo 106 (1)
2016– Portland Timbers 19 (0)
National team
2004– Jamaica 84 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:27, 16 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016

Jermaine Taylor (born 14 January 1985) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]


Born in Portland, Jamaica,[citation needed] Taylor started his senior career as a first team regular by the age of 19. While at Harbour View, Taylor won the CFU Club Championship and the National Premier League. In 2009, Taylor moved to Portland to play along with his brother Ricardo Taylor for St. George's SC.[1]

United States[edit]

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Houston Dynamo[edit]

In February 2011 it was reported that Taylor would be joining Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer with the American club paying a transfer fee to St. George's SC. The American club had scouted Taylor during the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Cup.[2] Taylor signed with Houston on 16 February 2011.[3]

Portland Timbers[edit]

After the 2015 MLS season the Houston Dynamo did not pick up Taylor's option, making him eligible for the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft. In the second stage he was selected by the Portland Timbers with the 20th pick.[4]

On January 22, 2016, Taylor signed with the Portland Timbers.[5]

International career[edit]

Taylor has been capped at U-17, U-20, U-23 and national level for Jamaica. He made his debut for the senior side in 2004 and has been a regular since.



Harbour View[edit]


Houston Dynamo[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Taylor to capitalizes". 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Taylor heads to Houston Dynamo - Sport". 8 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Houston Dynamo Communications (16 February 2011). "Dynamo sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Sam Stejskal ( (17 December 2015). "Orlando City selects Kevin Alston, Portland Timbers nab Jermaine Taylor in Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft". Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Portland Timbers Communications ( (22 January 2016). "Portland Timbers sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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