Jermaine Taylor (footballer)
|Full name||Jermaine Taylor|
|Date of birth||14 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Portland, Jamaica|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2009–2011||St. George's SC||48||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:27, 16 May 2016 (UTC).
Born in Portland, Jamaica, 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.
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. Taylor signed with Houston on 16 February 2011.
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.
On January 22, 2016, Taylor signed with the Portland Timbers.
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.
- CFU Club Championship:
- Winner (1): 2004
- "Taylor to capitalizes". jamaicaobserver.com. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- "Taylor heads to Houston Dynamo - Sport". JamaicaObserver.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- Houston Dynamo Communications (16 February 2011). "Dynamo sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com) (17 December 2015). "Orlando City selects Kevin Alston, Portland Timbers nab Jermaine Taylor in Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- Portland Timbers Communications (Timbers.com) (22 January 2016). "Portland Timbers sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Timbers.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016.