Jermaine Taylor (footballer)

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Jermaine Taylor
JermaineTaylor 07JUL2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jermaine Omar Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Portland, Jamaica
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
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 23 (0)
2017 Minnesota United 14 (0)
National team
2004– Jamaica 100 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2017

Jermaine Omar Taylor (born 14 January 1985) is a Jamaican footballer who is currently a free agent.

Club career[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Born in Portland, Jamaica,[2] 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.[3]

United States[edit]

Talyor with the Dynamo

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.[4] Taylor signed with Houston on 16 February 2011.[5]

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.[6] On 22 January 2016, Taylor signed with the Portland Timbers.[7]

Minnesota United FC[edit]

It was announced on 24 January 2017, that Minnesota United FC had signed Taylor as the team began its first season in Major League Soccer.[8] His option was not renewed at the end of the 2017 season. [9]

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.

Along with team mates Andre Blake and Kemar Lawrence he was named in the Gold Cup Tournament Best XI in 2017. Jamaica played USMNT in the final, losing 2-1.[10]

In late 2017 he was included in a Sports Illustrated list of active players with 100 or more international caps. [11]

Honours[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Harbour View[edit]

2017

Houston Dynamo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reggae Boyz squad for Copa America". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Jermaine Taylor". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Taylor to capitalizes". jamaicaobserver.com. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Taylor heads to Houston Dynamo - Sport". JamaicaObserver.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  5. ^ Houston Dynamo Communications (16 February 2011). "Dynamo sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Portland Timbers Communications (Timbers.com) (22 January 2016). "Portland Timbers sign defender Jermaine Taylor". Timbers.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Jermaine Taylor Signs with MNUFC". mnufc.com. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jermaine-taylor
  10. ^ http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/three-reggae-boyz-named-gold-cup-best-xi-team
  11. ^ https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/11/14/listing-94-active-players-100-or-more-international-caps-wake-buffons-retirement

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