Tampa Bay Sports Day

Rowdies Defender Damion Lowe Named to Jamaican Gold Cup Squad

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rowdies center back Damion Lowe will represent Jamaica at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the club confirmed Thursday.

Lowe was called up for last week’s Caribbean Cup and will continue on with the squad through the Gold Cup. He will depart for training camp after Saturday’s match in South Carolina against the Charleston Battery.

“Representing Jamaica at the Gold Cup is a big dream of mine,” Lowe said. “I’m excited to be in the Gold Cup squad and show people what Jamaica can do. We’ve had some success in this tournament in the past and I hope to help continue the trend.”

Jamaica (FIFA rank No. 79) is in Group C, along with Mexico (No. 17), El Salvador (No. 106) and Curaçao (No. 70).

The Reggae Boyz open against Curaçao in San Diego on July 9, then play Mexico in Denver on July 13 and finish the group stage against El Salvador in San Antonio on July 16.

Lowe is one of four USL players called into Jamaica’s squad, along with Romario Williams (Charleston Battery), Cory Burke (Bethlehem Steel FC) and Sergio Campbell (Rochester Rhinos.)

Sacramento’s Caesar Named USL Player of the Week
Sacramento Republic FC forward Trevin Caesar has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 14 of the 2017 season. Caesar recorded four goals in a pair of Republic FC victories over the week, including a hat trick and assist against Rio Grande Valley FC in a 6-2 win in the USL Game of the Week on ESPN3 at Papa Murphy’s Park.
 
The Trinidad & Tobago international received 71 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL market. Charleston Battery forward Romario Williams finished second with 17 percent of the vote.