Lovel Palmer, who recently finished his first season in Major League Soccer with the Houston Dynamo, was called up to the Jamaican national team for the upcoming match against Costa Rica. Jamaica, led by coach Theodore Whitmore, will play Costa Rica in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 17 before traveling to Martinique where the team will attempt to defend their Digicel Caribbean Cup title which runs from November 26 to December 5.
The midfielder was the only member of the current Houston Dynamo squad called up for national team duty. Palmer will be joined by fellow MLS players Shavar Thomas (Kansas City Wizards), Shaun Francis (Columbus Crew) and Dane Richards (New York Red Bulls).
Palmer, who is spending his offseason in his native Jamaica, has 12 caps for the national team and has previously played with the U-17, U-20 and U-23 national teams.