Atlanta United Forward Romario Williams was called into the Jamaica National Team for their showdown with the United States on Friday, February 3rd. The forward was acquired by Atlanta United in a trade with the Montreal Impact for Atlanta’s third-round MLS Super Draft pick in December. Charleston Battery fans may remember Williams from last season where he scored 10 goals in 27 appearances while on loan from Montreal. He earned his first senior team cap for Jamaica in their Caribbean Cup Qualifier against Suriname on November 13, 2016, and he previously represented Jamaica on the youth level. Williams will join 6 other MLS players on the Reggae Boyz.
Of course, the last time that Jamaica played the USMNT, it eliminated the red, white, and blue from the 2015 Gold Cup in a game played at the Georgia Dome. In that game recently signed Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan was called for a foul after handling the ball outside of the 18 yard box while attempting a long throw. While Guzan is still in England, Williams’ teammate Greg Garza will be looking for some degree of revenge in Chattanooga.