In addition to Friday’s news that forward Derrick Etienne was called to the Haiti Gold Cup provisional roster, the New York Red Bulls announced via social media that four other players have been added to their national team’s 40-man roster. Defenders Aaron Long (United States), Michael Murrillo (Panama) and Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica) are known staples for their respective countries, but a surprise addition of Red Bulls II defender Jordan Scarlett also made the Jamaica squad.
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Provisional squads for all 16 Gold Cup squads can be found here.
All teams will need to whittle down to their final 23-man rosters during the first week of June, but if any players go down with injuries during training camp or during the Gold Cup, the teams can only replace the fallen with players named to their provisional rosters.
Jamaica will face the United States in a friendly at Audi Field in D.C. on June 5th before they turn their attention to their respective groups. Then, the US will host Venezuela in Cincinnati on June 9th. Jamaica doesn’t have a second friendly planned at this point.
Additionally, Panama will participate in an unofficial friendly against Basque Country (not affiliated with FIFA) on May 29th in Panama City, then travel to Colombia for their final friendly on June 3rd. For all friendlies, separate rosters may be announced aside from the Gold Cup roster.
Long made his debut for the United States this past October. He captained the squad in their two January friendlies and has played all 450 minutes during his total of five caps. Murrillo has 29 caps and two goals for Panama since his first appearance in March 2016 against Nicaragua. Lawrence has 49 caps and three goals since November 2013. Lastly, an appearance by Scarlett would be his first international cap at any level.
Note: Former Red Bulls midfielder Zeiko Lewis has also been named to the provisional roster of Bermuda. He has 19 caps and six goals since September 2011. Lewis now plays for the Charleston Battery in USL Championship.
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