TUKWILA, Wash. — A familiar face was at the first part of practice of Tuesday’s practice session. Oniel Fisher warmed up with the Seattle Sounders, and then went in early likely to do regeneration. With Jamaica in Martinique for the Caribbean Cup, Fisher started and played in both games. Curaçao beat the Reggae Boyz to take first. In both games, Oniel was the right wingback in a 352.
“He’s in between Caribbean Cup and Gold Cup,” Sounders President Garth Lagerwey told Sounder at Heart. “He’s back for a couple days and he’s here for a couple days.”
Jamaica’s first game in the Gold Cup is against the Curaçao team that just beat them on July 9 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
“I don’t want to speak for Jamaica as they haven’t released anything officially, but our understanding is that we expect that Oniel will be called to the Gold Cup team,” Lagerwey said.
Most of the Gold Cup teams already started training for the tournament. Jamaica has not, yet. Philadelphia Union keeper Andre Blake was not at the Caribbean Cup due to injury and also has not yet joined Jamaica.
Sounds like the Union and Jamaica are still working on when Blake will be released for the Gold Cup.— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) June 27, 2017
Jordy Delem is still with Martinique, who finished 4th at the Caribbean Cup.