The remaining Gold Cup rosters have come out and Sounders right backs, Oniel Fisher and Jordy Delem, join Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris at the summer tournament. Seattle joins NYCFC for second most players at the tournament with four, TFC leads with five.
Fisher and Delem have started most of the Caribbean Cup matches for Jamaica and Martinique respectively. Fisher has grabbed ahold of the starting right wingback spot for his national team in the tournament. Martinique meanwhile has tested a couple different lineups and moved Delem around the central midfield depending on the opponent.
Jamaica has a good chance to get out of their group playing a weakened Mexico side, El Salvador, and Curacao. Meanwhile Martinique has the toughest challenge of any team in the tournament playing in a group with Nicaragua, Panama and the United States. Even with the latter two playing younger sides that have World Cup roster hopes, they are still leaps and bounds ahead of the Caribbean side.
Jordy Delem will likely meet Cristian Roldan in the midfield when they take each other on in their second group stage game on July 12th in Tampa, FL.
Both players have been gone for Caribbean Cup duty and they’ll miss the trip to Colorado and the home friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt. If either side gets into the knockout rounds, there is potential to lose them for three more games. If the US, Panama and/or Costa Rica go deep in the tournament, then the Sounders could see benefit in MLS games during the knockout rounds that last until July 26th.