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Riverhounds SC’s Jahmali Waite earns call-up by Jamaica

By Staff, 09/12/22, 7:37PM EDT


Pittsburgh goalkeeper joined by Rising FC’s Kevon Lambert in squad to face Argentina at Red Bull Arena

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC goalkeeper Jahmali Waite has been named in Jamaica's squad to face Argentina at Red Bull Arena on September 27. | Photo courtesy Ben Clemens / Charleston Battery

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC goalkeeper Jahmali Waite and Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Kevon Lambert have been called into the Jamaica Men’s National Team squad that will face Argentina on September 27 at Red Bull Arena.

Currently in his first season in the professional ranks with the Hounds, Waite has conceded 15 goals in 16 appearances so far this season for the Hounds, placing him sixth among Golden Glove-eligible goalkeepers with a 0.96 goals-against average this season. The 23-year-old has made 25 saves and seven shutouts while helping the Hounds reach the USL Championship Playoffs for a fifth consecutive season.

Prior to signing with the Hounds, Waite competed for the past two seasons at the University of Connecticut, following in the footsteps of current Jamaican standout Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union. He also competed for two seasons in USL League Two, seeing action for Reading United AC in 2019 and then the Ocean City Nor’easters last year.

Lambert retains his place in the Reggae Boyz squad having started in all three of the country’s contests in the Concacaf Nations League this past June against Suriname and Mexico. The 25-year-old has made 18 appearances previously for his country overall and has made 139 appearances in the USL Championship’s regular season over his career, recording 14 goals and 10 assists for Rising FC.

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