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Marshall called up by Jamaica national team

The Sounders are off today. They will return with a rare afternoon training session on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the club announced one coming and one going due to national team duty:

The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that the Jamaica National Team has called in central defender Tyrone Marshall for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Marshall will travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 1, to join the national team.

Marshall, who has 65 international caps, was last called up by the Reggae Boyz for a February 11 friendly in London against Nigeria.

Jamaica faces Canada (July 3 in Los Angeles), Costa Rica (July 7 in Columbus, Ohio) and El Salvador (July 10 in Miami) in Gold Cup group play. Knockout rounds begin with the quarterfinals in Philadelphia and Dallas on July 18-19. The semifinals are July 23 in Chicago and the Gold Cup final is July 26 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Marshall has played more minutes (1,260) than any Seattle player this season, starting 14 games and scoring one goal and one assist.


Jarrod Smith will return to training this week after completing his call-up to the New Zealand National Team for much of June. Smith started and played 55 minutes of a June 6 friendly with Botswana, one of three preparation games for the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. He did not see action in any of the All Whites' three Confederations Cup games. Smith, on the disabled list for MLS games since the start of the season, made his only Sounders FC appearance in an Open Cup Play-In on April 28.