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Miami FC sign Walker, Anglin

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer
Jamaica’s Lamar Walker (right) in action ahead of teammate Alex Marshall (centre) and opponent Ezrick Nicholls of St Kitts and Nevis in an Olympic qualifier, played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
Jamaica’s Lamar Walker (right) in action ahead of teammate Alex Marshall (centre) and opponent Ezrick Nicholls of St Kitts and Nevis in an Olympic qualifier, played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Miami FC technical director and head coach Paul Dalglish says the club’s recent signings, Lamar Walker and Jahshaun Anglin, are outstanding talent that can develop and ‘flourish’ within the club’s environment.

The United Soccer League (USL) club announced Friday that they had acquired the Jamaican internationals, pending league and federation approval, and Dalglish is enthused that they could lead the way in the club’s new transfer policy.

“Both are already full Jamaican internationals who have ambition to play at the highest level,” Dalglish said on the club’s website. “Lamar is a really creative player, fantastic one [versus] one, and has a really good eye for a final pass, while Jahshaun is a defensive midfielder with good athleticism and a really good range of passing.

“We believe with the staff and environment we have in place, we can fulfil their potential. We want to be pioneers at Miami FC and create an extra revenue stream through player sales. The USL Championship has made giant strides in recent years and we believe this is the next step for teams in the league.”

Walker played locally for Portmore United for three seasons, winning the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) in 2018 and 2019.

The 21-year-old has also made six appearances for the national team. His most recent appearances came in Jamaica’s two friendlies against Saudi Arabia in November.

Anglin, 19 years old, join Miami FC after only one JPL season with Harbour View. His performances earned him a call-up to the senior national team, making his debut with the Reggae Boyz in March 2020 against Bermuda.

The former Kingston Technical High School player also featured against Saudi Arabia.

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