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LAFC’s Peter-Lee Vassell called up by Jamaica for friendly vs. USMNT

Midfielder likely also Gold Cup-bound.

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Los Angeles Football Club are on a week and a half break from any games, and they have another call-up, as Jamaica announced on Monday that midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell is among their selections for Wednesday’s friendly against the U.S. Men’s National Team in Washington, D.C.

Vassell, 21, has made five MLS appearances to date in his first season here, with one start. He hasn’t played since April, however, with Latif Blessing moving into midfield and establishing himself as a starter there and Lee Nguyen and Andre Horta healthy and the first midfield reserves off the bench lately. That’s not to say Vassell won’t get more chances later on, but the youngster looks likely to have more chances to play for his country than his club in the immediate term.

In addition to Vassell, two other LAFC players, Tyler Miller and Walker Zimmerman, have been called up for the USMNT, so there could be three players involved in Wednesday’s friendly at Audi Field. All three are also in the running to play in the Gold Cup, alongside Mark-Anthony Kaye, already confirmed to be “on the plane” for Canada, and Christian Ramirez, still on the provisional USMNT roster but left off the roster for the Jamaica friendly.

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