Central defender Tyrone Marshall has been called in to the Jamaica National Team for its January 31 home friendly with Canada. Marshall has 68 caps and last played for the Reggae Boyz during the 2009 Gold Cup.
Marshall was voted the Sounders FC Defender of the Year by his teammates. Despite missing most of July for national team duty, he made 26 appearances, starting 25, and finished with two goals and two assists.
Marshall is expected to leave Seattle on Jan. 27 and return on Feb. 1.
A few other notes from the Sounders:
Keller a Finalist for 2009 Sports Star of the Year
Sounders FC captain and keeper Kasey Keller is among the five finalists for the Professional Sports Athlete of the Year, to be announced tonight. The Seattle Sports Commission and Seattle Children’s Hospital are hosting the 75th annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by MTR Western, at Benaroya Hall.
Washington Legislature Recognizes Sounders FC
The Washington State Senate and House of Representatives congratulated and honored the Sounders FC on January 15 with resolutions as the Legislature convened its session in Olympia. Owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer and captain Kasey Keller each addressed the Senate and afterward joined Lt. Governor Brad Owen for a reception.