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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Battery forward Romario Williams has been named in the Jamaica National Team squad that will face Peru in an international exhibition on June 13th. The match will be played at Estadio Monumental de la UNSA in Arequipa, Peru.
Williams will be available for the Battery’s game on Saturday night against the Richmond Kickers at MUSC Health Stadium, and then join up with the Reggae Boyz as they head to South America. Williams joins Bethlehem Steel FC forward Cory Burke in the Jamaica squad.
“It’s always a blessing getting called up to the national team,” said Williams. “There are a lot of talented players representing the country of Jamaica, so it’s always an honor. It’s something you keep close to you and you never take it for granted.”
This is Williams’ fourth call up to the full national team; he made his debut for the Jamaican senior national team in a Caribbean Cup Qualifier in November of 2016. The 22-year old striker started when Jamaica played the United States on February 3rd.
Williams has scored 10 goals this season to sit second in the USL in goals behind Reno 1868 FC forward Dane Kelly. On loan with the club from Atlanta United FC, Williams has scored double-digit goals in each of the past two seasons for the Battery.
“We’re going up against a strong South American opponent in Peru so it should be an exciting game,” said Williams. “We’re all looking forward to it. Obviously, I’m excited to go to camp, but I have to take care of business here first.”