COLORADO SPRINGS, United States – T&T defender Jamal Jack together with Jamaican midfielders Shane Malcolm and Saeed Robinson, have been re-signed by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the upcoming 2019 United Soccer League season.
The club said the trio were important to the side and had kept hold of the them to ensure stability, especially with several other changes expected to be made.
“With as much turnover we will have on the team, it’s important to have players familiar with the club,” said Switchbacks head coach Steve Trittschuh.
“These three contributed a lot last season and I expect them to perform even better in 2019.”
Malcolm, 27, was born in Jamaica but represents Guam in the western Pacific, through his paternal grandmother.
Over the past two seasons, he has made 61 appearances for the Switchbacks, and also scored six goals and notched five assists last season.
Jack played a pivotal role in the Switchbacks defence last season, to be among the USL’s leading defenders with 191 clearances and 28 blocks.
The 30-year-old, who has played twice for T&T Soca Warriors senior team, started each of the club’s 34 regular-season games during the last campaign.
Robinson, meanwhile, has already played three seasons for the western United States outfit, having spent two seasons there between 2015-16, and then returning to the club last season following a one-year stint at North Carolina FC.
The 28-year-old subsequently netted five times in 33 appearances, producing a strong showing in the latter half of the season.
Like Malcolm, he has never played for the Reggae Boyz. - (CMC)