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Tayvon Gray called up by Jamaica national team

The right-back will be with the squad for the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals — and miss NYCFC's game against FC Cincinnati.

New York City FC right-back Tayvon Gray has been called up by the Jamaica national football team for the March international break.

Jamaica will face the United States men's national team in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm ET. Depending on the result, Jamaica will then play in the final or the third-place match, both of which will be held on Sunday, March 24. All games will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX

The Reggae Boyz haven't yet released their roster to the public, but Hudson River Blue can confirm that Gray will be with the team.

Gray was first called up by Jamaica last September, when the CONCACAF Nations League tournament opened. He made his international debut against Granda on October 12, 2023, but he left the game with an injury. Gray now has three caps with Jamaica.

The call-up by Jamaica comes on the heels of the news that two other NYCFC players will leave the club next week during the international break.

Right-back Mitja Ilenič was called up to the Slovenia U-21 team, which is trying to advance out of the group stage in the Euro U-21 qualifications. This means that both Gray and Ilenič will miss New York City's matchup with FC Cincinnati on Saturday, March 22.

Backup goalkeeper Tomás Romero was called up by El Salvador, who will play three friendlies in the window. First, they will face Bonaire, a Dutch territory in the Caribbean with a population of 24,000, on March 20. Then they will play Argentina on March 22 and Honduras on March 26.

Update: The Jamaica national football team announced the roster for the CONCACAF Nations League games.