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Jermaine Taylor




Date of Birth: 1/14/1985
Hometown: Portland, Jamaica 
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Position: Defender
Country: Jamaica
Last Club: Minnesota United FC (USA)


Taylor appeared in 14 matches with six starts for Minnesota United FC during their inaugural season in 2017. The Portland, Jamaica native joined the Portland Timbers in 2016 after being selected in the 2015 Re-Entry Draft, appearing in 23 matches with 21 starts. Prior to that, Taylor played five seasons with the Houston Dynamo, starting in 101 of 106 appearances. Taylor helped steer the Dynamo to back-to-back Eastern Conference crowns (2011, 2012) in his first two Major League Soccer campaigns.

The defender began his professional playing career at the age of 19 in the Jamaican National Premier League, appearing in 110 matches over eight seasons with Harbour View and St. George’s SC before signing with Houston in 2011.

At the international level, Taylor has appeared in 101 matches for the Jamaica national team, the seventh-most caps in senior team history, after working his way up through the U-17 and U-20 sides. Taylor has won three Caribbean Cup championships with the Reggae Boyz (2005, 2010, 2014), scoring in penalties to defeat Trinidad and Tobago in the 2014 Final.

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