Jamaica Observer | Howard Walker

While Harbour View have won four consecutive games and have surged to be joint top of the league with 20 points, Portmore United have won just once in 10 matches and are rooted to the bottom of the league with six points.

In fact, after the first three games, defending champions Harbour View had one point while 2012 champion Portmore United were pointless, but the Stars of the East kick-started their season, found another gear and have won six of their last seven games to be second only by the smallest of goal margins.

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Nodley Wright | Jamaica Gleaner 

The battle for leadership of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is between current leaders Montego Bay United and defending champions Harbour View, both of whom play away today to less-fancied opponents.

Montego Bay United lead the table with 19 points, two more than Harbour View, while Tivoli Gardens and Humble Lion are a further three points behind.

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MIDFIELDER Jermaine Woozencroft and defender Kemar Lawrence have been selected by the JFF to participate in the first-ever MLS Caribbean Combine, which aims to give regional players a chance to be assessed by scouts to determine if they have what it takes to play in the US professional leagues, like the MLS.
The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) recently announced a partnership with US Major League Soccer (MLS) to create a stage where young, aspiring regional players will have the chance to parade their skills with a view to moving into the North American league.

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Jamaica Gleaner | Ryan Jones

Harbour View’s young forward, Brian Brown, came in for high praise from his coach, Harold Thomas, after netting his first Red Stripe Premier League hat-trick to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 win over Cavalier in their rescheduled match played on Wednesday at Stadium East.

Brown headed home in the 60th and 71st minutes with both crosses coming from Xavian Virgo before completing his hat-trick in the 81st minute with a lob over Cavalier’s custodian, Jovel Plunkett. The goals moved the 20-year-old’s tally to six for the season with five coming in league play.

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Jamaica Observer | Sanjay Myers

HARBOUR View FC striker Brian Brown exhibited a superb series of one-touch finishing to nab a hat-trick and lift his team to a 3-0 lashing of hosts Cavalier SC in the rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League game on Wednesday at Stadium East.

The former daCosta Cup schoolboy star, who scored in the 60th, 71st and 81st minutes, was largely aided by a tactical change in the second half that saw Xavian Virgo switched from a midfield position to his customary right-back role.

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Nodley Wright, Gleaner Writer

National defender Dicoy Williams was like a man transformed on Sunday night as he led his team masterfully and scored the opening goal, a beauty in Harbour View’s 2-0 win over Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League.

The 27-year-old six-footer, who was a picture of poise throughout, blasted home a volley in the 38th minute to ease the pressure on the forwards, who were having difficulty getting the job done.
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Gordon Williams, Sunday Gleaner

Hurt by exclusion from Jamaica’s squad for the final round of World Cup qualifiers (WCQ), Lovel Palmer has announced his retirement from international football at age 29.

Palmer said he “honestly” had “no clue” why he was dumped by Jamaica and will no longer be available for national selection.

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PORT of SPAIN, Trinidad — Players wishing to be a part of Winfried Schafer’s Reggae Boyz squad had better be prepared to raise their fitness levels to international standards, minimise their mistakes during the learning curve, exhibit leadership skills and most importantly, learn from their mistakes. Continue Reading →

HARBOUR View stifled Waterhouse’s first-half marauding efforts before scoring the only goal for a 1-0 victory in a seventh-round Red Stripe Premier League Monday night game at the Compound.

Xavian Virgo scored for Harbour View in the 41st minute then blotted his copy book in the 68th minute when he was sent packing by referee Karl Tyrel for his second bookable offence.

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The PLCA has restarted the Monday Night Football games starting at 7pm weekly, since last night with Waterhouse FC defeating Sporting Central Academy by 2-1.

Next Monday, November 11 at 7pm, HVFC will hosts Waterhouse FC at the HVFC Stadium.

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