New York Red Bulls midfielder Dane Richards has been called up by the Jamaican National Team for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and he will miss time with the Red Bulls starting July 1.

Jamaica’s first match is on July 3 in Los Angeles, CA against Canada. Four days later, they take on Costa Rica in Columbus, OH. Jamaica’s third match is against El Salvador on July 10 in Miami, FL. Should Jamaica advance, the quarterfinals are scheduled for July 18-19 in Philadelphia and Dallas with the semifinals taking place on July 23 in Chicago and the finals on July 26 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

The Red Bulls have only one match – July 4 at FC Dallas – between when Richards leaves and the earliest day he might return. After the game in Dallas, the Red Bulls do not return to action until July 16, when they host the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Richards has played in 15 games, starting in 10 of them, and has one goal and one assist for the Red Bulls this season. Richards has 12 appearances with the Jamaican National Team, his first coming in 2002 at the age of 18. He has yet to score a goal for the National Team, but at the end of 2008, Richards played an integral part in helping Jamaica capture the 2008 Digicel Caribbean Cup.




  1. nydasofine Says:

    Good bye Richards……you could stay as long as u want to….U WON’T B MISSED

  2. Cindy Says:

    here’s hoping the NT will help bring back the good Dane Richards… where the heck did he go?

  3. Lou Says:

    Who cares where he went, we have zimmerman and he is showing that he has the potential to be far better than richards ever was. Dane can have his running, no skill style of futbol. I prefer to watch the beautiful game.

  4. Mentz Says:

    There is nothing “beautiful” about the game we’ve been playing this year.

  5. Lou Says:

    Yea but if we see more skillful players like zimmerman replacing players with no skill like richards, we will be on our way to playing something at least close to beautiful.

  6. nydasofine Says:

    ya all rite. Richard has nuthin but speed. zimmerman has speed and skills. i hope the greatest coach that we have “lol lol” give zimmerman a chance.
    All i’m asking the managment don’t go for cheap give us a good product on the field and they will come.
    the reason Cosmos used to pack Giants stadium it’s because the quality of the product on the field was beyond greatness

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