Ran across a story from the Jamaica Observer that said Marshall, a Sounders FC defender, planned to retire from the national team after last year’s Gold Cup. But he was back with the team this past weekend for a friendly.
This story came out the day Jamaica defeated Canada in the match Sunday night.
“To be fair, I finished on a down and I wanted to play another game in Jamaica in front of the fans,” Marshall told the paper.
That down was the team’s elimination from the first round of the Gold Cup after winning only one of three first-round games, against El Salvador in Florida.
“If I’m going to retire I want to make sure I play at least one more game, one last game in Jamaica,” Marshall said.
Marshall added that his biggest regret is never having played in a World Cup.
Marshall said his focus would now turn to his “bread and butter” — the MLS in the USA, where he represents the Seattle Sounders.
“National team is coming to an end and it’s time now for the younger boys to step up and start taking leadership roles and start asserting themselves into the team,” he told the Sunday Observer.
“My role now is to come in and be a mentor, lead by example and hopefully set a good tone and that’s why I’m here now.”
Marshall played the entire game for Jamaica.