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April 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM

O’Brian White not worried about international career choices

white mug.jpgI was listening to KJR the other day and Sounders FC forward O’Brian White was on the air with Mike “The Gasman” Gastineau. The topic got around to international soccer and White said despite playing a friendly with Jamaica in November, he could still play for Canada’s national team in the future.

This situation is much like when Steve Zakuani played for DR Congo in a friendly last year, but didn’t become locked in to playing exclusively for his home country.

I asked White today how he views the open possibilities of playing for Jamaica or Canada.

“To me I’m not even thinking about either country right now,” he said. “I’m more focusing on now, and when the time comes we’ll take it from there.”

White was a youth international selection for Jamaica at the U-15, U-17 and U-20 age groups. He started for the senior team in a Nov. 17 friendly against Costa Rica.

If the 25-year-old is able to maintain some level of production for Seattle (two goals, two assists in seven games) and maybe become a double-digit scorer, he might have to start thinking harder about that decision.

Until then, we’ll wait.

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