THREE OF JAMAICA'S top soccer players — Henry Largie, Ruddy Pearce, Delroy Scott and a Trinidadian, Everald Cummings are doing well iwht the Atlanta Chiefs, one of the new professional soccer teams in the United States.
Reports from Atlanta state that general manager and coach, Phil Woosnam, and his assistant, Eric Woodward, are pleased with the progress made so far by the four players.
Mr. Henry Heitman, the assistant general manager of the Jamaica Citizen's Bank, recently met the footballers at the Atlanta Stadium where they were working hard during a training session.
The Citizen's and Southern National Bank of Atlanta, Geogia, of which Mr. Heitman was an assistant vice-president before assuming his new post in Jamaica, holds 49% of the total share issue of the Jamaica Citizens Bank.
Delroy Scott is doing particularly well and the 20-year-old who has represented Jamaica on numerous occasions including the World Cup Tournament bears the distinction of being one of only two Atlanta Chiefs to play in every game during the current season.
Both Henry Largie who is now married and Rudy Pearce played regularly with the Chiefs who are currently battling it out with Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the National Professional Soccer League's Eastern Division. The winner will take on the Western Division winner in a two-game series for the NPSL championship.
All four Chiefs have been impressed with the high quality of U.S. soccer and have said that Atlanta is a great place in which to live work and play.
Cummings who is also a regular players with the Chiefs, has played in Jamaica on several occasions and was known in his homeland as the 'Pele' of Trinidad. The 18-year-old Trinidadian rooms with Scott and Pearce.
MORE THAN ONE WAY: Mr. Henry Heitman (centre), deputy general manager of Jamaica Citizens Bank, discovers there is more than one way to use his head during his meeting with (from left) Delroy Scott, Henry Largie, Everald Cummings, and Ruddy Pearce.