ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (February 4, 2016) – Neither luck of the draw nor the vagaries of a lottery system worked immediately in the favour of Jorginho James, the Jamaican midfielder who advanced from the MLS-sponsored Caribbean Football Union Player Combine to the MLS Combine in Fort Lauderdale, but it opened up potential avenues for the 21 year old to ply his trade internationally.
Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View Football Club for whom James plays, said exploratory talks are under way with two clubs, one in the United States and another in Europe, to see if he can be signed for next season.
"It's a good thing that the Combine is being done so that the process is there and the opportunity is there that it can recommend players, as it did with Jorginho," Jureidini said.
He reported that James benefitted from the exposure and remains in good spirits and fine form, as exemplified by his performance with his club, scoring four goals in his last three matches.
"He's doing well," Jureidini said of James who also plays for the Jamaica National Team.
James was the lone representative from the CFU combine which saw the training-and-scouting exercise being held across three venues – Curacao, Martinique and St. Kitts – between December 2015 and January 2016.