According to a report in the Jamaica Observer, 15 year old Justin McMaster is headed to the Philadelphia Union's Academy. McMaster, who plays on the Reggae Boyz U-17 squad as a forward. McMaster is the third Jamaican international signed this year by the Union, following goalkeeper Andre Blake,who was taken with the First Pick in the SuperDraft, and Brian Brown, who is on loan from Jamaican club Harbour View, where McMaster reportedly trains. He will join the Union's "Soccer High" from the Hillel Academy, a private school in Kingston.
McMaster has featured for Jamaica's U-15 and U-17 teams, and is currently with the squad during the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scoring four goals in Jamaica's 19-0 romp over the U. S. Virginia Islands. Jamaica plays Guadeloupe tonight at 7:30 PM in the Group B Final Round. McMaster is set to join the Philadelphia Union academy as soon as he is released from national team duties. The Caribbean Zone portion of the tournament will conclude on October 26 in Port-au-Prince, Haïti