Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock has been named in the provisional Jamaica squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jamaica have named an initial group of 60 players for the tournament, the biennial international men's football championship organized by North America, Central American and Caribbean's football ruling body CONCACAF. It starts on 10 July in United States of America and the final squad will be named at the end of June.
Ethan made his debut for Jamaica against USA in Austria in March. London-born Ethan qualifies for Jamaica through his father, who was born there, and also has international recognition at England C level, the team that represents the country at non-league level. He was named in a Jamaica squad for matches in Japan earlier this month but withdrew due to his season continuing until the end of May when Brentford won the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final and promotion to the Premier League.
The Gold Cup features 16 teams. Jamaica will play in Group C and have been drawn with Suriname and Costa Rica. The fourth team will come from a qualification tournament that take place in early July. The top two in each group will play in the knock-out stages and the final is on 1 August.
Ethan played for England C while with Dulwich Hamlet, where he spent six years before progressing through the leagues with Forest Green Rovers, Barnsley and now Brentford to reach the Premier League. He has played 88 games for The Bees in two seasons in West London. He has scored four goals for Brentford, including our first at our new stadium, in a Carabao Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers.