Lovel Palmer facts for kids
Palmer with Houston Dynamo in 2010
|Full name||Lovel Palmer|
|Date of birth||30 August 1984|
|Place of birth||Mandeville, Jamaica|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Right back, Midfielder|
|Current club||Des Moines Menace|
|1995–1998||Essex Valley FC|
|2004||→ W Connection (loan)||11||(2)|
|2013||Real Salt Lake||17||(0)|
|2018–||Des Moines Menace||1||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Palmer began his career with the St. Elizabeth Technical High School football team in his native Jamaica, and in 1995 joined Essex Valley FC. In 1998, with Essex Valley, Palmer participated in an international youth tournament in Norway He also played in several youth teams for Essex Valley before joining the youth system of Harbour View in January 1999.
Palmer won Premier League and Caribbean Club Championship titles in 1995 and 2004 with Harbour View, before joining TT Pro League team W Connection on loan. While at Harbour View, Palmer also had an unsuccessful trial with IK Start in Norway in February 2009.
During the 2004 season he appeared in eleven games and scored two goals for W Connection before returning to Harbour View in December 2004. Palmer soon became the leader and captain of Harbour View, and he led the team to victory in the Jamaica National Premier League in 2007/2008.
On 21 July 2011, Palmer was traded to Portland Timbers along with Mike Chabala and an international roster spot in exchange for Adam Moffat and allocation money.
Palmer's option was declined by Portland on 3 December 2012. He elected to enter the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was selected by Real Salt Lake in stage two of the draft on 14 December 2012. He missed a penalty in a shootout during the 2013 MLS Cup that gave Sporting Kansas City the league title. Six days later he was traded by RSL to Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money.
After two years in Chicago, Palmer signed with Indy Eleven of the North American Soccer League on 12 January 2016.
Palmer signed with NASL side Miami FC on 14 August 2017 following his release from Indy Eleven.
Palmer played for the Jamaican U-17, U-20 and U-23 national teams, and has been a member of the Jamaica national football team since 2005.
|Real Salt Lake||2013||MLS||17||0||4||0||-||1||0||22||0|
|Jamaica national team|
Statistics accurate as of match played 12 December 2012
Palmer holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.
- Harbour View
- Jamaica National Premier League (3): 2000, 2007, 2010
- JFF Champions Cup (2): 2001, 2002
- CFU Club Championship (2): 2004, 2007
- Real Salt Lake
- Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship (1): 2013
- Indy Eleven
- North American Soccer League Spring Season (1): 2016
- Caribbean Cup (1): 2010
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