This is an incredible achievement for the Everton forward because he has only played five games for the Reggae Boyz
Concacaf has included Demarai Gray in their Gold Cup Best XI. Other Jamaicans that have been named in this list include Kemar Lawrence, Jermaine Taylor and goalkeeper Andre Blake in 2017. Damion Lowe was also included in the 2021 team.
Gray emerged as Jamaica’s best player as he played a major role in his team’s deep run into the semi-finals. He starred in the group stage and quarter finals. He provided two assists and scored twice for the Reggae Boyz. The Boyz were finally knocked out by Mexico in a 3-0 loss.
Concacaf recognized his contribution in the tournament by including him in their Best XI. He was placed as the best left winger in the just-concluded Gold Cup.
This is an incredible achievement for the Everton forward because he has only played five games for the Reggae Boyz. Most of his minutes have come Jamaica in the recent Gold Cup. He helped his team hold USA to a 1-1 draw by setting up Damion Lowe for the Boyz only goal. This was the opening game of the tournament.
He scored two goals as the Boyz thrashed 4-1 Trinidad and Tobago in the second game. He provided a sublime assist for Amari’i Bell as the Boyz beat Guatemala in the quarter-final. That was the only goal between the Caribbean rivals.
Meanwhile, finalists Panama and Mexico were represented by nine players in the Best XI. Mexico had five players because they were the eventual winners of the competition. The Mexicans include midfielders Oberlin Pineda and Luis Chavez, defenders Jorge Sanchez and Johan Vasquez, and goalkeeper Guillermo Achoa.
The list also had four Panamanians that include forward Ismael Diaz, midfielders Edgar Barcenas and Adalberto Carrasouilla, and defender Fidel Escobar.
The Best XI also included American winger Jesus Ferreira.