Inter Miami CF II and Academy U-17 midfielder Kobi Thomas has been called up to the Jamaican U-20 national team for the upcoming 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship. The tournament will offer Thomas and Jamaica the opportunity to qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia, as well as the 2024 Summer Olympics. Thomas will rejoin the team this weekend after excelling at a training camp with the Jamaican U-20 side last week.
The Concacaf U-20 Championship will be hosted in Honduras, running from June 18 to July 3, and consist of a group stage followed by knockout rounds; the top three teams in each group will qualify for the knockout stages. Jamaica has been placed in Group H alongside Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, and Honduras.
Group Stage Schedule:
• Saturday, June 18 @ 6 p.m. ET - Costa Rica vs. Jamaica
• Monday, June 20 @ 10:30 p.m. ET - Jamaica vs. Honduras
• Wednesday, June 22 @ 6 p.m. ET - Jamaica vs. Antigua and Barbuda
Thomas’ second Jamaica U-20 call up comes after a strong start to 2022, in which he has made his professional debut with Inter Miami CF II and netted his first two professional goals, scoring in consecutive matches. Thomas, 16, also featured at the 2022 Generation adidas Cup for the Inter Miami U-17 team, helping guide the team to the semifinals.
Thomas is one of many current and former Inter Miami CF Academy players to be called up to a national team. The list includes: Noah Allen (U.S. U-20 MYNT), Edison Azcona (Dominican Republic senior and youth national teams), Israel Boatwright (Dominican Republic U-20 national team), Benjamin Cremaschi (U.S. U-19 MYNT), Tyler Austin, Justin Ellis, Santiago Morales and Felipe Valencia (U.S. U-15 MYNT), Logan Batiste and Tyler Hall (U.S. U-17 MYNT), among others.