Lovel Palmer

Lovel Palmer
Lovel Palmer
Real Name: Lovel Palmer
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Age: 36 (08/30/1984)
Birthplace: Mandeville, Jamaica
Hometown: Mandeville, Jamaica

After a season-and-a-half with the Houston Dynamo, Palm­er joined the Timbers, along with Mike Chabala, midway through their inaugural season from Houston in exchange for midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money on July 21. The eight-year professional was signed by Houston on March 19, 2010, after seven seasons with Harbour View FC of the Jamaican National Premier League.

2012: Started and played the full 90 at right back against Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 7 ... Missed two games due to a right knee injury sustained Sept. 19 ... Started and played 83 minutes against San Jose on Sept. 19 ... Played 74 minutes as a starter against the San Jose Reserves on Aug. 26 ... Played 31 minutes at right back against New York on Aug. 19, subbing on for an injured Kosuke Kimura ... Was his first league appearance since July 14 vs. LA Galaxy ... Started and played 90 minutes at right back for the Jamaica National Team in a 2-0 win over El Salvador, featuring Timbers teammate Steve Purdy, on Aug. 15 at RFK Stadium ... Played 90 minutes against Chivas USA in a MLS Reserve League match on July 29 ... Started and played 74 minutes in a friendly against Aston Villa FC on July 24 ... Started three consecutive MLS matches July 3-14 ... Played 86 minutes against San Jose on July 3 ... Played 90 minutes in an MLS Reserve League match May 27 against Vancouver ... Started five straight matches April 21-May 20 ... Came on as a 74th-minute substitute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first five matches.

2011: Arrived in Portland, along with defender Mike Cha­bala, after a trade with Houston on July 21 ... Combined for career highs in games played (34) and starts (31) between Houston and Portland ... Started all 15 of his appearances with Portland ... Featured in each of the Timbers’ three consecutive shutouts Aug. 24-Sept. 16 ... Earned the assist on a goal by Diego Chara Sept. 16 against New England ... Appeared in 19 matches for Houston, missing just one game due to suspension ... Set up the Dynamo’s first goal of the 2011 season at Seattle March 25 ... Scored the consolation goal in a 2-1 loss at Toronto on May 7 ... Was red carded June 18 in a 2-0 loss to Columbus.

2010: Stepped into the Dynamo lineup early in the season and appeared in 26 games, including 24 starts ... Totaled four goals in three different competitions ... Made his MLS debut in the final minute of a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake April 1 ... Made first Dynamo start and scored a long-range goal that was voted MLS Goal of the Week in a 3-0 win vs. Chivas USA on April 17 ... Goal was later named No. 5 on the list of top MLS goals of 2010 by ... Notched his first MLS assist on the clinching goal of a 3-1 win at D.C. United on Sept. 25 ... Started four SuperLiga games in midfield ... Scored the opening goal in the sixth minute of a 1-1 tie vs. Chivas USA on July 18.

2009-10: Before joining MLS, spent his entire professional career with Jamaica’s Harbour View FC, which he joined as a teenager ... Helped Harbour View to a tie for first place with three games remaining before joining the Dynamo, scoring four goals.

2008-09: Led Harbour View to second-place regular-season finish in the Jamaican first division, but Harbour View dropped to fourth after additional championship-round games ... Played all 90 minutes in 3-0 loss to Pumas (Mexico) in a CONCACAF Champions League qualifier Sept. 4, after first leg was cancelled due to Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico.

2007-08: Helped Harbour View to Caribbean Football Union championship, after memorable 10-9 shootout win over San Juan Jabloteh (Trinidad & Tobago) in the semifinals and 2-1 regulation win over Joe Public (Trinidad & Tobago) in the final ... Scored tying goal of a 1-1 draw against D.C. United on March 12 in first leg of the CONCACAF Champi­ons League quarterfinal ... Scored two goals in league play.

2006-07: Captained Harbour View to 2007 National Premier League championship ... Scored eight of team’s league-high 67 goals in regular season.

2005-06: Took over as club captain in Aug. 2005 shortly before turning 21 years old ... Scored four goals early in the season and earned NPL Player of the Week honors, finishing with six for the year.

2004-05: Scored six goals in league play for Harbour View ... Played 90 minutes in both legs of Harbour View’s 4-2 aggregate loss to D.C. United in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

2003-04: Was called into the Harbour View senior squad for the first time shortly before turning 19 years old ... Stayed with the senior squad all year as Harbour View lost in the Premier League finals ... Scored first Premier League goal in the mid-season final against Waterhouse, a 35-yard strike that was ranked the sixth-best goal of the year ... Helped Harbour View to Caribbean Football Union championship.

INTERNATIONAL: Has 19 caps for the Jamaican National Team since debuting for his country in 2005 ... Was called into camp for a friendly against Colombia on Oct. 6, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Helped Jamaica to the Caribbean Cup title in Martinique in December 2010 ... Notched an assist in a 2-1 loss to Argentina Feb. 11, 2010 ... Appeared in three international matches in 2009, including a start in a 1-0 win at St. Kitts & Nevis on Aug. 16, 2009 ... Was a part of Jamaica’s squad for a tour of Asia in 2007, starting matches against Indonesia, Malaysia and Iran ... Started his first international match March 21, 2007, in a 2-0 loss to Switzerland in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Made his debut for the Reggae Boyz on April 20, 2005, coming on as a sub in a 1-0 win vs. Guatemala at Atlanta’s Herndon Stadium.

AMATEUR: Attended St. Elizabeth Technical High School ... Played for Essex Valley All-Stars and Downs United.

PERSONAL: Pronounced “love-EL” ... Enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and going to the beach ... Played cricket as a youngster ... Did not begin playing soccer until the age of 10 and did not join a competitive team until he was 13.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Chicago Fire22200179717019320
2014Chicago Fire302912625130831270
2013Real Salt Lake17140119818016041
2012Portland Timbers191501331015212041
2011Portland Timbers15150133212527220
2011Houston Dynamo191611450033719041
2010Houston Dynamo2624220491411325442
Career Totals-14813341178251593212911275
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