Reggae Boyz defender Damion Lowe has signed a contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Inter Miami CF that will keep him at the club until 2023 with an option for 2024.
The 28-year-old Lowe recently left Egyptian club Al-Ittihad Alexandria by mutual consent after one and a half seasons and said he is looking forward to his return to the United States.
“I’m excited for this new challenge. I got drafted back in 2014 with the Seattle Sounders and I wasn’t able to make an impact due to injuries, and being a young player having to challenge for a spot. I feel like I have unfinished business in the MLS,” he said.
“I’ve done well over the years with CONCACAF and playing in Europe and Africa. I believe that I can help the Miami franchise be successful and hopefully win a lot of games.”
Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director at Inter Miami, Chris Henderson, believes Lowe to be a proven talent who will be an asset to the team.
“Damion is a capable centre-back, who has proven himself at the international level for Jamaica and we’re happy to welcome him at Inter Miami. I’ve known Damion for a long time and I’m sure he’ll welcome this challenge to break into MLS while helping us achieve our objectives. We’re looking forward to continuing to solidify our backline with this signing,” Henderson said.
At the international level, Lowe has been a regular for the Jamaican national team since making his senior debut in 2016. He has so far made 41 appearances for the Reggae Boyz competing in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Concacaf Gold Cup, Concacaf Nations League and the Caribbean Cup.
He has served as captain for the Reggae Boyz and helped the team reach the 2017 Caribbean Cup final and 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup final. He was also selected to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Best XI after playing every single minute in Jamaica’s four matches at the tournament, with the team only conceding three goals.