Reggae Boy Tevin Shaw has become the third player from Jamaica to sign up for the newly formed Canadian Premier League.

Shaw will turn out for Atletico Ottawa after signing a two-year deal last Thursday.

The deal ended Shaw’s relationship with Jamaican Red Stripe Premier League outfit, Portmore United.

Before Shaw, Alex Marshall and Nicholas Nelson, were also announced as entrants to the league.

Shaw is hoping that his efforts with Ottawa will mean he finds his way into bigger markets down the line.

“Trying to one the standout players in my role and also be a leader; add few goals, few assists and continue to work my socks off to get a few more national call-ups and take it from there. (Also) to make the transition to a better set-up into the wider world because I aspire to play at the highest level,” said Shaw.

The Canadian Premier League has been suspended until April 11.

Cruz Azul took care of business against Jamaican club Portmore United with a 4-0 win in the second leg of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Round of 16 on Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

The result lifted Cruz Azul to a 6-1 aggregate win over the Caribbean club and a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

There was suffocating pressure from Cruz Azul from the very start, yet the star of the show early on was Portmore United goalkeeper Kemar Foster, who made a trio of highlight-reel saves.

But Foster could only stop so many shots and Orbelin Pineda gave Cruz Azul a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute with a spectacular right-footed volley.

Cruz Azul continued pushing for another goal, but they had to wait until the 60th to double the margin when Jonathan Borja floated in a cross from the left and from the slimmest of angles, Lucas Passerini headed in to make it 2-0.

The night was then capped by Pablo Ceppelini’s penalty conversion in the 76th and Borja’s strike in the 90th.

Jamaica’s Portmore United is expected to face a tough task when they aim to turn the tables on Mexican outfit Cruz Azul, when the teams meet in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League, at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Tuesday.

The Jamaicans had the Mexican club on their heels in the first leg, leading 1-0 heading into second-half stoppage time, but a ferocious late rally earned La Maquina a dramatic 2-1 win and the momentum going into Tuesday’s second leg.

History will be on Cruz Azul’s side with the Mexican club riding a 20-match home unbeaten streak in Concacaf competition and an overall record of 20W-6D-1L, with 69 goals scored and just 12 against.

 Nevertheless, Portmore United Head Coach Ricardo Gardner’s men have everything to gain and will be relying on the exploits of FW Ricardo Morris, who had four shots in the first leg, and GK Kemar Foster, who registered eight saves last week, to try to pull off the result.

For Cruz Azul, a draw or win would see them advance a round in the SCCL for the first time since 2013-14, when they last lifted the trophy.

Portmore United of Jamaica did not get the start that they wanted in Group B of the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship, as they fell 4-0 to Atletico Pantoja on Wednesday night at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston, Jamaica.

Nevertheless, Portmore United boss Ricardo Gardner was able to take some positives away from his team’s performance against the Dominican Republic side and use those to their benefit in Sunday’s key clash with Arcahaie of Haiti.

“It was definitely not the result that we wanted, but I don’t think the final result gave the match justice,” said Gardner in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com.

“I think we had a decent performance, it’s just that we gave up some soft goals and didn’t put away our chances, but there were some positives to take away and we must take those positives into the next game from which we’ll need three points.”

In particular, Gardner wants to see his players have better and faster circulation of the ball in order to open spaces and have chances at goal.

“We have to move the ball quicker, we have to break the lines a little bit quicker, capitalize on our opportunities, and at the other end keep a clean sheet,” said Gardner.

Above all, Gardner preached a message of optimism to his players following the defeat on Wednesday and stressed that the only thing that matters now is Sunday’s affair.

“My message was that all is not lost, the Pantoja game is behind us, there is nothing we can do about it. We definitely can do something about the next one coming up and we just have to take the positives from this game and make sure we perform to the best of our ability, both individually and collectively as a group,” concluded Gardner.

Defending champions Portmore United and Tivoli Gardens scored victories on Sunday during round 16 of the Red Stripe Premier League.

Waterhouse FC’s to go one better in this season’s Red Stripe Premier League continues to look promising after last year’s runners up, courtesy of a 2-1 win over Humble Lion at the Effortville Community Centre, moved to 30 points.

Waterhouse’s lead is now eight points after second-place Mount Pleasant lost 2-0 to RSPL defending champions Portmore United.

National representative Cory Burke scored a brace to help the champions keep momentum that is now four games strong. They are now on 18 points and up to sixth place in the standings.

Molynes United, continued to struggle, losing 3-0 to Vere United at the Wembley Centre of Excellence but they are still third on 20 points.

Cavalier SC now lie ninth in the table on 15 points after they were held 1-1 by 10th place University of the West Indies, who now have 12 points.

In the day’s late game, Duneholden, who began the day ninth, are now up to seventh with 17 points, leapfrogging Harbour View, who drop to eighth on 16.

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