Justin Springer Gets Saint Kitts and Nevis Nod
The six-foot-three defender had accepted a call-up for the island country a month ago ahead of two matches against Belize, the first of which ended in a one-nil victory and the second of which was a heavy defeat. Springer participated in both matches.
Prior to his last national team appearance, the first-year professional had actually turned down a call-up from Saint Kitts and Nevis so that he could fight his way back into the Nine Stripes first team while Roger Thompson was out injured. The move worked, with Springer featuring in eight games in a row for York9 FC from September to October.
The Burlington-born defender isn’t the only member of the Nine Stripes that has been called to international action this week either, with tricky midfielder Emilio Estevez also getting the nod from Chinese Taipei.
With Nine Stripes gaffer Jim Brennan declaring that many members of the squad finished the season playing for their jobs, the 2020 roster for York9 FC is far from confirmed. So far, only full-back Morey Doner has announced his return for next season. Whether Springer will be on the roster with him remains to be seen.
York9 FC fans will be able to watch Justin Springer represent Saint Kitts and Nevis live on OneSoccer, which is streaming every single CONCACAF Nations League game.