Wilmington Hammerheads’ Michael Binns gets called up by Jamaica; Mael Corboz heads to Germany’s 3.Liga

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Wilmington Hammerheads FC forward Michal Binns is one of the three players within the United Soccer League (USL) to be named to the Jamaica squad for the country’s upcoming Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) World Cup Qualifying contests against Panama and Haiti.

Michael Binns. Photo courtesy- Wilmington Hammerheads FC.
Michael Binns. (Photo courtesy- Wilmington Hammerheads FC.)

Binns joins Saint Louis FC goalkeeper Ryan Thompson and Bethlehem Steel FC’s Cory Burke on the team as Jamaica plays its final two games of the penultimate stage of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Binns scored one goal and added one assist in five appearances since joining the Hammerheads in midseason. He found the scoring sheet in a 1-1 draw with the Charleston Battery on Aug. 20, with four previous appearances for the Reggae Boyz. He made his international debut for Jamaica at the 2016 Copa America against Venezuela on June 5.

Hammerheads’ Corboz signs with German third-tier club

Midfielder Mael Corboz has been transferred from Wilmington Hammerheads FC to German club MSV Duisburg.

The 21 -year-old joins the Zebras after leading the Hammerheads with four assists in 14 appearances this season. Corboz participated in Duisburg’s summer training camp and saw action for the Zebras at the summer cup “Schauinsland Reisen- Cup der Traditionen”.

“I am very happy that it has worked with the agreement,” said Corboz. “The boys welcomed me very well in the team, in which I have already trained during my stay here. I joined a well-functioning team, which makes it, of course, easier for me to fit in. Now I am looking forward to playing, the fans and the MSV-Arena.”

Duisburg currently sits top of Germany’s 3.Liga five games into the season, with three wins and two draws to start the schedule.

Wilmington Hammerheads FC looks to find the win column for the first time in two months in a crucial match against Orlando at Legion Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m. With four games to go in the 2016 season, the Hammerheads sit five points behind Orlando for the eighth and final playoff spot.