|OFFICIAL NAME||Portmore United Football Club (Jamaica)|
|FOUNDED||1982 as Hazard United (renamed Portmore United FC in 2002)|
|HEAD COACH||Linval Dixon|
|QUALIFICATION METHOD||3rd place, 2017 Caribbean Club Championship|
|BEST FINISH||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
|PREVIOUS APPEARANCES||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
The last time Portmore United played in a CONCACAF competition was in 2006, when it was eliminated from the Champions’ Cup at the quarterfinal stage by Mexico’s Club America, 7-3 on aggregate. Now, 11 years later, the Jamaican club is back after earning a berth in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League, thanks to a third-place finish in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship.
Portmore United posted an overall record of 4W-2D-0L (14GF, 5GA). Nine different players accounted for the 14 goals, led by Ricardo Morris with three, while Ewan Grandison, Jermie Lynch and Cleon Pryce had two each.
PMU has won five Jamaican National Premier League titles (1992/93, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2007/08, 2011/12) and one Caribbean Club Championship crown (2005).
Head coach Linval Dixon won 127 caps for Jamaica and appeared in two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (1993, 1998).
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michael Binns, Midfielder: appeared in five games as Jamaica made a run to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final … came on as a substitute in all of three of Jamaica’s games in the 2016 Copa America Centenario
Ewan Grandison, Midfielder: scored two goals in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship (1 in a 6-1 win v against Transvaal; 1 in a 2-2 draw v San Juan Jabloteh … appeared in one game for Jamaica at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Ricardo Morris, Midfielder: scored team-high three goals in 2017 Caribbean Club Championship (1 in 2-0 win v Schloars Internatiional; 1 in 1-0 win v Puerto Rico FC, 1 in 1-0 win v Racing FC)