JEF United says players are OK; when will Matt Lam play again? 14 Mar 2011 Matt Lam is safe and sound, but he won’t be playing anytime soon. Japanese second-division side JEF United confirmed in a press release that none of its players or staff were hurt in the earthquake and tsunami that has killed thousands in that country. The team’s stadium was not damaged The Japanese league has postponed all scheduled March games, with no word on when the league will resume. The club plays in a Tokyo suburb. Lam, who was FC Edmonton’s top player when it played a schedule of friendlies in 2010, was loaned out to JEF United on a one-year deal. He followed former FCE coaches Dwight Lodeweges and Hans Schrijver, and midfielder Sander Van Gessel, who all left Alberta to take more lucrative jobs in Japan.