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United States Virgin Islands national soccer team

U.S. Virgin Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dashing Eagle
Association USVI Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
Top scorer Jamie Browne
Kevin Sheppard
Reid Klopp (2)
Home stadium Lionel Roberts Park
FIFA code VIR
FIFA ranking
Current 178 2 (1 October 2015)
Highest 149 (July 2011)
Lowest 202 (February 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 216 3 (22 March 2015)
Highest 213 (10 July 2011)
Lowest 219 (8 March 2015)
First international
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1–0 British Virgin Islands 
(U.S. Virgin Islands; 21 March 1998)
Biggest win
 U.S. Virgin Islands 2–0 British Virgin Islands 
(U.S. Virgin Islands; 3 July 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Saint Lucia 14–1 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 14 April 2001)

The U.S. Virgin Islands national soccer team, nicknamed The dashing eagle, is the national team of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is controlled by the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Federation.

Though FIFA did not officially recognize the USVI team as affiliated until 1992, the Virgin Islands federation was founded in the 1970s by Trinidad native Robert T. Wills who helped build the base of the USVI Soccer Federation as it is known today. The team played its first official international match on 21 March 1998 in a victory against the British Virgin Islands.[1] In May of 2011, the USVI soccer federation chief, Frederick Hillaren, began ambitious changes in the team and appointed Keith Griffith, former coach and captain of the Barbados national football team and former coach of Trinidad and Tobago powerhouse club team Joe Public F.C., as technical director. Within two months of Griffith's appointment, the team shot up 51 places in the FIFA World Rankings, soccer is the third most popular sport on the islands, and the team does not have a national stadium for soccer in which to play.[1]

Contents

  • Stadium 1
  • World Cup record 2
  • Gold Cup record 3
  • Caribbean Cup record 4
  • U.S Virgin Islands International Record 5
    • List of wins 5.1
    • List of draws 5.2
    • Most recent fixtures 5.3
  • Current Squad 6
    • Past Squads 6.1
  • Coaches 7
  • Technical Directors 8
  • References 9

Stadium

The team does not have a national stadium. They must play their home matches at Lionel Roberts Park, a baseball stadium in Charlotte Amalie. For their 2014 World Cup qualification matches, the team needed to bring in a new grass surface and make other special arrangements.[1] In the past, the team has played at Paul E. Joseph Stadium in St. Croix.[2] However, in February of 2012, it was announced that the stadium is condemned and will be demolished to make way for a new sports complex that will cost at least $50 million. The 50-acre complex will contain venues for tennis, volleyball, baseball, and aquatics. However, the plans did not include a new soccer stadium.[3] For the 2018 World Cup qualification, the team played at the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School Ground where they suffered a 4-0 loss to the Barbados national football team.

World Cup record

Gold Cup record

Caribbean Cup record

U.S Virgin Islands International Record

Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
38 4 6 28 19 189 −170

List of wins

# Date Opponent Score Competition
1 21/03/1998 British Virgin Islands 1–0 friendly
2 03/07/2011 British Virgin Islands 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 10/07/2011 British Virgin Islands 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 22/3/2015  Barbados 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

List of draws

# Date Opponent Score Competition
1 26/02/1999 Turks and Caicos 2–2 1999 Caribbean Cup Qualification
2 28/02/1999 Bahamas 0–0 1999 Caribbean Cup Qualification
3 28/11/2004 Saint Martin 0–0 2005 Caribbean Cup Qualification
4 14/03/2008 British Virgin Islands 0–0 friendly
5 15/03/2008 British Virgin Islands 1–1 friendly
6 19/06/2011 Anguilla 0–0 friendly

Most recent fixtures

Date Tournament Location Opponent Score Scorers
26 March 2015
World Cup Qualification
U.S Virgin Islands  Barbados
0-4
22 March 2015
World Cup Qualification
Barbados  Barbados
1-0
Jamie Browne  16'
Key

      Win       Draw       Loss

Current Squad

Squad called for 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Barbados [4]

Caps correct as of 26 March 2015
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erik Mozzo (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 2 0
18 1GK Carlos Claxton (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 2 0 VG Ball Stars
15 2DF Kimani George (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 7 0
2 2DF Rajae Joseph (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 0 0
11 2DF Jacob Bordon May 22, 1998 (age 16) 2 0
8 2DF Xavier Harris 2 0
16 2DF Dewayne Dyer (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 2 0
4 3MF Dusty Good(c) (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 9 0 FBK Karlstad
20 3MF Denny Smith (1992-12-05) 5 December 1992 4 0 UVI
13 3MF Jamie Browne (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 6 2
6 3MF Lishati Bailey (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 8 0
3MF Dwayne Thomas (1984-04-22) 22 April 1984 13 1 Skills FC
10 3MF Garrick Mathurin (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 5 0
9 3MF Lorne Maxime Jr. (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 2 0
7 3MF Rune Alvarado (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 0 0
3 3MF Curtis Walker 0 0
21 3MF Tnoy Andrew 2 0
3MF Junior Laurencin (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 8 0 Positive Vibes
17 3MF Kennan Massicott (1996-09-22) 22 September 1996 1 0
14 4FW Adam Fuller (1990-12-29) 29 December 1990 6 0
5 4FW Konner Kendall (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 0 0 Positive Vibes

Past Squads

Players called for March 2015 friendly against Antigua and Barbuda[5] and 2014 Caribbean Cup

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2DF Derrick Smith (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 10 0 Pittsburgh Panthers
2DF Ayinde Augustus (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 12 1 Orlando City U-23
2DF Alberto Van Gurp (1990-08-03) 3 August 1990 10 0 Virginia Tech Hokies
2DF Jamal Shuman (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 8 0
2DF Steven Augustin (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 2 0 Helenites
2DF Rosario Christopher 2 0 UVI
2DF Zacharie Adams (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 0 0
2DF Randal Jn Baptiste 0 0
3MF Julian Cordova (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 5 0 Positive Vibes
3MF Peter Phillippe Jr 2 0
3MF Fabian Felix 1 0
3MF Rigoberto Miga 1 0
3MF MacDonald Taylor, Jr. (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 5 1 Seton Hill Griffins
3MF Reid Klopp (1984-06-02) 2 June 1984 5 2 Free Will Baptist
3MF Wilmer Arellano (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 4 1 Seton Hill Griffins
4FW Benthalo Nevil (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 0 0 LaRaza
4FW Vivian Florent 2 0 Raymix
4FW Terrence Jones Jr (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 1 0
4FW Jude Forges Kearra (1994-11-27) 27 November 1994 6 1 New Vibes
4FW Michael Beharry (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 4 0 Rovers FC

Coaches

Technical Directors

References

  1. ^ a b c d "US Virgin Islanders find a foothold". Fifa.com. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Davis, Dave. "V.I. Men’s Soccer Team Trounced in World Cup Qualifier". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Shatwell, Justin. "Plans Unveiled for Frederiksted Sports Complex". stcroixsource.com. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-sports/2015/03/20/usvi-men-s-soccer-national-team-announces-final-roster
  5. ^ http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-sports/2015/03/07/usvi-soccer-association-announces-men-s-national-team-roster
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