USVI Soccer Association U-20 Male National Team Competes at CONCACAF Qualifiers

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association’s Male Under-20 national team delegation of 20 young men and coaching staff of eight is in the Dominican Republic ahead of the start of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Men’s Under-20 Qualifiers on Nov 5. The tournament will end on Nov. 13. The Dashing Eagles final tournament preparations camp is at the Cap Cana Sports City training facility.

The Dashing Eagles are one of eighteen men’s U-20 teams participating in the Qualifiers (all ranked 17 and below based on the current CONCACAF Men’s U-20 ranking), who were placed into two groups of five teams and two groups of four teams, in a draw held at Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Headquarters in Miami in September 2021. The groups are as follows:

Group A: Curacao, Grenada, Dominica, Sint Maarten and the British Virgin Islands
Group B: Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Belize, Saint Martin and Anguilla
Group C: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines and Barbados

The USVI Dashing Eagles, currently ranked 33rd in CONCACAF, are in Group D along with Nicaragua (16th), Guyana (24th) and the Cayman Islands (29th).

Following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, 20 teams will participate in the 2022 CMU20 Championship. This will include the top four teams from the Qualifiers and the region’s 16 top-ranked men’s U-20 teams who have received a bye to the Championship.

Follow the USVI Team throughout the tournament, and watch live matches on, YouTube or Facebook.


November 6, at 7 p.m. Nicaragua

November 8, at 4 p.m. Guyana

November 10, 4 p.m. Cayman Islands

The Team: Under-20 Male

GOAL KEEPERS – Dimitri Nieboer, Deamanti Carman

DEFENDERS – Avondre Walters, Jahfeeq Charles, Matthew Roth, Kalab Ramos, Brad Robinson

MIDFIELDERS – Sinclair Flemming, Nickolas Swan, Jair Whyte, Sean Grey, Carlos Hennemann, Aidan Griffith, Rabi Abdallah, Wyatt Bracy, Julius Brown, Isaiah Jarvis

FORWARDS – Arthbert William, Amir Ottley, Naqwan Henry

The Staff:

Gilberto Damiano – Head Coach

Dale Richards – Assistant Coach

Davie Bannis – Equipment Manager

Sheldon Marcelle – Doctor

Danté Nicholas – Manager

Clive Wedderburn – Goalkeeper Coach

Harry Nelson –   Physio

Kirk Goldson – Masseur

For more information on USVI Soccer Association programs, contact the Soccer Association office at 719-9707 or email Follow the association on Facebook at USVI Soccer Association, Inc.