Emigrantes das Ilhas

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Emigrantes das Ilhas
Full name Futebol Clube Emigrantes das Ilhas Cabo Verde
Founded 1987
Stadium Parmenter Playground
Brockton, Massachusetts
Ground Capacity 500
Owner Cape Verde Carlos Amado
Head Coach Cape Verde Bobby Monteiro
League New England Luso American Soccer League

Emigrantes das Ilhas is an American amateur soccer team based in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1987, the team plays in Region I of the United States Adult Soccer Association, a network of amateur leagues at the fifth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at the Parmenter Playground in Brockton, Massachusetts.[1] The team's colors are blue and white.


Emigrantes das Ilhas was founded in 1987 by members of the Portuguese-speaking communities in Massachusetts originally from the Western Azores and Cape Verde. The name of the club translates as "Immigrants of the Islands". The team plays in the New England Luso American Soccer League, which is a member of the United States Adult Soccer Association Region I group of leagues. Emigrantes were the NELASA champions in 2004, and won the 2008 Massachusetts State Cup.[2]

Emigrantes narrowly failed to qualify for the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, overcoming National Premier Soccer League side Queen City before falling to Danbury United in the final round of their regional qualification tournament.

They qualified for the final stages of the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup by beating the New York Pancyprian-Freedoms and Danbury United, before losing 3-2 after extra time in the first round to USL Second Division side Western Mass Pioneers.[3] Emigrantes's goals against Western Mass were scored by Zico Viega and Valdir Fernandes.


2009 USOC roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Cape Verde DF Carlos Amado
Cape Verde MF Denivaldo Da Silva
Cape Verde DF Felipe Depina
Portugal DF Carlos Fernandes
Cape Verde DF Justin Fernandes
Cape Verde FW Valdir Fernandes
Cape Verde MF Joao Fidalgo
No. Position Player
Cape Verde DF Carlos Gomes
Cape Verde MF Jairson Jesus
Cape Verde FW Luis Landim
Cape Verde GK Jordan Mota
Cape Verde FW Cassio Ribeiro
Portugal MF Carlos Semedo
Cape Verde FW Zico Viega


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2007 5 USASA Did not qualify
2009 5 USASA First Round

Head coaches[edit]