United States Virgin Islands national soccer team

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U.S. Virgin Islands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Dashing Eagle
Association USVI Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation CFU (Caribbean)
Head coach Marcelo Serrano[1]
Captain J. C. Mack
Top scorer Jamie Browne
Reid Klopp
Kevin Sheppard
Trevor Wrensford (2)
Home stadium Lionel Roberts Park
FIFA code VIR
First colors
Second colors
FIFA ranking
Current 201 Decrease 2 (20 September 2018)
Highest 149 (July 2011)
Lowest 202 (February 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 215 (3 October 2018)
Highest 208 (1998)
Lowest 222 (March 2015)
First international
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1–0 British Virgin Islands 
(U.S. Virgin Islands; March 21, 1998)
Biggest win
 U.S. Virgin Islands 2–0 British Virgin Islands 
(U.S. Virgin Islands; July 3, 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Saint Lucia 14–0 U.S. Virgin Islands 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; April 14, 2001)

The U.S. Virgin Islands national soccer team, nicknamed The Dashing Eagle, is the national soccer 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 March 21, 1998 in a victory against the British Virgin Islands.[2] In May 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 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, but the team does not have a national stadium for soccer in which to play.[2]

Stadium[edit]

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.[2] In the past, the team has played at Paul E. Joseph Stadium in St. Croix.[3] However, in February 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.[4] 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 team.[5]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay1930 to France 1998 Not FIFA member Not FIFA member
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 14
Germany 2006 2 0 0 2 0 11
South Africa 2010 1 0 0 1 0 10
Brazil 2014 8 2 0 6 6 41
Russia 2018 2 1 0 1 1 4
Qatar 2022 To be determined Qualification yet to start
Total 0/21 15 3 0 12 8 70

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

Lionel Roberts Park has typically been used as the USVI home stadium.

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the CONCACAF Nations League vs  Curaçao 12 October 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Benny Labadie (1977-09-01) 1 September 1977 (age 41) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands Rovers
1 1GK Connor Querrard (2002-04-06) 6 April 2002 (age 16) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands Montessori School

3 2DF Derrick Smith (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 27) 10 0
7 2DF Tnoy Andrew (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 25) 7 0 Antigua and Barbuda Swetes
2 2DF Jacob Borden (1989-12-10) 10 December 1989 (age 28) 5 0 United States Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats
13 2DF Carlos Labrada (1985-12-29) 29 December 1985 (age 32) 5 0 United States NTX Rayados
4 2DF Kassall Greene (1985-09-08) 8 September 1985 (age 33) 3 0 United States Virgin Islands Helenites
12 2DF Raejae Joseph (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 21) 1 0 United States Rider Broncs

14 3MF Dusty Good (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 31) 9 0 United States Virgin Islands New Vibes
5 3MF MacDonald Taylor Jr. (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 (age 26) 6 1
10 3MF Jerry Saintil (1999-05-15) 15 May 1999 (age 19) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands Raymix
8 3MF Jett Blaschka (1999-09-16) 16 September 1999 (age 19) 1 0
15 3MF Zahmyre Harris (1998-10-14) 14 October 1998 (age 20) 1 0

9 4FW Adam Fuller (1990-12-29) 29 December 1990 (age 27) 12 0 United States Virgin Islands UWS Upsetters
17 4FW Bryce Pierre (1985-01-03) 3 January 1985 (age 33) 5 1
16 4FW Lorne Maxime Jr. (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 26) 5 0 United States Buffalo Bulls
18 4FW Asanti Herring (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 21) 4 1 Germany FC Stein
6 4FW J. C. Mack (captain) (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 30) 2 0 Iceland Vestri
11 4FW Rakeem Joseph (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 18) 2 0 Antigua and Barbuda Empire FC
19 4FW Ramesses McGuinness (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 18) 0 0

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Erik Mozzo (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 27) 7 0 France Versailles 78 vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018

DF Dewayne Dyer (1989-09-13) 13 September 1989 (age 29) 7 0 United States Atlanta Silverbacks vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018
DF John Engerman (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 (age 17) 1 0 United States Darlington Tigers vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018
DF Devaunte Moses (1999-11-02) 2 November 1999 (age 18) 0 0 United States Sandalwood Saints vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018

MF Junior Laurencin (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 (age 33) 8 0 United States Virgin Islands Raymix vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018
MF Trevor Wrensford (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 29) 5 2 United States Virgin Islands Raymix vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018
MF Tyler Humphrey (1991-07-13) 13 July 1991 (age 27) 0 0 United States Fort Worth Vaqueros vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018

FW Aaron Dennis (1993-02-24) 24 February 1993 (age 25) 1 0 United States Penn FC vs.  Canada, 9 September 2018

Results and fixtures[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Technical Directors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Association Information". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Virgin Islanders find a foothold". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Davis, Dave (September 7, 2011). "V.I. Men's Soccer Team Trounced in World Cup Qualifier". stthomassource.com. V.I. Source Publications, Inc. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Shatwell, Justin (February 16, 2012). "Plans Unveiled for Frederiksted Sports Complex". stcroixsource.com. V.I. Source Publications, Inc. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "USVI 0 Barbados 4". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Helenites are USVI Soccer Champions". virginislandsnewsonline.com. Virgin Islands News Online. February 28, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.

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