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)
Head coach Craig Martin[1]
Captain Dusty Good
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 197 Increase 2 (23 November 2017)
Highest 149 (July 2011)
Lowest 202 (February 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 214 (April 27, 2017)
Highest 213 (July 10, 2011)
Lowest 219 (March 8, 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 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]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

U.S Virgin Islands International Record[edit]

Lionel Roberts Park has typically been used as the USVI home stadium.
Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
38 4 6 28 19 189 −170

List of wins[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Competition
1 March 21, 1998 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 1–0 friendly
2 March 7, 2011 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 October 7, 2011 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 March 22, 2015  Barbados 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 March 26, 2016  Sint Maarten 2–1 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification

List of draws[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Competition
1 February 26, 1999 Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos 2–2 1999 Caribbean Cup Qualification
2 February 28, 1999 The Bahamas Bahamas 0–0 1999 Caribbean Cup Qualification
3 November 28, 2004 Collectivity of Saint Martin Saint Martin 0–0 2005 Caribbean Cup Qualification
4 March 14, 2008 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 0–0 friendly
5 March 15, 2008 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 1–1 friendly
6 June 19, 2011 Anguilla Anguilla 0–0 friendly

Most recent fixtures[edit]

Date Tournament Location Opponent Score Scorers
March 26, 2015
World Cup Qualification
United States Virgin Islands U.S Virgin Islands  Barbados
0–4
March 22, 2015
World Cup Qualification
Barbados Barbados  Barbados
1–0
Jamie Browne Goal 16'

Key   Win   Draw   Loss

Current squad[edit]

Squad called for 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification[6]

As of March 26, 2015 [citation needed]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erik Mozzo (1990-12-25) December 25, 1990 (age 26) 2 0 United States Dallas City FC
18 1GK Ethan Kavanaugh 0 0
2 2DF Rajae Joseph (1997-08-09) August 9, 1997 (age 20) 0 0
11 2DF Jacob Bordon (1998-05-22) May 22, 1998 (age 19) 2 0 United States Montverde Academy
8 2DF Xavier Harris (1993-12-29) December 29, 1993 (age 23) 2 0
16 2DF Dewayne Dyer (1992-09-13) September 13, 1992 (age 25) 2 0 United States Atlanta Silverbacks
2DF Karson Kendall (2000-04-01) April 1, 2000 (age 17) 0 0 United States SKC Academy
4 3MF Dusty Good (c) (1987-03-30) March 30, 1987 (age 30) 9 0 Sweden FBK Karlstad
20 3MF Denny Smith (1992-12-05) December 5, 1992 (age 25) 4 0 United States Virgin Islands UVI
13 3MF Jamie Browne (1989-07-03) July 3, 1989 (age 28) 6 2 United States Dallas City FC
9 3MF Lorne Maxime Jr. (1992-09-16) September 16, 1992 (age 25) 2 0 United States Buffalo State College
3 3MF Curtis Walker (1995-10-24) October 24, 1995 (age 22) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands Helenites SC
21 3MF Tnoy Andrew 2 0 Antigua and Barbuda Swetes FC
Carlos Labrada (1985-12-29) December 29, 1985 (age 31) 1 0 United States Virgin Islands UWS Upsetters
3MF Zachary Goodwin (1995-09-08) September 8, 1995 (age 22) 4 0 United States Susquehanna University
Zachary Nelthrope 0 0 United States Virgin Islands UWS Upsetters SC
3MF Alexander Nissman (1990-01-15) January 15, 1990 (age 27) 4 0 United States Virgin Islands UVI
3MF Trevor Wrensford (1989-10-07) October 7, 1989 (age 28) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands Raymix
John Dejongh III 0 0
14 4FW Adam Fuller (1990-12-29) December 29, 1990 (age 26) 6 0 United States Virgin Islands UWS Upsetters SC
4FW Asanti Herring (1997-09-12) September 12, 1997 (age 20) 0 0 United States Chicago Fire U-23

Coaches[edit]

Technical Directors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association=VIR/about.html
  2. ^ a b c d "US Virgin Islanders find a foothold". Fifa.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Davis, Dave. "V.I. Men's Soccer Team Trounced in World Cup Qualifier". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ Shatwell, Justin. "Plans Unveiled for Frederiksted Sports Complex". stcroixsource.com. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "USVI 0 Barbados 4". FIFA. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-sports/2016/03/17/usvi-men-s-national-team-compete-mens-caribbean-cup
  7. ^ "Helenites are USVI Soccer Champions". www.virginislandsnewsonline.com. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 

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