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 Somalia Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
Top scorer Jamie Browne
Kevin Sheppard
Reid Klopp (2)
Home stadium Lionel Roberts Park
FIFA code VIR
FIFA ranking 171 Increase 3 (4 June 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 149 (July 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 202 (February 2008)
Elo ranking 216 Increase 3 (22 March 2015)
Highest Elo ranking 213 (10 July 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking 219 (8 March 2015)
First colours
Second colours
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, despite the fact that the islands have never produced a professional player, 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]

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.[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[edit]

Gold Cup record[edit]

Caribbean Cup record[edit]

U.S Virgin Islands International Record[edit]

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

List of wins[edit]

# Date Opponent Score Competition
1 21/03/1998 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 1–0 friendly
2 03/07/2011 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 10/07/2011 British Virgin Islands 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[edit]

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

Most recent fixtures[edit]

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

      Win       Draw       Loss

Current Squad[edit]

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 (age 24) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands
18 1GK Carlos Claxton (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 24) 2 0 British Virgin Islands VG Ball Stars
15 2DF Kimani George (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 (age 25) 7 0
2 2DF Rajae Joseph (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 17) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands
11 Arthan McLaren May 22, 1998

(age 16)

2 0 United States Virgin Islands
8 2DF Xavier Harris 2 0 United States Virgin Islands
16 Dewayne Dyer (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 22) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands
4 3MF Dusty Good(c) (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 28) 9 0 Sweden FBK
20 3MF Denny Smith (1992-12-05) 5 December 1992 (age 22) 4 0 United States Virgin Islands UVI
13 3MF Jamie Browne (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 26) 6 2 United States Virgin Islands
6 3MF Lishati Bailey (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 29) 8 0
3MF Dwayne Thomas (1984-04-22) 22 April 1984 (age 31) 13 1 United States Virgin Islands Skills FC
10 3MF Garrick Mathurin (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 (age 25) 5 0
9 3MF Lorne Maxime Jr. (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 22) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands
7 3MF Rune Alvarado (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 18) 0 0
3 Curtis Walker 0 0 United States Virgin Islands
21 Tnoy Andrew 2 0 United States Virgin Islands
3MF Junior Laurencin (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 (age 30) 8 0 United States Virgin Islands Positive Vibes
17 3MF Kennan Massicott (1996-09-22) 22 September 1996 (age 18) 1 0 United States Virgin Islands
14 4FW Adam Fuller (1990-12-29) 29 December 1990 (age 24) 6 0
5 4FW Konner Kendall (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 18) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands Positive Vibes

Past Squads[edit]

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 (age 23) 10 0 United States Pittsburgh Panthers
2DF Ayinde Augustus (1988-12-27) 27 December 1988 (age 26) 12 1 United States Orlando City U-23
2DF Alberto Van Gurp (1990-08-03) 3 August 1990 (age 24) 10 0 United States Virginia Tech Hokies
6 2DF Jamal Shuman (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 (age 23) 8 0
12 2DF Steven Augustin (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 24) 2 0 United States Virgin Islands Helenites
2DF Rosario Christopher 2 0 United States Virgin Islands UVI
2DF Zacharie Adams (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 18) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands
Randal Jn Baptiste 0 0 United States Virgin Islands
3MF Julian Cordova (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 24) 5 0 United States Virgin Islands Positive Vibes


3MF Peter Phillippe Jr 2 0
4FW Benthalo Nevil (1996-04-28) 28 April 1996 (age 19) 0 0 United States Virgin Islands LaRaza


3MF Fabian Felix 1 0 United States Virgin Islands
3MF Rigoberto Miga 1 0
3MF MacDonald Taylor, Jr. (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 (age 23) 5 1 United States Seton Hill Griffins
14 3MF Reid Klopp [6] (1984-06-02) 2 June 1984 (age 31) 5 2 United States Virgin Islands Free Will Baptist
4 3MF Wilmer Arellano (1991-03-22) 22 March 1991 (age 24) 4 1 United States Seton Hill Griffins
4FW Vivian Florent 2 0 United States Virgin Islands Raymix
4FW Terrence Jones Jr (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 23) 1 0 United States Virgin Islands
9 4FW Jude Forges Kearra (1994-11-27) 27 November 1994 (age 20) 6 1 United States Virgin Islands New Vibes
15 4FW Michael Beharry (1992-12-15) 15 December 1992 (age 22) 4 0 United States Virgin Islands Rovers FC

Coaches[edit]

Technical Directors[edit]

References[edit]