United States Virgin Islands national soccer team
|Nickname(s)||The Dashing Eagle|
|Association||USVI Soccer Federation|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Marcelo Serrano|
|Most caps||Dwayne Thomas (16)|
|Top scorer||Jamie Browne|
Trevor Wrensford (2)
|Home stadium||Lionel Roberts Park|
|Current||199 1 (June 14, 2019)|
|Highest||149 (July 2011)|
|Lowest||202 (February 2008, November 2018 – February 2019)|
|Current||214 2 (July 20, 2019)|
|Lowest||222 (March 2015)|
| U.S. Virgin Islands 1–0 BVI |
(U.S. Virgin Islands; March 21, 1998)
| Anguilla 0–3 U.S. Virgin Islands |
(The Valley, Anguilla; March 22, 2019)
| Saint Lucia 14–1 U.S. Virgin Islands |
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; April 14, 2001)
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. 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.
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. In the past, the team has played at Paul E. Joseph Stadium in St. Croix. 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. 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.
World Cup recordEdit
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1998||Not a FIFA member||Not a FIFA member|
|2002||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||1||14|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Gold Cup recordEdit
Caribbean Cup recordEdit
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|23||GK||Benny Labadie||September 1, 1977||2||0||Rovers|
|1||GK||Lionel Brown||September 17, 1987||1||0||Miami FC|
|6||DF||Karson Kendall||April 1, 2000||2||0||Sporting KC|
|3||DF||Derrick Smith||September 26, 1991||13||0|
|2||DF||Jacob Borden||December 10, 1989||5||0||Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats|
|13||DF||Carlos Labrada||December 29, 1985||5||0||NTX Rayados|
|4||DF||Kassall Greene||September 8, 1985||5||0||Cayon Rockets|
|12||DF||Raejae Joseph||August 9, 1997||1||0||Rider Broncs|
|15||DF||Nakeeme Julian||April 10, 1999||1||0||Helenites SC|
|3||MF||Tyler Humphrey||July 13, 1991||2||0|
|14||MF||Dusty Good||March 30, 1987||9||0||New Vibes|
|5||MF||MacDonald Taylor Jr.||March 22, 1992||9||1|
|6||MF||Jerry Saintil||May 15, 1999||2||0||Raymix|
|2||MF||Jett Blaschka||September 16, 1999||3||0||Marquette University|
|7||MF||Tnoy Andrew||November 7, 1992||9||0||Swetes|
|15||MF||Zahmyre Harris||October 14, 1998||1||0|
|15||MF||Avier Christian||January 16, 1996||1||0||Liberta FC|
|9||FW||Adam Fuller||December 29, 1990||12||0||UWS Upsetters|
|17||FW||Bryce Pierre||January 3, 1985||8||2|
|16||FW||Lorne Maxime||September 16, 1992||5||0|
|18||FW||Asanti Herring||September 12, 1997||4||1||FC Stein|
|8||FW||Aaron Dennis||February 24, 1993||3||1||NY Cosmos|
|10||FW||J. C. Mack (captain)||August 10, 1988||4||1||Víkingur Reykjavík|
|11||FW||Rakeem Joseph||May 23, 2000||2||0||Empire FC|
|19||FW||Ramesses McGuinness||January 6, 2000||0||0|
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||December 25, 1990||7||0||Versailles 78||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|DF||Dewayne Dyer||September 13, 1989||7||0||Atlanta Silverbacks||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|DF||John Engerman||October 25, 2000||1||0||Darlington Tigers||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|DF||Devaunte Moses||November 2, 1999||0||0||Sandalwood Saints||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|MF||Junior Laurencin||March 5, 1985||8||0||Raymix||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|MF||Trevor Wrensford||October 7, 1989||5||2||Raymix||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|MF||Tyler Humphrey||July 13, 1991||0||0||Fort Worth Vaqueros||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
|FW||Aaron Dennis||February 24, 1993||2||0||Penn FC||vs. Canada, September 9, 2018|
Results and fixturesEdit
|September 9 Nations League qualifying||U.S. Virgin Islands||0–8||Canada||Bradenton, United States|
|16:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Moeth Gaymes (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
|October 12 Nations League qualifying||U.S. Virgin Islands||0–5||Curaçao||Bradenton, United States|
|16:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: IMG Academy|
Referee: Jamar Springer (Barbados)
|November 18 Nations League qualifying||Barbados||3–0||U.S. Virgin Islands||Wildey, Barbados|
|19:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Wildey Astro Turf|
Referee: Sergio Reyna (Guatemala)
|March 22 Nations League qualifying||Anguilla||0–3||U.S. Virgin Islands||The Valley, Anguilla|
|18:00 UTC−4||Report||Stadium: Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre|
Referee: Tristley Bassue (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
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