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24 players invited to first-ever MLS Caribbean player combine

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By DAN KARELL

Looking to further their growth and reach in the Caribbean, Major League Soccer has invited 24 players from 16 different nations to the first-ever Caribbean Player Combine.

Set to take place from Jan. 2-4 in St. John, Antigua & Barbuda, the combine will offer the players, ranging from 18-to-24-years old, a chance to make it to the MLS Player Combine from Jan.

Joseph Called Up for Haiti

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KC will have a second player represented in the upcoming international window along with Roger Espinoza. Joining Espinoza on international duty is the Haitian Xavi, Peterson Joseph. Joseph has been called up for the Haitian national team for the first round of the Caribbean Championships qualifying.

Jogo 0167/2012 - Amistoso - St. Vincent 1x2 Antigua and Barbuda

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no estádio acima, no dia 01/04/2012, na cidade de Kingstown-SVN, onde jogaram as seleções de St. Vincent (146º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Antigua and Brabuda (95º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002Kingstown 21/05/2000 VIN4:0 (1:0)ATG Caribbean 3rd Round2002St.

Jogo 0165/2012 - Amistoso - St. Vincent 1x0 Antigua and Barbuda

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 31/03/2012, na cidade de Kingstown-SKN, onde jogaram as seleções de St. Vincent (146º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Antigua (95º no rankiing da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002Kingstown 21/05/2000 VIN4:0 (1:0)ATG Caribbean 3rd Round2002St.

Cordell Cato Gets Trinidad & Tobago U23 Call

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Cordell Cato has been called into the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic team's training, the Seattle Sounders announced on Wednesday. This confirms earlier reports out of the Caribbean saying the 19-year-old was set to join the team in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Trinidad and Tobago is preparing for the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament which starts in Carson, Calif.

Field Set for CONCACAF U-17 Qualifying

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The field is set for the 2012 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship being held in Guatemala in early May after Karla Riley scored her second goal in four days and led Panama to a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica last Saturday to give her country the final berth in the eight-team tournament.

Riley, who scored in each of Panama's four qualifying victories, tallied the winner in the 80th minute to complete a 3-1 aggregate triumph.

Jogo 0608/2011 - Amistoso - Antigua and Barbuda 2x2 St. Vincent & Granadines

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Mais um jogo amistoso, entre seleções, foi realizado no dia 28/08/2011, na cidade de Osbourn-ATB, onde jogaram as seleções de Antigua e Barbuda (106º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de St. Vincent & Granadines (158º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002Kingstown 21/05/2000 VIN4:0 (1:0)ATG Caribbean 3rd Round2002St.

Jogo 0600/2011 - Amistoso - Antigua and Barbuda 1x0 St. Vincent & Granadines

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 26/08/2011, na cidade de Osborn-ATB, onde jogaram as seleções de Antigua and Barbuda (106º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de St. Vincent & Granadines (158º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002Kingstown 21/05/2000 VIN4:0 (1:0)ATG Caribbean 3rd Round2002St.

Panama Joins the U.S. in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying

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Panama clinched Central America's third and final berth for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying with a 1-1 draw against Costa Rica. The two met Nov. 3 at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Panama won 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 win in the first leg at home in Panama City Oct. 26.

Honduras and El Salvador round out the group of qualifiers from Central America.

Panama Gets a Leg Up in U-23 Qualifier

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Panama grabbed a 2-1 lead over Costa Rica following the first leg of the Central American playoff for the region's third and last berth in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying finals. Costa Rica will return home to Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela on Nov. 3 for the second leg.

Both teams are looking to join fellow Central American neighbors El Salvador and Honduras, as well as automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in next year's eight-team finals.

Panama and Costa Rica Face Off to Join the U.S. in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Finals

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Panama and Costa Rica will go head-to-head twice over the next two weeks to determine which country will join the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The aggregate winner joins El Salvador and Honduras as the third and final team from Central America in the qualifying tournament.

Olympic Qualifying Update

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Honduras booked a spot at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying finals with a 5-0 win against Nicaragua earlier this week. The 5-0 win gave Honduras the edge on goal differential against Costa Rica.

With the win, Honduras joins El Salvador, Canada, Mexico and the United States in next year's qualifying tournament.

Jack's back to chuck Blazer a grenade

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Caribbean...Jack Warner, the infamous former CONCACAF boss and FIFA Vice-President, is back in the news.Still smarting from his banishment in June after almost three decades in the corridors of football power, Warner has taken aim at Chuck Blazer, his long-term colleague who reported him to the FIFA Ethics Committee for reasons hitherto

Accusations Ramp Up Against FIFA’s Chuck Blazer

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The investigations into FIFA's corrupt practices continue, and the attention has again been focused on American Chuck Blazer.

Andrew Jennings, one of soccer's most outspoken reformers, released a new detailed report yesterday with a laundry list of accusations against Blazer and his lavish lifestyle.

CONCACAF Chaos Continues

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After Jack Warner (Pres. CONCACAF) was suspended by FIFA pending full investigation acting Pres. Lisle Austin tried to suspend Chuck Blazer for accusing Warner. Blazer remains as General Secretary as the Pres. does not have the power to choose the Gen Sec.

Now Austin has been suspended, likely for his attempted power grab.

Jamaica

The Reggae Boyz on the rise: 2014 isn’t a dream for...

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The Reggae Boyz on the rise: 2014 isn't a dream for Jamaica

It seems like an age since Jamaica last qualified for the World Cup. Their first and solitary appearance came in 1998 in France, with iconic defender Ian Goodison and dazzling midfielder Robbie Earle at the fulcrum of the side, which finished third in the group stage.

Video: Spurs star Gareth Bale attempts overhead kick against Jamaica

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While many of the Premier League's big boys have headed off to the USA for post-season tours, Tottenham travelled to Bahamas to face Jamaica. In this age of wall-to-wall football coverage, there's surprisingly footage from Spurs' Caribbean venture. But one supporter captured this proof that not everything Gareth Bale attempts comes off at the moment.

Honduras, Jamaica clash for Group B crown

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ELIZABETH, New Jersey -- The Caribbean champ will clash with its Central American counterpart when Honduras meets Jamaica.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup - Night Two: The Reggae Boyz Rule

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Tuesday night in the 2011 Gold Cup saw two Caribbean teams, Jamaica and Grenada, and two Central American teams, Honduras and Guatemala, play each other in Group B action at the Home Depot Center in Southern California.

The night's opening match between Jamaica and Grenada continued the one sided, multi goal scoring match that started the tournament in Arlington, Texas on Sunday night.

corruption

Sepp, this sounds familiar… Guyana’s football association…was...

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Sepp, this sounds familiar...

Guyana's football association...was given $800,000 in grants for a training centre between 2002 and 2006, but has yet to start any building work. The football federation in Montserrat...got $788,139 from FIFA in the early 2000s for what it said would be a "complex" with floodlights and fences, but what Google Earth suggests is just a forest clearing.

Bin Hammam may face FIFA life ban as former ally calls for his resignation

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British sports journalist Andrew Warshaw has reported in the Inside World Football newsletter that sources close to the FIFA Ethics Committee's case against Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam "have indicated" that the Qatari, accused of paying cash bribes to 25 Caribbean FIFA members in exchange for votes, "will almost certainly be banned for life and be forced to go to

Trinidad and Tobago

Produced in the Caribbean, crafted in Belguim: Hyland’s exploits give Trinidad and Tobago hope

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By Nathan Carr

"Hyland is a big part of the future of Trinidad and Tobago's football,"says national team boss Jamaal Shabazz. Quite a statement to lunge on a fresh-faced 23-year-old; but a calculated one at that.There are big hopes for him.

Hyland has endured a fairly nomadic career.

Keon Daniel, Trinidad And Tobago Take On Barbados At 4 PM In World Cup Qualifier

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Trinidad and Tobago plays Barbados today at 4 pm and Keon Daniel may make his first start for the country as a member of the Philadelphia Union.

Daniel and Trinidad pulled out a close 1-0 win over Bermuda on a Kenwyne Jones goal in the 44th minute. Tobago was expected to pull well away from Barbados, but those expectations were not met.

Central America

Development League?

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Interesting to contrast this...
M.L.S. has become a popular way station for young talent from throughout the Western Hemisphere seeking passage to Europe's top ranks.

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In 2006, M.L.S. counted 36 players from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Women's Olympic Qualifying Draw to Take Place on Monday

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CONCACAF has announced that the draw for its 2012 Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament that will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from Jan. 19-29, will be held on this coming Monday, October 24 at 2:00 PM ET. The draw will take place in Vancouver.

All matches of the tournament will be played at Vancouver's newly renovated BC Place Stadium with the top two teams qualifying for the 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Warner caught on video discussing ‘cash gifts’

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Warner caught on video discussing 'cash gifts'

Footage taken from a speech made by Warner to members of the Caribbean Football Association (CFU) on May 11

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Caribbean ace denied PL switch

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Caribbean ace denied PL switch

Caribbean starlet Zaine Pierre looks set for a move to Spain or Italy, rather than England, skysports.com understands.

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CONCACAF - Caribbean

Bahamas withdraws from 2014 World Cup qualifying!

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Shocking news coming out of the Caribbean this afternoon. News outlets in Panama are saying that the Bahamas FA have announced that they have withdrawn from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament. The announcement came in the form of a memorandum sent by FIFA's head of Qualifying Competitions to the Panamanian FA.

St. Lucia and Aruba kick off the 2014 World Cup qualifying cycle

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On Sunday, St Lucia and Aruba will start the World Cup qualifying cycle which begins with matches between Caribbean micro-states and concludes with inter-confederation playoffs in late 2013. Whereas in previous cycles the first-round winners of the CONCACAF qualifiers would face another two-leg series followed by certain elimination, the winners of this round will be rewarded with more competitive matches and more home matches, and challenged with increased travel all over the region.

The Rest

Sunderland: Duncan Watmore ‘Saves Lives Of Three People’ After Emerging Unscathed From Caribbean Boat Crash

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore has reportedly helped save three people's lives after emerging from a boat crash while on holiday in the Caribbean.

As the Chronicle has it, Watmore and his girlfriend were cruising across a bay in Barbados when their fishing vessel hit by a wayward catamaran.

Why Roberto Di Matteo Should Walk Away From Chelsea Football Club

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Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, fresh off a club-unprecedented FA Cup and Champions League double, will soon take a well-deserved vacation with his family in the Caribbean. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has yet to offer the man who has...

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FOX Soccer Plus Wins US TV Rights to Scottish Premier League

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FOX today announced that its FOX Soccer Plus network has won the US and Caribbean TV rights to the Scottish Premier League through 2013-14. The agreement with SPORTFIVE International secures the SPL TV rights for the remainder of the 2011-12 ...

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FIFA giving a bit of its sizable profits to families of Egypt victims

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A week after 74 people were killed and hundreds more injured when Al-Masry fans attacked Al-Ahly supporters in Port Said, Egypt, FIFA has decided to do something. The nonprofit governing body which turned a $631 million profit between 2007 and 2010, announced it will donate $250,000 to the families of the victims.

Can Utd contend with the Royal Navy Caribbean Patrol?

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Channel 5 is not engulfed in self congratulatory happiness at the prospect of showing Man Utd matches in the Europa Cup.

The Premiership club might lost out to the RN Caribbean patrol which documents the travels and travails of HMS Manchester waging war against the drug smugglers in the Caribbean.

Olympic Qualifiers at LIVESTRONG Confirmed

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Today Sporting KC confirmed what I'd posted about yesterday. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park will be hosting semifinals and finals of Olympic qualifying. The first round of games will be in Carson, CA at the Home Depot Center and in Nashville, TN at LP Field March 22nd through the 27th. KC will host the semifinals on the 31st and the final on April 2nd.

Strikers defeat Puerto Rico to make it to NASL Finals

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It seems like a dream but it's true, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers made it to the NASL finals and will meet the Minnesota Stars in a 2 game series that starts next Saturday in Minnesota.
Over 4200 people showed up to see the Strikers beat the Islanders 2-1 (5-2 aggregate) thanks to a brace by Brian Shriver.