Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
First-timer Guadeloupe taps into pipeline
by Paul Kennedy, June 6th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, gold cup


Like Martinique, which played in three Gold Cups, Guadeloupe is an overseas French department with a population of 450,000, so it is ineligible for FIFA competitions like the World Cup.

But the French departments are CONCACAF members and compete at a high level within the Caribbean. Many high-profile French stars have roots in Martinique and Guadeloupe. Indeed, for one 2006 World Cup warmup, the Bleus fielded six players with roots in Guadeloupe, including the entire backline. (Superstar Thierry Henry was born in France to a father from Guadeloupe and mother from Martinique.)

Guadeloupe, this year's only first-time entrant, is tapping into that pipeline of current and former European-based pros for the Gold Cup. Its best-known player is former French international Jocelyn Angloma, who played on Marseille's 1993 European Cup championship team and is still playing in Guadeloupe at the age of 41.

Angloma noted the progress soccer has made in Guadeloupe.

"It's improved tactically," he said. "And the young players have shown determination."

Two high-profile defenders -- Ronald Zubar (Marseille) and David Sommeil (Sheffield United) -- also agreed to join Angloma the Gold Cup, though Zubar pulled out at the last minute because of an injury.

Coach Roger Salnot selected 12 European-based players: eight from France and two each from England and the Netherlands.

GOLD CUP RECORD:
Appearances: 0

GUADELOUPE ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: Marius Fausta (Evolucas), Franck Grandel (Utrecht/NED), Fabrice Mercury (Moulien);
Defenders: Miguel Comminges (Reims/FRA), Philippe Durpes (Romorantin/FRA), David Fleurival (Tours/FRA), David Sommeil (Sheffield United/ENG), Michael Tacalfred (Dijon/FRA), Alain Vertot (Etoile de Morne-a-l'Eau);
Midfielders: Jocelyn Angloma (Etoile de Morne-a-l'Eau), Stephane Auvray (Vannes/FRA), Lery Hannany (Racing Club), Jean Luc Lambourde (Amical Club), Dominique Mocka (Vieux-Habitants), Marving Onestas (Evolution), Ludovic Quistin (Tamworth/ENG), Constant Therezine (Gosier);
Forwards: Auralien Capoue (Nantes/FRA), Cadrick Fiston (AJSS), Ludovic Gotin (Moulien), Loic Loval (Utrecht/NED), Fabien Raddas (Poissy/FRA), Richard Socrier (Brest/FRA).
Coach: Roger SALNOT.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Ottawa holds Eddies to scoreless draw in first meeting    
[AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP] NASL clubs FC Edmonton and Ottawa opened the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship with ...
Third time is charm for Cruz Azul    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul, which lost in the first of the first two Concacaf Champions ...
Wright-Phillips adds to Dynamo misery with hat trick    
[MLS: Week 8] Bradley Wright-Phillips, who had been doubtful after coming down with a fever on ...
Weimer is latest player sidelined with ACL tear    
[NWSL: Week 3] Tiffany Weimer became the fifth NWSL player to be sidelined with an ACL ...
What They're Saying    
"We can go with confidence into the second leg. I think we played well. The opponent ...
Diego Simeone takes time for child's play    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Argentine Diego Simeone has been busy guiding Atletico Madrid to the ...
Top stands out for Arizona United FC    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] The aptly named Jonathan Top, on loan from FC Dallas to Arizona ...
What They're Saying    
"It's the most amazing experience we're ever going to have in this industry. It simply won't ...
Klinsmann: Dempsey strong start due to Fulham foundation    
[USA MEN] MLS may be the place to be for U.S. World Cup hopefuls, but national ...
Will one-goal lead be enough for Real Madrid?    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Karim Benzema's goal in the 19th minute gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives