Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Angloma and the 'Gwadaboys'
by Paul Kennedy, June 21st, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  france, gold cup

MOST COMMENTED

The surprise of the Gold Cup has been Guadeloupe, the French department making its debut in the CONCACAF championship. The "Gwadaboys" have already beaten Canada and Honduras and meet Mexico Thursday in the quarterfinals. Here's a look at some of its stars ...

JOCELYN ANGLOMA. Guadeloupe's inspirational leader is its "Papy," the former French international who at 41 is playing in his last international competition. After a long career in France (Rennes, Lille, Paris St. Germain and Marseille), Italy (Torino and Inter Milan) and Spain (Valencia), he quit professional soccer in 2002 to move to Guadeloupe, where he continued to play for l'Etoile de Morne-a-l'Eau and work in youth development. Angloma scored only one goal in 37 appearances for France, but he has scored goals against Canada -- a lob from 35 yards over keeper Greg Sutton -- and Honduras at the Gold Cup.

DAVID SOMMEIL. At 32, Sommeil is another veteran of European soccer. He played this past season for Sheffield United in the EPL after two and a half seasons at Manchester City. Sommeil is the leader of the Gwadaboy's backline. "We love to play for France," he told reporters after the team's workout Wednesday. "But we are Guadeloupeans first, and it's a very great honor to play for Guadeloupe."

FRANCK GRANDEL. The 28-year-old keeper had several big saves in the win over Honduras on Sunday. He plays for Dutch club Utrecht after bouncing around small clubs in France and Greece for several years.

AURILIEN CAPOUE. The 25-year-old midfielder has a history of discipline problems, but he has been outstanding for Guadeloupe at the Gold Cup. He played 48 games the last three years for recently relegated First Division club Nantes,

RICHARD SOCRIER. Socrier, 28, has played at five different clubs in France the last five years, mostly recently Second Division Brest, for which he scored 11 goals in the 2006-07 season. He set up Angloma for the first goal against Honduras and scored the eventual game-winner himself.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Women: No. 1 Florida State faces Florida in Gainesville    
Defending champion Florida State puts its No. 1 ranking on the line this week when it ...
What They're Saying: Kaka    
"It has been a tough period for us, but I love this kind of crisis because ...
Rapinoe leads Reign FC to second NWSL Shield    
Seattle Reign FC clinched its second straight NWSL regular-season championship when it defeated the last-place Boston ...
Vancouver Whitecaps end curse with first Canadian title    
Runners-ups five out of the last six seasons, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed to be cursed in ...
What They're Saying: Wayne Rooney    
"I wasn't worried -- if it was going on for three, four or five games more, ...
Wednesday night: Sounders first MLS team to fall in CCL    
A week after the Seattle Sounders rallied from 1-0 in the 90th minute to beat Olimpia, ...
Retiring Dunivant fine about not making headlines    
Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant, one of just four players to win five or more league titles, ...
Wednesday night: Last-place MLS teams sweep    
Chicago and Colorado, last in the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, both won on Wednesday night ...
USL Roundup: Heath praises Louisville City after friendly    
A Louisville City record crowd of 9,434 and a 3-1 victory by the USL expansion team ...
Mexico calls up Torres for Olympic qualifying camp    
Houston forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is among the players summoned by Mexico for a training camp ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives