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CONCACAF qualifying kicks off
by Paul Kennedy, February 5th, 2008 6:45AM
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[WORLD CUP WATCH] The long road to South Africa began in CONCACAF on Sunday with a surprise as Cayman Islands tied Bermuda, 1-1, in Hamilton. The attention of U.S. fans will be focused on the match Wednesday in Roseau, where Dominica hosts Barbados at Windsor Park.

Barbados is heavily favored in the first-round series whose winner will face the USA in June but the Bajans will be without most of their foreign-based players. The one newcomer in the Barbados squad is Jon Nurse of fourth-level English club Dagenham & Redbridge.

Neil Harvey
plays in the Unibond First Division South, the eighth level of English soccer, for Retford United, while Barry Skeete returned after two years in the Argentine Third Division with Colegiales. Reveire Williams and Dwayne McClean have been training in Argentina.

Four other English-based players were not released, while Paul Ifill of Crystal Palace is injured.

Dominica has never beaten Barbados in five meetings. The Bajans won, 5-0, when the teams last met in 2006.

Goalkeepers -- Alvin Rouse (Galway United/Ireland), Kerry Holder (Barbados Defence Force).
Defenders -- Rommell Brathwaite (Kola Tonic Notre Dame), Dwight James (Kola Tonic Notre Dame), Barry Skeete (Barbados Defence Force), Jonathan Straker (Barbados Defence Force), Bryan Neblett (Notre Dame), Rohan Hall (Barbados Defence Force).
Midfielders -- Elvis Defreitas (Paradise), John Parris (Kola Tonic Notre Dame), Jeffrey Williams (Barbados Defence Force), Rondelle Vaughan (Brittons Hill), Norman Forde (Youth Milan).
Strikers -- Reveire Williams (Barbados Defence Force), Dwayne McClean (Barbados Defence Force), Jon Nurse (Dagenham & Redbridge/England), Neil Harvey (Retford United/England), Dwayne Stanford (Beverley Hills).

CAYMAN COMEBACK. Cayman Islands tied Bermuda when Allean Grant equalized for Cayman Islands in the 86th minute

Tyrell Burgess of NCAA Division II Lynn University scored Bermuda's lone goal. Another Lynn player, Kieshan Bean, also started for Bermuda.

John Barry Nusum of the MISL's Philadelphia Kixx was the only foreign-based player called up by Bermuda coach Keith Tucker. The only other foreign-based players in the Bermuda lineup were Antonio Lowe and Jason Davis of Canada's Cape Breton University.

Feb. 3 in Hamilton
Bermuda 1 Cayman Islands 1. Goals: Burgess 18; Grant 86.
Bermuda -- Figureido, Davis, Lowe (Cox, 86), Shakir, Richards, Bean, Steede, DeGraff (Thompson-Lambe, 74), Burgess, Nusum (Astwood, 69), Coddington.
Cayman Islands -- Murphy, Ebanks, M.Forbes (A.Forbes, 69), Waud, Elliot, Fisher (Anderson, 89), Grant, Douglas, Fagan (Brown, 82), Lindo, Solomon.
Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada).
Att.: n/a.

MIDWEEK MATCHUPS. Five other first-leg matches take place in CONCACAF on Wednesday.

Atiba Harris of Chivas USA was called up by St. Kitts & Nevis for its match at Belize, while keeper Janiel Simon of NCAA Division II Janiel Simon is in Antigua & Barbuda's squad for its game at Aruba.

Feb. 6 in Roseau
Dominica vs. Barbados
Feb. 6 in Providenciales
Turks & Caicaos Island vs. St. Lucia
Feb. 6 in Oranjestad
Aruba vs. Antigua & Barbuda
Feb. 6 in Guatemala City
Belize vs. St. Kitts & Nevis
Feb. 6 in Diriamba
Nicaragua vs. Neth. Antilles
Feb. 6 in San Salvador
El Salvador vs. Anguilla

CANADA CAMP. Canada wrapped up a two-week camp in Florida with a 2-0 win over Danish club Vejle on Sunday. The win was the second for Canada, which had beaten Martinique, 1-0, in Fort-au-France last Wednesday.

MLS players in the Canada camp included Dwayne De Rosario and Pat Onstad (Houston), Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles), Chris Pozniak (San Jose) and Adrian Serioux (FC Dallas).

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