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Antigua & Barbuda makes history
by Paul Kennedy, November 14th, 2011 1:14AM
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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING]Kerry Skepple, whose career abroad consisted of stints in the NAIA at Indiana Wesleyan and in the Finnish second division, was the hero when his late goal gave Antigua & Barbuda, featuring a nucleus of players from USL PRO, a 1-0 win over favored Haiti, 1-0, that moved the Hoppers into the semifinal round of World Cup 2014 qualifying in the Concacaf zone, where they will be grouped with the United States, Jamaica and Guatemala.

Antigua & Barbuda has never reached the semifinal round of World Cup qualifying.

The island of 89,000 inhabitants started seven players who spent the 2011 season in USL PRO: six with Antigua club Barracuda FC and well-traveled striker Peter Byers of the Los Angeles Blues.

They also started three players based in England's lower divisions: Marc Joseph, Mikele Leigertwood and Keiron Murtagh.

Englishman Tom Curtis coaches Antigua & Barbuda and doubles as coach of Barracuda FC, which played its first season in USL in 2011.

Three other teams from the Caribbean, all from Puerto Rico, played in USL PRO but were kicked out of the league early in the season.



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  1. John DiFiore
    commented on: November 15, 2011 at 2:54 a.m.
    Congratulations!

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