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
Antigua & Barbuda on talent search
by Paul Kennedy, February 28th, 2012 3:56PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] Longshot Antigua & Barbuda, the USA's first opponent in World Cup 2014 qualifying, begins its preparations with a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago’s Soca Warriors Wednesday at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in St. John's. The Benna Boys have brought in five players from England, including Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock, and could bring more but are careful of maintaining a proper balance between domestic-based players and imports. To get the English-based players back home, Wednesday's kickoff has been moved up so they can get on a plane to London the same night.

National team manager coach Tom Curtis could have brought in other players from England but he does not want to upset the apple cart.

Mikele Leightwood did not come," national team manager Fernando Abraham told the Antigua Observer. "Mark Joseph did not come, and there are others that we are looking at. But at the same time, we are not going to just go crazy and bring 20 overseas players here. So we have to know what we are doing and do it properly and coach Curtis knows exactly what he wants at a given time and he will do that."

The nucleus of the squad consists of 12 players from USL PRO's Antigua Barracuda FC.

Following Wednesday's game, the domestic-based players will head to St. Kitts & Nevis for a game on Saturday.

Antigua & Barbuda Roster:
Goalkeepers: Molvin James (Antigua Barracuda FC), Keita DeCastro (Antigua Barracuda FC).
Defenders: Anton Blackwood (St. Albans City), Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers), George Dublin (Antigua Barracuda FC), Akeem Thomas (Antigua Barracuda FC), Karanjah Mack (Antigua Barracuda FC), Dave Carr (Antigua Barracuda FC).
Midfielders: Justin Cochrane (Boreham Wood), Keiran Murtagh (Cambridge United), Lawson Robinson (Antigua Barracuda FC), Kimoi Alexander (Antigua Barracuda FC), Quinton Griffith (Antigua Barracuda FC), Eugene Kirwan (Hoppers FC).
Strikers: Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest), Kerry Skepple (All Saints United), Peter Byers (Los Angeles Blues), Stephan Smith (Antigua Barracuda FC), Ranjae Christian (Antigua Barracuda FC), Gason Gregory (Antigua Barracuda FC).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Business Reporter: Union teams up with Dogfish Head    
The Philadelphia Union will open a new destination beer garden with Dogfish Head Brewery at PPL ...
Columbus switches USL PRO affiliations    
The Columbus Crew will team up with the Austin Aztex to send players from its first ...
Lee Nguyen: Sitting back is not in Revs' DNA    
The New England Revolution tied an MLS record when it scored nine goals in its first ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives