April 7, 2022 – Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC (April 7, 2022) – The North America Caribbean Training Method (NACTM) will lead its first Caribbean Identification Combine with Trinidad & Tobago U-20 and Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Angus Eve from April 16-17 at the Edgewood Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. The camp will feature 45 elite level male players between the ages of 15-25 years old.
NACTM-Trinidad & Tobago U-20 and Senior Roster By Position
April 16-17, 2022 Combine
GOALKEEPERS (3): Shane Charles (FA Euro Academy), Nikolai Matthews (Ramapo College of New Jersey), Tyler Perez (Central Brooklyn Soccer Club)
DEFENDERS (12): Kori Cupid (Stony Brook University), William Honore (CF Skyline), Michael Jacob (Unattached), Raphael John (I2i International UK), Zidane Laird (Miramar United Elite FC), Taofik Lucas-Walker (Northern Virginia FC), Tyler Lumwai (Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL), Noah Roka (FC Stadlau), Shaquille Salandy (Howard University), Justin Seelal (Queens University of Charlotte), Andrew Barclay (Players Developmental Academy), Joshua Vigil (STA Soccer)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Isaiah Abraham (St. Francis College), Michael Caton (James Island Charter HS), Curtis De Leon (University of Alabama Birmingham), Isaiah Dove (NPC Football & Futsal), Clint Francis (Cruziero Esporte Club), Sharod George (Central Brooklyn Soccer Club), Joseph Francis (Union Milliken Soccer Club), Lloyd Herbert (IdeaSport Soccer Academy), Aidan Holford (Ohio Strikers United), Donyell Maxwell (FSA FC), Alessandro Rajnauth (Miramar United Elite FC), Anthony Rhys Solomon (United FC Premier), Jaylen Yearwood (Gwinnett Soccer Association)
FORWARDS (17): Kavi Ackloo (Southern Soccer Academy), Khalil Alleyne (Lincoln College of Illinois), Azahrias Ali (Bethel College), Daniel Alleyne (New York Soccer Club), Michael Atherley (Marlboro Soccer Academy), Brandon Dhanoolal (World Class FC), Justin Dorner (Two Bridges Football Club), Keegan Fabian (Unattached), Sebastian George (Central Brooklyn Soccer Club), Jonathan Godette (IdeaSport Soccer Academy), James Lee Yaw (Unattached), Tyrell Moore (Atlanta United FC), Nahi Morrison (Bethesda Soccer Club), Mickhael Rodriguez (Miramar United ECNL), Isa Sayeed (Calumet College of St. Joseph), Arion Sobers- Assue (Flower City Union), Antawn Williams (Real Atlantic Soccer Association)
Friday, April 15, 2022:
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early Check-in at the Renaissance DC
Saturday, April 16, 2022:
8:00 am – 8:45 am – Players arrive for check-in and collect uniforms
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Players warm-up
9:20 am – 10:15 am – Training
10:15 am – 10:20 am – Break
10:25 am – 12:15 pm – Games
12:25 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch/Music hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Washington, D.C
Sunday, April 17, 2022
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Players begin to arrive
9:00 am – 9:20 am – Players warm-up
9:25 am – 10:25 am – Training
10:25 am – 10:30 am – Break
10:30 am – 12:15 pm – Games
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm – Closing
Ashton Baptiste of IdeaSport Soccer Academy in Orlando, Florida will lead the Combine along with 6 additional coaches:
Engebel Acha – Sandy Spring Soccer Club (Maryland)
Chukwuma Okonkwo – Sandy Spring Soccer Club (Maryland)
Dane Bernard (Goalkeeper Coach) – IBIS Soccer Academy (Florida)
Kurt Borel – Great Falls/Reston Soccer Club (Virginia)
Joshua Burton – Sandy Spring Soccer Club (Maryland)
Daniel Butler – McLean Soccer Club (Virginia)
Faustin Felix – Sandy Spring Soccer Club (Maryland)
Glenn Goodwine – Future Soccer Club (Maryland)
Rondel King (Physical Trainer) – WorkRate (New York)
Mek Nwakibu (Videographer) – ITS Nation TV (Maryland)
Justice Woods (Athletic Trainer) – Howard University (D.C.)
All of the coaches have United States Soccer Federation Licenses and have experience working with a wide range of players from the youth level to professional.
Many players called up to the Combine came from the recommendations of several scouts, coaches, and agents from across the country. A lot of credit goes to Sean Powder, a Tobagonian, and the Head of the former TTFA program Talent Identification Player Pool Programme (TIPP) who has developed an extensive database with eligible players. Dario Trujillo, a Trinidadian and the owner of Central Brooklyn Soccer Club who recommended players from the New York area, and Wendell Moore, another Tobagonian who recommended players from the Atlanta area and throughout Europe. There are many more to thank who have contributed to such a diverse roster, but if we had to thank them all then we would be writing all day.
Over 40 teams are represented on the roster and they range from clubs to colleges. Players are coming from as far north as Ontario, Canada and as far south as Miami, FL. Players are also flying in from European countries such as England and Austria for the Combine.
Players are vying for a spot on the U-20 Trinidad & Tobago Football Association CONCACAF Qualifiers scheduled for June 18 – July 3, 2022. Senior level players are vying to be added to the Senior National Team pool for upcoming tournaments such as the Nations League set to begin in June 2022.
The NACTM-T&T Combine is a collaboration between DC Parks and Recreation, the United Football Coaches of Trinidad & Tobago, and the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Washington, D.C.
Good Luck to all of the players next week!