July 23, 2018

Is U.S. soccer in trouble? Expanding game’s reach may be crucial, experts say

By Ricardo Arguello From Post-Crescent As this year’s FIFA World Cup concludes with Sunday’s championship between France and Croatia, it wasn’t difficult to notice one team missing from this year’s 32-team tournament: the U.S. men’s national team. The USMNT failed to qualify after losing to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 last October. That surprising loss left the U.S. fifth […]

France wins World Cup

World Cup 2018: Celebration as France lifts the trophy From BBC French fans in Paris celebrate in front of the Eiffel Tower, 15 July 2018Image copyright REUTERS Image caption Crowds party in front of the Eiffel Tower French fans have been celebrating after their team scored a 4-2 victory over Croatia to win the 2018 […]

Caribbean wants St Maarten to have voting rights at AIBA’s Congress

From Stabroek News Executive Committee (EC) Member of AIBA, Steve Ninvalle is currently in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to attend a two-day EC meeting which starts today. The head of the Guyana Boxing Association told Stabroek Sport yesterday that the meeting is an important one since it is the last scheduled gathering of the […]

IMG Academy to host 2018 Concacaf Central America Women’s Qualifier

The regional qualifier will determine the two Central American representatives for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Miami (Thursday, July 12, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today that IMG Academy will host the 2018 Concacaf Central America Women’s Qualifier, scheduled to be played August 27-31, 2018. The […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices   Cayman Brac: Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is hosting a free three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training programme (DVITP) in the Brac Reef Resort Conference Room, Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 28 to Thursday, 30 August 2018, 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

U.S. District Court orders Florida based media company to pay more than $6.5 million in restitution to various Concacaf member associations

From Concacaf US Imagina, LLC Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Football Federations Miami (Tuesday, July 10, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced that earlier today the Honorable Pamela K. Chen, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, sentenced U.S.-based media company, US Imagina, LLC, […]

Cayman Islands: Unique sports store opens in Camana Bay

A new sports store has opened in Camana Bay which promises to provide a unique shopping experience for customers. Sportista is a Caymanian-owned business offering quality apparel, footwear and accessories to people who are serious about their sport. Catering to running, football and gym/fitness enthusiasts, the store is for those who want to immerse themselves […]

Nominations sought for International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Local Honourees

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (7 July 2018) The Ministry and Department of Tourism announces the call for nominations for Honourees in the 2018 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). Honourees are categorised as persons who have made a significant contribution to scuba and watersports in the Cayman Islands. New this year, an additional category […]

Soccer: Panama DF Felipe Baloy announces retirement

From CONCACAF PANAMA CITY, Panama – On Wednesday the career of one of a CONCACAF legend came to an end with the official retirement of Felipe Baloy. “The cycle of this footballer ends both at the national team and club level,” said Baloy in an interview with Panamanian outlet RPCTV. “I am going to take […]

Soccer: Former Jamaica’s goalie Lawrence says France ’98 exploits took him ‘over the moon’

From CONCACAF Kingston, Jamaica – Aaron Lawrence exemplifies the Jamaica adage “patient man rides donkey”. In translation, that means that he who exercises patience will ultimately reap the rewards. For former Jamaica goalkeeper Lawrence, this philosophical gem holds true. During Jamaica’s successful Road to France World Cup qualifying campaign, he was number two to captain […]