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Anderson off to Caribbean Combine

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — It's all's well that ends well as Jamaica's Oneil Anderson left the island this morning where he will finally get a chance to participate in the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine trial that started in Florida on Tuesday.

Anderson was one of four Jamaican footballers among 23 that were selected from the Caribbean to participate in the Caribbean Combine trial, which runs from January 9-11.

But the 20-year-old Anderson, a centre back with champions Arnett Gardens, was left behind on Tuesday after failing to secure a ticket to Florida on time.

However, the talented defender, who thought his dream was over on Tuesday, finally made the trip this morning where he will join fellow Jamaicans Jeadine White, Alex Marshall and Maalique Foster.

The fifth annual Combine features young players between the ages of 18 and 21 from 16 Caribbean member associations.

It will provide access to high-level professional scouting with an aim to get into the main MLS Player Combine on January 11-17 in Orlando and then the 2018 MLS Super Draft on the 19th in Philadelphia.

Players will compete in front of MLS scouts for three days, for the potential to be signed directly by an MLS club during an upcoming transfer window.

Sixteen member associations will be represented at the 2018 MLS Caribbean combine.

The countries, in alphabetical order, are: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

Howard Walker

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