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Kyle Edwards among Caribbean hopefuls

Kyle Edwards among Caribbean hopefuls


Young Vincentian footballer Kyle Edwards was among Caribbean hopefuls who were part of a 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine trial that took place at the Sawgrass Hotel and Suites Sports Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Tuesday to yesterday, Thursday.

Edwards, a midfielder, who has represented St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) at the Under-17, Under-20, Under-23 and senior team, joined others from 15 other Caribbean countries.

He has also had a semi-professional stint in Antigua and Barbuda.

The fifth annual Combine featured young players between the ages of 18 and 21.

The trial provided access to high-level professional scouting, with an aim to get into the main MLS Player Combine on January 11-17 in Orlando, Florida, and the 2018 MLS Super Draft on the January 19, in Philadelphia.

Players competed in front of MLS scouts for the three days, thus providing an opportunity to be signed directly by an MLS club, with transfer window pending.

Apart from St Vincent and the Grenadines, others in the Caribbean represented were Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

Locally, Edwards represents the System Three Sports Academy and the Barrouallie league team.

Edwards is presently enrolled at Ranger College in Texas, USA.(RT)