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Major League Soccer Caribbean Combine changes format

The Caribbean Football Union and Major League Soccer have changed their Combine format this year, resulting in some of Cayman’s top football players not getting a chance to be seen by Major League Soccer scouts.

Instead of holding a proper try-out MLS scouts and recruiters will instead watch from the stands at the CFU Under-20 qualifiers in Curacao, but that only works for countries that have a team in the tournament, like Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Cuba, Curacao, Haiti, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago.

CIFA Vice-President and CFU Executive Bruce Blake confirms countries like Cayman without a team in the tournament will not get a chance to have their players scouted by MLS Officials.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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