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Football: Cayman finishes fourth in Group F at CONCACAF U20 Championships

The Cayman Islands National Boys Under-20s dropped their final game of the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships Saturday (10 November) 4-2 to Curacao at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

After Curacao’s Gianni Vandepitte opened the scoring in the 12th minute, Cayman’s Kareem Foster would level in the 26th minute with his third goal of the championships. Cayman would take a 2-1 lead 2-1 thanks to Alexander Clark-Ramirez’s first goal of the tournament. Curacao would leveled just two minutes later.

In the 71st minute, however, Cayman would lose it’s top defender, captain D’Andre Rowe, to injury. Curacao would then score in both the 73rd and 79th minutes to record their second win of the tournament.

“Our defense caved after we lost D’Andre Rowe to a bad tackle,” said Head Coach Gillie Seymour. “He was the back bone of our defense. At halftime, I told the players that we had to improve on defense, but again, it showed. Numbers don’t lie. We scored 8 goals overall and gave away 11.”

Cayman would finish fourth overall in Group F with one win, two losses and one tie, ahead of fifth place Guyana.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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