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D.C. United wins Under-15 Youth Football Cup in memorable 2-1 final over Cuba

Major League Soccer’s D.C. United finished undefeated to claim the 2018 Cayman Islands Invitational Under-15 Youth Football Cup title Saturday (2 June) with a 2-1 over defending champions Cuba.

In the 57th minute, Cuba’s Alexander Mendoza scored a remarkable goal off a corner while falling to the ground to give his country the lead 1-0. Tensions mounted in the final seconds of added time when a Cuban defender was called for a tackle bordering the box. The referee deemed it a penalty kick. United’s Jeremy Garay converted to tie the game 1-1. In the 83rd minute, Jacob Greene scored the deciding goal to give United the victory 2-1.

United’s Jonathan Valladares won Tournament MVP scoring two goals.

Jamaica’s Portmore United took 3rd place with a 3-1 win over Harbour View F.C. Portmore’s Iyare Harris scored three goals, giving him five for the tournament and the Golden Boot.

 

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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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