Real Caribe USASA U-23 National Cup Champions

Real Caribe won the U-23 National Cup in Chicago winning the semi-final 4-0 and the final 1-0 representing the LISFL only the second  team to win a national cup along with Lynbrook in the 0-30.

 Toyota Park




National Cup Finals

Congratulations to all the Champions

USASA crowned its six national champions this past weekend. Sunday’s

championship games featured teams from each of the four regions. Region I

and Region II took home bragging rights with each region winning three titles.

Photos from the entire weekend can be seen here:

On-demand video of the Men’s Amateur Final can be seen here:

Men’s Open

Croatian Eagles (WI) 3:2 AET PSA Elite (CA-S)

Men’s O30

Christos (MD) 3:1 Kickers FC (FL)


Chicago Red Stars (IL) 3:2 NYAC (E-NY)

Men’s U23

Real Caribe (E-NY) 1:0 Croatian Eagles (WI)

Men’s Amateur

Battery Park Gunners (MA) 2:0 RWB Adria (IL)

Women’s U23

KC Dynamos (KS) 5:1 FC Milwaukee (WI)

Battery Park dethroned RWB Adria as the Men’s Amateur Champions.

Real Caribe USASA U-23 National Champions

The storied run of Real Caribe Soccer Club took a dramatic turn in Chicago, as they emerged victorious

winning the USASA National Men’s U-23 championship. Winning this championship was not only

monumental, it was also historical. Monumental because its the first national winning team from eastern

NY in forty years and historical because no other Jamaican club has ever won a national championship in

the United States. The number one goal for the Club was to win the national title. Winning the Region 1

tournament in June, moved Real Caribe closer to that ultimate prize. With determination and focus, the

squad led by coach Huntley Swaby and his staff (Marlon Pinnock and Calvin Murry) ventured to Toyota Park,

Chicago with one thing in mind and that was to win the National Championship. The team went into the

semi-final game against South Sound FC (Seattle, Wa.) brimming with confidence knowing they were well

prepared and ready to take on anyone. Goals from Kefari Samuels, Dale McDonald, James Palumbo and

Johann Craan proved too much for the opponent as Real Caribe cruised into the championship game with

a 4-0 victory. The finals saw Real Caribe facing Croatian Eagles (Wisconsin), who defeated the defending

national champion Carolina Railhawks (North Carolina) in their semi-final game. The final was a well played

game with both teams playing at a high level. Real Caribe had a slight edge in possession creating the more

dangerous chances. Caribe was rewarded in the 26th minute when center back Satchel McLean pounced on

a loose ball in the area after a corner, firing past a well beaten goalkeeper. Croatian Eagles pressed for the

equalizer but was kept in check by a solid Real Caribe defence and smart mid-field play from co-captains

Keston George and James Palumbo. Asked his thoughts on the victory coach Swaby said "today is a result

of hard work and dedication over the last five years. We had good teams in the past with guys who worked

just as hard but the championship kept eluding the club. This year things fell in place. We were given the

opportunity and we took it. We don’t know when or if Real Caribe will be in another position like this but we

hope it will be sooner rather than later." Club president Craig Hines added "Real Caribe will always continue

to blaze new trails and keep striving for excellence."