The Fifth-Annual Combine featuring 23 Young Players from 16 Member Associations including Mazhye Burchall from Bermuda, began having Access to High-Level Professional Scouting.
CONCACAF and Major League Soccer have teamed up for this week’s 2018 MLS Caribbean Combine, which got underway today at the Sawgrass Hotel and Suites Sports Complex in Sunrise, Florida.
Burchall and the other players will compete in front of MLS scouts, with the potential of being signed directly during an upcoming transfer window.
“This, the fifth-annual Caribbean Combine is the fruit of on-going collaboration between CONCACAF and Major League Soccer, and represents the Confederation’s commitment to unlocking new modes of access to the sport at all levels for all its Member Associations and their players,” said CONCACAF Director of Caribbean Football Horace Reid. “Providing professional opportunity for these young players -- ages 18-21 -- complements other Confederation initiatives to enhance the club game across the region, including recently expanded club competition platforms for the Caribbean Club Championship and the Scotiabank CONCACAF League.”
The participating countries in alphabetical order are: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Jamaica, Martinique, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos Islands.
The Caribbean Combine will lead into the 2018 MLS Player Combine to be held January 11th – 17th in Orlando. Both Combines will be followed by the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19th in Philadelphia.