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Real Caribe Soccer Club was founded 1975 in Queens, New York. At that time the players consisted of mostly West Indian immigrants attending high schools in Queens and colleges in the Tri-State area. Real Caribe participated in numerous leagues and tournaments within the Metropolitan area including the New York International League, Fiveboro Soccer League and the Long Island Soccer League.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Real Caribe Wins USASA Region 1 Sportsmanship Award

Real Caribe U23 soccer team capped off a successful 2013 season by winning the USASA Region 1 Fair Play and Sportsmanship Award in Salt Lake City, Utah. Every year one team from each of the four regions across the United States is selected for this honor. After reviewing the Club's performance on and off the soccer field it was voted that Real Caribe Soccer Club would be presented with this prestigious award. The management, coaches and players should be very proud of this accomplishment, as it is a direct reflection of them not only saying, but living the motto of Real Caribe... "Building Character Through Soccer".

Real Caribe wins 2013 LISFL Ryder Vass U23 Tournament

Real Caribe won the 2013 LISFL Ryder-Vass U23 league defeating Sankofa Academy 4-1 on penalties. This win added to the already successful season which saw the club repeating as USASA Region 1 U23 champions and finalist of the USASA National U23 championship in San Antonio, Texas. After several sub-par performances in regular league play, the team finally hit their stride entering the playoff with a convincing 4-0 win over BWG Ridgewood FC. This resulted in a 3-0 quarter finals win against Port Jefferson and a 5-1 semi-final win against Levittown SC.
This set up the much anticipated clash between the two top teams in the competition, Real Caribe and Sankofa Academy. Both teams met early in the season in a game which ended prematurely due to lightening. The championship game started with Sankofa having the early advantage with their short passing game. They took the early lead through a 20 yard free kick which surprisingly beat the Real Caribe goalkeeper. Real Caribe eventually came into their own with some slick combinations between captain Keston George, Kenneil Haye and Cristian Marcel. One of these combinations resulted in a corner from which Cristian Marcel climbed above the Sankofa defense to head home. 

The half ended 1-1 with both teams searching for the go ahead goal.
The second half saw a much more dangerous Real Caribe team as they started to dominate the midfield. Keston George, Kyle McTurk and Kenneil Haye started creating holes in the Sankofa back line with some penetrating passes. Real Caribe created several scoring opportunities but faulty shooting and lack of composure in and around the goal area kept the score tied at 1-1. Chances went "a begging" with Kenneil Haye and forward Eugene Heerschap the main offenders. The penalty shootout ended with Real Caribe scoring all their penalties while Sankofa managed to convert only one. "We were unfortunate to score only one goal given the number of chances we created" said assistant coach Marlon Pinnock. Head coach Huntley Swaby thought his team "dominated the second half and should have scored at least three goals" but he was happy with the win. This is the second Ryder-Vass championship won by the club in the last three years.

Real Caribe USASA 2013 National U23 Finalist

Real Caribe fell short in their bid to become back to back USASA U23 national champions as they were defeated in the finals 4-1 by Carolina Railhawks (North Carolina) in San Antonio, Texas.  It was a disappointing loss for the club but it was still a major accomplishment making it back to the championship game. The weekend started with Real Caribe squaring off against GLSA, (Illinois, Region 2) in their semi-final game. Real Caribe found themselves trailing early but soon drew level through a superb strike from midfielder Cristian Marcel. Real Caribe was again in the unfavorable position trailing GLSA but a Omar Edwards goal put them back on level terms to end the half. The second half saw Real Caribe taking control of the game and goals from Eugene Heerschap and Kenston George secured a 4-2 victory sending them to the championship game.

The finals featured Real Craibe going up against the 2011 national champions Carolina Railhawks. The Railhawks capitalized on a defensive error and jumped out to an early lead in the fifteenth minute. Real Caribe fell further behind when their goalkeeper was beaten by a well placed shot from just outside the area. The team continued to press forward in the second half but was caught on a counter attack allowing the Railhawks to extend their lead to three goals. Real Caribe's lone goal came from striker Eugene Heerschap at the 79th minute mark. Another well executed counter attack by the Railhawks saw them closing out the scoring for a well deserved victory. Said coach Huntley Swaby, "today we were beaten by very good team. They were well organized and capitalized on our mistakes. We will continue to work towards regaining the national championship next year."