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VANCOUVER, WA— Vancouver Victory FC are excited to reveal the arrival of three new players from Antigua. Coming to the United States to play for the Evergreen Premier League side are Avier Christian, Tevaughn Harriette and Jamoy Stevens. The Victory are working with the league office to have them available for the club’s away match on Sunday May 11 at Seattle Stars FC.
Coaching connections made this opportunity possible, says Victory owner Barrett Goddard. “The gentleman who set this up is Lennie Quashie. He played soccer with Biniam (Afenegus, Victory head coach) and Sean (Janson, assistant coach) at Concordia University Portland . They were all in college together.”
The players range in age from 18 to 20 years. There is experience in the group with national teams and local clubs alike. They span the pitch. One’s mainly a defender, one a midfielder, one an attacker.
The players were featured in an AntiguaFootball.com story about their USA move. It can be read at: http://antiguafootball.com/news/countrys-youngsters-seek-opportunities-abroad/
Avier Christian is an 18-year-old midfielder from Greenhill Liberta Village, St. Paul’s Parrish, Antigua. During the 2012-13 Cingular Wireless Premier Division season Christian scored 16 goals and dished out 22 assists over 20 matches as his side won the league. Avier is versatile and has played multiple positions for Liberta FC.
Tevaughn Harriette is a striker / attacking midfielder who will turn 19 in late June. Harriette has represented Antigua and Barbuda at the youth level and is considered an option at the senior level for the current national squad. For Parham FC Tevaughn scored 15 goals as his club finished second in the 2013-14 ABFA Premier League.
Jamoy Stevens in the air.
Jamoy Stevens is a 20-year-old defender who has played for Greenbay Hoppers FC since 2008. He represented Antigua and Barbuda at the senior national level in 2012 during the CFU Caribbean Cup Finals.
The Victory will visit Seattle Stars FC on Sunday May 11 at 4 PM at Starfire Sports Stadium. Vancouver will return home for two weekend matches May 17 and 18 at McKenzie Stadium as the Victory host Wenatchee United FC at 6 PM on Saturday May 17 and Yakima United FC on Sunday May 18 at 4 PM.
The new guys are welcomed at Muchas Gracias. (club photo)