NLCL 23: Miller, Noel, Boyce and Phillip among All Star picks for weekend event

Defending NLCL U19 Community Cup champions Soccer Made Simple (SMS) and anticipated contenders, W Connection FC, will contribute the most players to Sunday’s All Star event, as the 2022/23 tournament takes a break to offer appreciation to its young stars.

The NLCL U19 Community Cup All Star game kicks off at 4pm on Sunday 12 February at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, with 44 players split between North/ East/ Tobago and South/ Central.

SMS attacker Terron Miller (right) lifts the ball over Eagles FC goalkeeper Tyrese Carrington for a goal during their NLCL U19 Community Cup clash at the Larry Gomes Stadium on 4 February 2023.
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The former of the two combined outfits features players from two groups, although SMS made up more than a quarter of the team.

The Bon Air team’s strike pairing of Terron Miller and Larry Noel, holding midfielder Philip Tinto and gifted left back Tyrell Inniss were among four call-ups for North/ East/ Tobago.

Fellow semifinalists, World Class Soccer Clinic, were also well represented with four players, which included pacy midfielder Theron O’Brien.

There were selections from other nine other teams as well including Ball Blasters YA forward Kyle James, who scored twice in their 3-2 quarterfinal win over Gasparillo Youths on Sunday.

There were only six teams in the South/ Central group and all contributed to their All Star side, although W Connection had the most selections with five: inclusive of forward Caleb Boyce, winger Maliki Carrington, and goalkeeper Zeronn Collymore.

W Connection goalkeeper Zeronn Collymore (right) claims the ball under pressure from Malabar Young Stars defender Josiah Shade during NLCL U19 Community Cup action at the Larry Gomes Stadium on 4 February 2023.
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Defeated quarterfinalists, Made In La Brea, had four picks, which included National Under-20 midfielder Luke Phillip.

The full teams are as follows:

(North/ East/ Tobago)

Goalkeepers: Xavion Haynes (Soccer Made Simple), Tyrese Carrington (Eagles FC),

Defenders: Josiah Shade, Ethan Friday (both Malabar Young Stars), Keshawn Diaz, Tyrell Stapleton, Deshawne Browne (all World Class), Dejon Lezama (T&T Maestros), Tyrell Inniss (Soccer Made Simple),

Ball Blasters YA attacker Kyle James (left) dribbles past Gasparillo Youths full back Jayden Rodriguez during NLCL U19 Community Cup quarterfinal action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on 5 February 2023.
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Midfielders: Jadon McShine (Trendsetter Hawks), Ishmael Lewis (Santa Cruz United), Philip Tinto, Micah Nelson (both Soccer Made Simple), Theron O’Brien (World Class), Seledze Duke (Roxborough Lakers), Keanu Boatswain (Eagles FC),

Wingers: Terron Miller (Soccer Made Simple), Kishawn Sandy (Georgia FC), Christopher Slater (T&T Maestros), Jameel Hassan (Trendsetter Hawks),

Forwards: Larry Noel (Soccer Made Simple), Kyle James (Ball Blasters YA).

(South/ Central)

Goalkeepers: Jaden Turner (Moruga FC), Zeronn Collymore (W Connection), Jerelle Thorne (Gasparillo Youths),

Defenders: Duhrell Young, Sahrai Mitchell (both W Connection), Keanu Morean (Cunupia FC), Tyriese Neptune (Made In La Brea), Jaheim Abraham (Gasparillo Youths), Anthony Williams (Moruga FC), Kylon Cayenne (Point Fortin Youth FA),

Gasparillo Youths captain Ricardo Williams (left) tries to get away from Ball Blasters FA skipper Jonathan Marks during NLCL U19 Community Cup quarterfinal action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on 5 February 2023.
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Midfielders: Luke Phillip, Simon Modeste (both Made In La Brea), Jordan Lara, Rayshawn Crichlow (both Cunupia FC), Ja-Mahlee Barclay (Moruga FC), Daniel Drayton (Point Fortin Youth FA),

Wingers: Akiel Vesprey (Made In La Brea), Maliki Clement (W Connection), Ricardo Williams (Gasparillo Youths), Serryon Mitchell (Point Fortin Youth FA),

Forward: Caleb Boyce (W Connection), Jaden Grant (Cunupia FC).

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