Monday, September 3, 2007

Supersmall, superbad

The Virgin Islands isn't the smallest FIFA registered country, population-wise. Monaco and San Marino are both smaller. However, the U.S. VI is still pretty small, with only a populace of about a hundred thousand total to draw from for their team. Not surprising then, that the squad is one of the worst-ranked FIFA teams. They do have an interesting claim to fame, though. Apparently MacDonald Taylor, one of their players, holds the record for being the oldest player to participate in a FIFA match. He was 46 when he took the field versus St. Kitts and Nevis in 2004, in a qualifying game for the 2006 World Cup.

1 comment:

David Keyes said...

Yeah, but can they match American Samoa's 14 year olds? http://soccernet.espn.go.com/archive/worldcup/news/2001/0411/20010411australiawr.html