Combine is new goal

For all those Caribbean footballers dreaming of making it professionally, the latest announcement from the Caribbean Football Union could help them reach their goals.

The Caribbean Football Union and Major League Soccer have formed a partnership to launch the inaugural Caribbean Combine.

The Combine will give elite Caribbean players aged 18-22 a chance to try-out in front of MLS coaches and scouts.

Those who impress will be invited to the annual Adidas MLS Player Combine, in Florida.

The Caribbean Combine is set for Jan. 2-5 in Antigua and is open to players from all 31 CFU member associations, including the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands Football Association will now select players who fit the criteria and make arrangements for them to attend.

CIFA technical director Marcos Tinoco says there are some Caymanian players good enough to compete at that level, including Mark Ebanks who is already under contract with Fort Lauderdale Strikers.