Dominican Soccer

Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by G5ive, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Probably true, but I know that the university O&M will be fielding a team in the next Liga Mayor championship
     
  2. MLSn00b

    MLSn00b Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great find by the Dominican Soccer blog, Balompie Dominicano.

    Carlos Martinez Rivas is a '94 defender playing in Barca's cantera.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Today starts the local D1 championship with 8 teams

    Barcelona Sto Dgo
    DOSA La Vega
    Universidad O&M Sto Dgo
    Jarabacoa
    San Cristobal
    FC Bauger Sto Dgo
    Pantoja Sto Dgo
    Moca

    This campeonato will last for 5 months
     
  4. Bklyn Royals Fan

    United States
    Jan 17, 2008
    NY
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good luck to the league. I have a small hope that a group of investors purchases a USL-1 franchise. Seeing the PR Islanders vs a USL Dominican side would be good. A Boriqua vs Quisqueya rivalry would lift Carribean soccer.
     
  5. aguimarães

    aguimarães Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
    Good thread guys, just try and avoid snide remarks to keep it clean.
     
  6. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep

    The idea is very good, but the cost would be way too high

    (Even a successful franchise like the Islanders is losing a lot of money)
     
  7. Haitiforever

    Haitiforever New Member

    Apr 4, 2010

    Does any of those clubs have a website? And which DR major news site that is likely to provide results?
     
  8. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    If you understand español try ''balompiedominicano.blogspot.com''

    I know that FC Bauger has a website too

    Also know that Moca has gotten 4 ''resfuerzos'' from Ayiti, I will try to find out their names
     
  9. jcm28

    jcm28 Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Puerto Rico
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Puerto Rico
    Which is historically the best DR team?
     
  10. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    The results

    DOSA - Barcelona 2 - 2
    Bauger - San Cristobal 3 - 1
    Jarabacoa - O&M 4 - 0
    Moca - Pantoja 1 - 0 with the goal scored by Jonathan Faria Frias (we all thought he played with the Puerto Rico Islanders)
     
  11. MLSn00b

    MLSn00b Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So there isn't an official website yet right? I was hoping that if the league was being sponsored by Coca-Cola that they might put some money into making a site.

    Also I'm quite surprised that Faris isn't with the Islanders. What ever happened to the deal? I heard that it was pending on paperwork, but was that ever really the case?
     
  12. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    3000 fans in Moca for the game against reigning champion Pantoja
     
  13. Haitiforever

    Haitiforever New Member

    Apr 4, 2010

    That's a good number. I would suggest they use local music bands to attract more people to the games.


    What happens to that kid Fana (or Fanas)? I think he was a very good player. He must be now between 21 to 25.
     
  14. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    He was born in april 1987, so that makes him 23 right now

    I thought he had signed with the USSF div 2 Boricua Islanders, but yesterday he played with his hometown Moca in the local Liga Mayor De Futbol. I am not a specialist of the Fifa rules, but probably he will have to wait untill the next transfer window opens on july 15th
     
  15. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Local newspapers report that Jonathan Faña Frias will be leaving Moca for Puerto Rico next week. He will be replaced by the Antone Sandorin. Maybe our haitian friends can give us some more information on him.
     
  16. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    I guess Moca, they are going for their 10th title
     
  17. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Second round

    and Moca beating Universidad O&M 0 - 3, Jonathan Faña scored another goal
     
  18. G5ive

    G5ive Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Never thought this thread would continue to grow the way it did when I first started it. Ok so what happened to Henry-Alexander Diaz? I thought AC Milan and Napoli were chasing him?

    I was recently down in DR for a good 8 days during the World Cup, I have to say that I have seen a lot of interest in soccer from Dominicans and it's just not during the World Cup, but now a days you say Messi and the majority of Dominicans know who he is.

    I saw young kids kicking around the soccer balls, I saw Dominicans wearing the Argentina jersey, the Spain jersey, the Italy jersey. Where ever I went I saw world cup fever, sure it could be because it was the world cup, but the moment in time is enough for someone to fall in love with the sport. I saw people standing around TV sets watching the games.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, Dominicans that play soccer and live in Europe will help the sport grow a bit more, there's a big Dominican community in Spain, and with Spain having won the cup, that alone can motivate a lot of young Dominican to continue to take up the sport a bit more serious.
     
  19. viscajunior

    viscajunior Member+

    Aug 3, 2008
    Club:
    Junior Barranquilla
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Just a question... why football in Dominican Republic is not in a decent level? last summer I played against a lot of dominicans in a camp and they where very good players.. also they actually like football. because is a pity for a country like DR.
     
  20. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Probably lots of reasons, like 1. a true baseball and basketball culture, 2. lack of soccer fields, 3. a very bad FeDoFutbol, 4. lack of funds/money, 5. fraud and corruption, 6. lack of good coaches, 7. etc...

    Which is a shame, because the Dom Rep could and shoud produce lots of good and very good players
     
  21. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Very bad news

    24 year old haitian national Frantz Dy Saint Surin has died, he played in the local Liga Mayor De Futbol with Moca (the team Jonathan Faña used to play for), broke his arm during the game in La Vega and suffered a heart attack during surgery

    Peace to his rests
     
  22. MLSn00b

    MLSn00b Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUm9JjYovGc&"]YouTube- Miami FC 0-1 PR Islanders 7-17-10_1era Mitad[/ame]

    Fana with an assist in the Islanders draw with Miami FC.
     
  23. MLSn00b

    MLSn00b Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fana scores his first goal for PR Islanders against Miami FC last night. The match ended in a 1:1 draw.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTxZa2GsJ_w"]YouTube- ‪PR Islanders 1-1 Miami FC 8-7-10‬‎[/ame]

    (Goal @ 1:01)
     
  24. jcm28

    jcm28 Member

    Apr 12, 2009
    Puerto Rico
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Puerto Rico
    It was a good goal by Fana. Im glad he's doing better each time in PRI.
     
  25. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    His father also used to be a good player nicknamed JuanBo' after former president Juan Bosch Gavino

    In the Dom Rep Faña is better known by his nickname Juanbosito
     

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