GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — The Cayman Islands return home to George Town to open the November Concacaf Nations League window in League C, and the Turtles are ready for one of the biggest games in their history.
Currently tied for first place with Barbados in Group A, the Cayman Islands need a win to at minimum keep pace with, or potentially pass the Tridents heading into their decisive showdown later in the week in Bridgetown.
The Turtles are a perfect 2-0 at home so far in the Nations League and already beat the US Virgin Islands once in St. Croix back in September, but this is far from a slam dunk.
Michael Martin was the hero in the first match, netting both goals in a 2-0 victory, but the USVI were dangerous throughout, with Raejae Joseph and Karl Solomon-Borden both coming close to getting on the scoresheet.
Since then, Joseph has scored once, in a 2-1 victory over Saint Martin. Aaron Dennis also scored in that match.
In addition to Martin, all eyes will be on Jonah Ebanks for the Cayman Islands as he looks to score in his third straight home match.
Though eliminated from promotion contention, the Dashing Eagle will still be looking for a win and a chance to finish in third ahead of Saint Martin, who they are currently level with on three points.