MIAMI.- The story of Montserrat’s Concacaf Nations League Qualifying campaign is one that will long live in Concacaf lore.
The Emerald Boys were one of the revelations of the tournament, exhibiting an exciting brand of football that earned a stellar 3W-0D-1L record over the four matches.
In fact, Montserrat were the only team to compile a 3-0-1 record and not qualify for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, missing out due to goal difference.
Even in their lone defeat, Montserrat played exceptional football, falling to El Salvador at home 2-1 on a heartbreaking, last-second goal in week one.
Yet that Gold Cup near-miss will certainly act as motivation for Montserrat in Group B of League B where they will face off against Saint Lucia, the Dominican Republic and old foe El Salvador.
From back to front, Montserrat have talent, led by 33-year-old FW Spencer Weir-Daley, who produced one of the best goals in CNLQ with a curling, right-footed effort from outside the penalty area to beat Belize 1-0 in week two.
Weir-Daley then took out his magic stick and produced another excellent goal in the 2-0 win at Aruba, part of a three-game winning streak for the Emerald Boys that they will hope to continue in League B.
After barely mossing out of Gold Cup qualification, the motivation is there for Montserrat to take on all comers in Group B.