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Caribbean Trio Sign New USL Contracts

Jamaican midfielders Shane Malcolm and Saeed Robinson, along with Trinidadian defender Jamal Jack, have been re-signed by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the upcoming 2019 United Soccer League (USL) season.

The club said the trio were important to the side and had kept hold of them to ensure stability, especially with several other changes expected to be made.

“With as much turnover we will have on the team, it’s important to have players familiar with the club,” said Switchbacks head coach Steve Trittschuh.

“These three contributed a lot last season and I expect them to perform even better in 2019.”

Caribbean Club Shield Draw in Miami

Miami will host this month’s official draw for the second Caribbean Club Shield set for Curacao in April.

The draw will be held at CONCACAF’s headquarters on Jan. 13 and will decide how the 13 participating teams will be arranged across the four groups.

Ex-Bermuda Captain Joins U.S. Club's Coaching Staff

Former Bermuda captain Khano Smith has joined Birmingham Legion F.C. as assistant coach at the expansion United Soccer League (USL) club.

 Smith, 37, moved from Florida to link up with former New England Revolution colleagues Jay Heaps and Tom Soehn at the Birmingham, Alabama club, saying it was an offer he could not refuse.

 The former assistant coach of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer League’s team Orlando Pride will serve under General Manager Heaps and Head CoachSoehn.