‘Eve’s Debut In Gold Cup One To Remember’

June 24, 2019 | 1 Comment

Bermuda’s goalkeeper Dale Eve continues to earn praise, with the official Gold Cup website noting that his “debut in the Gold Cup was one to remember.”

Mr Eve made over a dozen saves in the first two games, earning ‘Save of the Game’ honours from Concacaf and being named the ‘Man of the Match’ by the US-based Major League Soccer website.

The goalkeeper’s numerous saves even sparked a #ThingsDaleEveCanSave hashtag on Twitter, with Bermudians enthusiastically listing off things that Mr Eve can save, including your spot for May 24th and our seaglass from tourists, and Mr Eve was even tasked with a rather tall order by the Bermudian Twitterverse, with someone tweeting that he can save the island’s public transportation system.

A report on the Concacaf Gold Cup official website said, “Bermuda GK Dale Eve is not hard to miss at 6’4”. With eight saves against Haiti and seven against Costa Rica, Eve’s debut in the Gold Cup was one to remember.”

Photo courtesy of the Gold Cup website:

Bermuda GK Dale Eve June 2019

“For me soccer has been a whole life change, it has given me a second chance,” said Eve in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com. “I’ve had a long road in football, everything I know is football. That is what’s given me the national mindset.”

“After facing several challenges, football has given him an opportunity to be around his Bermuda brothers. Five players in the Bermuda’s National Team play with domestic side Robin Hood FC, a team that stepped in to assist Eve when he needed to change his life around.”

“Playing the starting goalkeeper role in the two matches as Bermuda debuted for the 2019 Gold Cup, Eve knows that football has given him a second chance.”

“Even the coach taking a chance at giving me the number one jersey back because it was a point where I was number twelve, second option,” added Eve.

“I’m glad those challenges did come about because it made me a better person, a better player and there is nothing better than representing your country, representing for your family, and everyone at home.”

Bernews interview with Mr Eve following the second game:

In addition to Mr Eve, Bermuda’s team includes Nahki Wells, Dante Leverock, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

The Gombey Warriors have already played Haiti and Costa Rica, and will take on Nicaragua on June 24th in New Jersey in their final game of this Gold Cup.

In an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Bermuda’s debut in this highly prestigious regional competition, Bernews has a dedicated reporter traveling with the team who is providing updates via Bernews new Sports Facebook group, with the special coverage thanks to the support of Butterfield & Vallis, One Communications, and Security Associates.

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  1. Fan 4 Life says:

    He was Outstanding, precise, keen and extremely agile. Great job Dale I hope the big offers are being worked out as the tournament continues. You are truly gifted.

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