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Gold Cup: Forecast Of 45% Chance Of Rain

Gold Cup: Forecast Of 45% Chance Of Rain

[Written by Don Burgess] The Bermuda football team has had to deal with the rain all week in training and it looks like it could be more of the same for game day on Sunday [June 16] as scattered thunderstorms are predicted. The Gombey Warriors will take on Haiti at 4.00pm  [7.00pm Bermuda time] at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose. The Weather... Read more of this article

Gold Cup: ‘Media Day’ For Football In Costa Rica

Gold Cup: ‘Media Day’ For Football In Costa Rica

[Written by Don Burgess] In a little over 24 hours Bermuda will make history as it steps onto the pitch to battle Haiti in the Concacaf Gold Cup. Today [June 15] will be full of official activities as part of Media Day for all the teams. At 3.00pm [6.00pm Bermuda time] captain Dante Leverock and head coach Kyle Lightbourne will be available to the media... Read more of this article

Gold Cup: What’s It Like Training In Costa Rica

Gold Cup: What’s It Like Training In Costa Rica

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s players are enjoying the top class training facilities in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Yesterday, while Haiti was training on a soggy grass field with a few mud patches and hour away from the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Bermuda were playing on the hybrid grass/astro turf pitch at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, home... Read more of this article

Bermuda One Of ’10 Reasons’ To Love Gold Cup

Bermuda One Of ’10 Reasons’ To Love Gold Cup

[Written by Don Burgess] We already love Bermuda, but now the rest of the world can fall in love too. The Major League Soccer website listed Bermuda as two of the ”10 reasons to fall in love with the Concacaf Gold Cup this summer.” The article states Bermuda “might not harbour any dreams of winning the tournament,” but it is making history... Read more of this article

Football Team Trains In Heat & Rain In Costa Rica

Football Team Trains In Heat & Rain In Costa Rica

[Written by Don Burgess] It was the best of weather, it was the worst of weather, as yesterday  [June 12] was a tale of two training conditions for Bermuda as they prepare for Sunday’s Gold Cup opener against Haiti in Costa Rica. The morning session started under sunny skies with temperatures around 70 degrees, about 60% humidity and a slight breeze.... Read more of this article

Haiti Beat Guyana Ahead Of Bermuda Match

Haiti Beat Guyana Ahead Of Bermuda Match

[Written by Don Burgess] Haiti ended a two-match losing streak last night, beating Guyana 3-1 ahead of its Gold Cup opener against Bermuda on Sunday. Earlier this month Haiti lost 2-1 versus Chile and 1-0 against El Salvador. Bermuda and Haiti share two common opponents over the past year with Bermuda edging Guyana 1-0 this month on a Donte Brangman... Read more of this article

Moreira: Keepers Have ‘Impeccable Work Ethic’

Moreira: Keepers Have ‘Impeccable Work Ethic’

[Written by Don Burgess] Who will start in goal on Sunday when Bermuda takes on Haiti in its first game of the Gold Cup? Bermuda goalkeeper coach John Moreira said that Quinaceo Hunt, Dale Eve, and Jahquil Hill are all “great young men” with “impeccable work ethic”, and are all fighting to be the number one choice when our team... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Football Team Training

Photos: Bermuda Football Team Training

With only a few days left to their first official Concacaf Gold Cup match, the Bermuda team has settled into training in Costa Rica after arriving late last night. with the team seen out this afternoon [June 11] putting in some final preparations. The Gombey Warriors will take on Haiti on June 16th in Costa Rica, then Costa Rica on June 20th in Dallas,... Read more of this article

FloFC: Bermuda Is The ”Country To Watch”

FloFC: Bermuda Is The ”Country To Watch”

[Written by Don Burgess] The Gombey Warriors have been selected as the team to watch in the Gold Cup. Bermuda was selected along with Jamaica’s Leon Bailey as the player to watch as two possible highlights from this Concacaf tournament by FLOFC.com. The article started Bermuda caused “quite the surprise” from the Concacaf Nations League... Read more of this article

Video: Football Team Arrive In Costa Rica

Video: Football Team Arrive In Costa Rica

[Written by Don Burgess] Almost 17 hours after they left Bermuda, the national football team arrived at their hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Gombey Warriors will be taking on Haiti on June 16 at the Estadio Nacional in the first of three Gold Cup games.The team started its travel day with the 9:30am flight to Miami. They then had a long layover... Read more of this article

Lewis Tabbed For A “Breakout” Performance

Lewis Tabbed For A “Breakout” Performance

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s Zeiko Lewis has been identified as one of six players who are based in the US people should keep an eye on, with the U.S-based FanSided sports site naming him as one of “six diamonds in the rough who could shine through during 2019’s iteration of the Gold Cup.” Fansided reporter Trevor Popoff wrote... Read more of this article

‘Dedication & Hard Work’ To Achieve Dreams

‘Dedication & Hard Work’ To Achieve Dreams

[Written by Don Burgess] Danyel Thompson is living large in California having appeared in a TV show, and now making commercials, but she wasn’t always on easy street and is proof positive that hard work and a helping hand can help elevate a person. Ms Thompson told Bernews her teenage years were filled with some people “expressing on a daily... Read more of this article

Gold Cup: Withdrawing 20,000 From The ATM

Gold Cup: Withdrawing 20,000 From The ATM

[Written by Don Burgess, who is reporting from Costa Rica] After I cleared Costa Rican customs, I got my my bags and my first task was to get some cash. Costa Rica’s base unit is the Colon, which is named for Cristobol Colon [Christopher Columbus]. I had done my research on the conversion rate prior to arriving, but a slightly harrowing immigration... Read more of this article