[July 31, 2023 – Harmon, Guam] The Marianas Cup island derby returns for its 2023 edition Aug. 3 and Aug. 5 in Saipan featuring men’s and women’s teams from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands competing for regional champions honor.
Guam will be sending a contingent of 46 players and staff to Saipan Aug. 3 for the annual tournament.
“The objective of this competition is solely to win,” said Dominic Gadia, Guam U23 National Team Head Coach. “Since the inception of this competition, it’s always been about who lifts the trophy at the end of the matches. As this is mainly a U23 competition, and for most of our players, their first opportunity to compete internationally at this level, the goal of this phase of their development is to ‘learn to win’. The expectation to perform and get the desired outcome must be hammered into these players as it will only help them prepare for their upcoming AFC competition in September. .....
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