[September 5, 2023 – Harmon, Guam] Guam’s U23 National Team will make its first-ever appearance at an AFC tournament when the team takes on Vietnam Wednesday on Match Day 1 of the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024™ Qualifiers in Hanoi, Vietnam.
“The benefit of competing at the U23 level is more competitive matches for our national team players,” said Dominic Gadia, Guam U23 National Team Head Coach. “We do not compete often enough outside of our local competitions to continually develop elite players for the senior national team; there has been a big gap in our player pathway between our U20 program and the senior team.
This equates to an unstable period of years where our older youth players are already struggling to continue with football beyond their high school careers. The hope is that this becomes a permanent program for both our men’s and women’s sides.” .....
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