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U20 picks team leaders; game times released

Ferrin Manuleleua and Tor-Lawrence Mana’o were picked as vice-captains to assist Collins as team leaders.
Collins has been a member of American Samoa’s youth national teams since 2013, appearing on the U-17 squad as a starting defender, a position he continues to play for his club and representative teams.
He plays for Lion Heart Soccer Club and represented American Samoa’s Men’s National Team at the 2015 OFC Preliminary Qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia campaign.
Collins thanked the players and management for putting their trust in him as team captain and added that it was an honor for his peers to pick him as their leader.
This is Collins’ second appearance in a U-20 competition, representing American Samoa during the Fiji-hosted tournament back in 2014.
Manuleleua plays for Pago Youth Soccer Club, and was a member of the American Samoa U-17 team in 2015.
Mana’o plays his soccer in Seattle, Washington, and is one of four off-island players on the squad. He was a teammate of Manuleleua’s during the U-17 last year and Collins’ during the National Team tournament in Tonga last year as well.
The kickoff times for the games that will be held in Tonga have been released. They are listed below and Tonga is 24 hours ahead of American Samoa.
MATCH DAY 1
June 21 (June 22, AS Time):
American Samoa vs. Samoa
Kickoff: 3:00 PM
MATCH DAY 2
June 24 (June 23, AS Time):
Tonga vs. American Samoa
Kickoff: 12:00 PM
MATCH DAY 3
June 27 (June 26, AS Time):
Cooks Islands vs. American Samoa
Kickoff: 12:00 PM
The team will depart American Samoa on June 17, 2016 for Apia, Samoa before boarding a later flight to Auckland New Zealand. They are expected to arrive in Tonga on June 20, the day before the tournament begins.
As was previously reported, the team was supposed to depart on June 15 but unforeseen circumstances regarding their flights have caused a delay.

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