I thought I'd start this thread since I haven't seen much about Dominican Soccer in here. Below is the history of Dominican soccer Soccer (football) in the Dominican Republic The recent victory of the Italian soccer team signaled the end to another thrilling World Cup tournament. The World Cup, held every four years, has become one of the world’s most anticipated and watched sporting events. It has helped elevate the popularity of soccer to great heights, and has even made soccer popular in countries where other sports dominate public attention. The World Cup has been the main topic of conversation in many households around the world, and the Dominican Republic is no exception. You can read the whole story at http://dr1.com/articles/soccer_football.shtml A few videos I've gathered on a few Dominican players. Yohan Viola- Yohan Kely Viola Sánchez (born 21 October 1981) is a footballer from the Dominican Republic who currently plays for GC Biaschesi at Swiss 1. Liga. He previously played for FC Chiasso (2003-2004), AC Lugano (2004-2006) and FC Winterthur (2006-08) in the Swiss Challenge League. He also holds an Italian passport. He is from Juan de Herrera, province San Juan de la Maguana. Viola made an appearance for the Dominican Republic national football team in a qualifying match for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. If the Yohan video doesn't play, look for it on YouTube. No sound because of stupid copyright laws. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHOkOHIOc8"]YouTube - Viola Yohan[/ame] Vinicio and Jose Espinal-Eduards Vinicio Espinal Marte (born 14 November, 1982 in Santo Domingo) is arguably the best football player to emerge from the Dominican Republic. Espinal emigrated to Italy in 1991, where he played with Serie A team Atalanta B.C. and is currently playing with F.C. Crotone in Serie B. Espinal is a holding midfielder and has several caps under his belt for the Dominican Republic. They are both from the Villa Olimpica section of SD. I managed to get 2 short videos. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olAoyCbvKLM&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Fc Crotone | Vota il gol più bello | 09, rete di Vinicio Espinal[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39SZSUD33s4&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Fc Crotone | Vota il gol più bello | 08, rete di Vinicio Espinal[/ame] Heinz Barmettler Veloz-(born July 21, 1987) is a footballer from Switzerland who currently plays as defender for FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League. He was part of the 2006-07 Swiss Championship winning team. His mother is Dominican and his Father is Swiss. Last UEFA cup this kid was placed against Ronaldinho. Javier Santana- (born 16 October 1988) is an Dominican footballer currently playing for FC Schaffhausen on loan from FC Zurich. Víctor Núñez Rodríguez (born 15 April 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Costa Rican professional football (soccer) player who currently plays for Liberia Mia in the Primera Division de Costa Rica. Victor "El Mambo" Núñez is originally from the Dominican Republic but he moved to Costa Rica when he was 14 years old. He received a Costa Rican passport in 2003. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dt0gAty0jA&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - darrisa mex - Alajuelense, 13/05/2007, Segundo gol[/ame] [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT22uRNBkd8"]YouTube - Victor Nuñez vs Puntarenas[/ame] There might be a few others upcoming Dominican soccer players, and for the last time YES Dominicans play soccer. If you have any other players, news about Dominican soccer put it here.