The US Men's National Team is in the Dominican Republic for the IHF North American & Caribbean (NORCA) Emerging Nations Tournament. As the name implies, this tournament was adopted by the IHF to give additional competition opportunities for developing nations that haven't qualified for World Championship competitions. The tournament is limited primarily to athletes that are 24 years of age or younger. Each nation can have 3 exceptions to this age requirement.
The three age based exceptions for the U.S. are Gary Hines, Javier Coba and Eric Finch. Hines is a long time veteran while Javier Coba will be marking his return to since last playing for Team USA in 2015. The U.S. has 5 athletes (Hendrik Schultze, Ben Liberty, Patrick Hueter, Alex Binderis and Patrick Mulligan) who will be making their Sr Team debut at a major tournament. The U.S. roster also features 11 athletes affiliated with European clubs (7 in Germany and 1 each in Sweden, Spain, France and Israel).
There are 12 nations participating in this tournament and they were drawn into 4 groups of 3 nations each.
Group A: Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominca
Group B: Mexico, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago
Group C: Dominican Republic, Haiti, St Kitts & Nevis
Group D: USA, Cuba, Barbados
Each group will play a round robin and the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals. The 3rd place teams in each group will play a round robin to determine places 9-12.
Monday, 8 April, 6:00 PM USA vs Barbados
Tuesday, 9 April <off>
Wednesday, 10 April, 6:00 PM USA vs Cuba
Thursday, 11 Apr TBD
Friday, 12 Apr
Saturday, 13 Apr TBD
Sunday, 14 Apr TBD
Official Tourney Website: Link
All matches will be live streamed on the official tourney website. To find the video follow these steps
1) Click on the match schedule: Link
2) Scroll down to the match you are interested
3) Click on the "View Details" for that match
4) Click on the "Live Streaming" link
5) Click play
(Note: Matches should also be available on demand)