When Eduardo Collado took over as head coach of the University of the Virgin Islands’ soccer program in mid-August, he faced one major challenge — finding enough players to field a team, and do so in less than a month.

Well, Collado pulled it off to an extent, as the Buccaneers’ men’s’ team will open their season today against Johnson University in Kissimmee, Fla.

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