When the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association came up with its plans for the Bethlehem Soccer Complex more than seven years ago, having teams from outside the territory playing on its field wasn’t even discussed.

“We didn’t see the concept of sports tourism,” when plans for the soccer complex were submitted to FIFA in 2012, said Hillaren Frederick, president of the USVISA.

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