New England Soccer Today

All-Stars to Face Oxford Named

The 20-man Jim Dedeus XI squad comprised of top local players in the PDL and NPSL to face Oxford United was released on Friday with seven of the New England PDL and NPSL teams represented in the squad.

Boston Victory Player of the Year Hellah Sidibe is among the 20 players featured on the Jim Dedeus XI set to face Oxford United at Portsmouth High School on Monday. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

The Jim Dedeus XI, coached by Seacoast United Phantoms head coach Iain Scott and general manager/USL Hall of Fame inductee Jim Dedeus, faces English League Two club Oxford United on Monday at 7 p.m. at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The squad features players from six of the seven New England PDL clubs, including the Phantoms (4), Vermont Voltage (4), Boston Victory (2), GPS Portland Phoenix (2), Western Mass Pioneers (2) and Worcester Hydra (1). Two players from the NPSL Seacoast United Mariners are also on the squad as are two youth players from the Seacoast United Academy. The final player comes from Virginia based PDL club, the Fredericksburg Hotspur. Some of the Phantoms players are featured on both the club’s PDL and NPSL rosters.

Among the standouts on the squad are Boston Victory Player of the Year Hellah Sidibe, a defender from UMass Amherst, Phantoms star and Boston College defender Ryan Dunn and Hydra star midfielder and Boston University product Michael Bustamante. Other PDL stars include Pioneers/Springfield College forward Ryan Malone, Phoenix midfielder/Liverpool FC Academy product Jason Massie and the Voltage’s top three scorers this season in Bozidar Jelovac (5 goals), Ognjen Perucica (4 goals), and Bojan “Bo” Vuckovic (3 goals). The 42-year-old Vuckovic played for the New England Revolution in 1996.

The squad is largely filled with New England natives and features five players from Massachusetts, four players from New Hampshire and three players from Maine. Other states represented are Florida and Illinois, while international representation includes two players from Serbia, and one each from England, Jamaica, Mali and Switzerland.

Tickets for Monday’s match can be purchased online for $5.

The full roster, by position, is below:

Pos. No. Name Club College Hometown
GK 0 Giovanni Sinclair Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) UMFK St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
D 16 Setefan Antonijevic Vermont Voltage (PDL) Valparaiso Buffalo Grove, IL.
D 18 Cameron Omsberg GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) Lehigh Belgrade, ME.
D 20 Hellah Sidibe Boston Victory (PDL) UMass Bamako, Mali
D 17 Ben Brewster Seacoast United Mariners (NPSL) Bowdoin College Cape Elizabeth, ME.
D 2 Karel Manrau Fredericksburg Hotspur (PDL) JMU Neuchatel, Switzerland
D 7 Brad Hilton Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) UNH Merrimack, NH.
M 10 Jordan Branco Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) SNHU Brockton, MA.
M 8 Michael Bustamante Worcester Hydra (PDL) Boston University Chelsea, MA.
M 11 Jason Massie GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) U of Rio Grande Liverpool, England
M 5 Ryan Dunn Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) Boston College Hampton, NH.
M 14 Ruben Resendes Boston Victory (PDL) SNHU Fall River, MA.
F 4 Ryan Malone Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) Springfield Chicopee, MA.
F 13 Bozidar Jelovac Vermont Voltage (PDL) Albany Belgrade, Serbia
F 24 Bojan “Bo” Vuckovic Vermont Voltage (PDL) Franklin Pierce Belgrade, Serbia
F 9 Ognjen Perucica Vermont Voltage (PDL) South Florida Tampa, FL.
F 12 Eddie Jones Seacoast United Mariners (NPSL) Bowdoin College Scarborough, ME.
F 19 Steve Palumbo Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) UNH Kingston, NH.
F 3 Jordan Misiri Seacoast United (USDA) Manchester, NH.
F 6 Frandzy Pierrot Seacoast United (USDA) Melrose, MA.

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