This got me thinknng about them being cap ties to Cuba, what if you defect to another country?
Anyone knows the FIFA rules well??
On the men's side the olympics do not cap tie you but that is an U23 tournament. Is the Olympics a Fifa tournament? if not then they may not be cap tied.
These are full national teams in a CONCACAF tournament, so the players would be cap tied. If you are a political exile, I believe it is possible to appeal to FIFA for exemption on a humanitarian basis if it can be demonstrated that returning to your country would result in unjust imprisonment, torture, and/or death. That argument really doesn't fly when talking about Cuban defectors - I think the CSA tried it with Eduardo Sebrango. Possibly the US has enough clout that they could make a case, but I don't think these players are good enough to justify the hassle.