Last time the USA played Barbados was in their last appearance in the West Indies domestic one-day tournament in 2000, and the Americans ran out winners by two wickets.
The absence of captain Steve Massiah through work commitments means that there are no survivors from that famous win, and the class of 2008 could not repeat that upset, going down by a Duckworth/Lewis assisted 109 run margin.
Barbados won the toss and chose to bat, and set about building a challenging total. Ryan Hinds, who made his Barbados debut in the 1998 Commonwealth Games against Northern Ireland, and Dale Richards put on 134 for the second wicket, scoring 84 and 65 respectively.
Dwayne Smith, who is perhaps unlucky not to be in the West Indies squad for their series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, also chipped in with 53 as the Barbadians scored 288/8 from their 50 overs. Orlando Baker bowled well for the USA, taking 4/46, and debutant Akeem Dodson had a good day behind the stumps, taking a catch and two stumpings.
Dodson is that rarity of modern-day American players - born in the USA and only 21 years old. The USA need to find more players like him.
A brief rain interruption left the USA chasing 259 runs from 42 overs, and they never got close. Aditya Thyagarajan top scored for them with 42, but he was the only player to really get a start as they could only reach 149/9 from their 42 overs.
Nikolai Charles was the pick of the Barbados bowlers with 4/39, and Tino Best took 3/27. Ryan Hinds was named player of the match for his first innings 84.
In the other matches of the day, the Combined Campuses and Colleges gained a surprise 70 run win over the Windward Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago beat the Leeward Islands by nine wickets.
Both associate nations are in action later today, with the USA taking on a Jamaica side severely weakened by having six players called up for the West Indies and Canada playing Trinidad and Tobago.
Barbados beat USA by 109 runs (D/L)
Providence Stadium, Guyana, 14 November
Barbados 288/8 (50 overs, R Hinds 84, D Richards 65, D Smith 53, O Baker 4/46)
USA 149/9 (42 overs, A Thyagarajan 42, N Charles 4/39, T Best 3/27)