For the second time in less than a week, this country’s senior footballers will enter the field with the odds stacked firmly against them as they try to steal points in Tuesday night’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at the National Stadium in San Jose.
Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men will take to the Estadio Nacional on Monday night for their lone practice on the match surface ahead of Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica in San Jose.
Kenwyne Jones saw a first half header crash off the cross bar and a Nathan Lewis strike was ruled a close offside as Trinidad and Tobago suffered a 2-0 defeat to the United States in a loss which T&T head coach Dennis Lawrence said was caused by individual errors in World Cup qualifying action at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday night.
Due to their pre-game preparations, the Soca Warriors appeared to have been more than ready for what the USA could produce, in terms of high altitude, increased ball speed and troublesome respiratory issues for the players. T&T went down 2-0 in a very tough, but competitive match-up.
Looking to defy the odds in Colorado
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior men’s team will be aiming to defy the odds when they take to the field at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday from 8pm TT time to face off with the United States in a CONCACAF Final Round World Cup Qualifier.
Trinidad and Tobago head coach was not displeased by the overall showing of the national football team in a high-altitude 0-2 defeat to the United States in Thursday’s CONCACAF zone final-round 2018 World Cup qualifier in Colorado, USA. But the T&T head coach felt individual errors cost his team the match.
MLS has long been a safe haven for some of the best soccer players the Caribbean has on offer. Shalrie Joseph (Grenada), Ezra Hendrickson (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Atiba Harris (St. Kitts and Nevis) are three of the shiniest examples, each of whom has at least 17,000 career minutes logged in MLS.
KEITH LOOK LOY, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League and coach of 2016 Premiership winners FC Santa Rosa, is not giving up on the national men’s football team who suffered another hurdle in their Road to Russia campaign.
“What happened in the past is in the past,”
Those were the words of Finnish-based defender Aubrey David as he completed training just two days before Thursday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the United States at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver.