Thu, Mar

Mexico and the host Costa Rica opened the 2004 CONCACAF Futsal Championship with victories against Trinidad & Tobago and Surinam, respectively at the Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, Costa Rica on Friday evening.

Midfielder Jesus Contreras scored twice, while defenders Victor Huerta, Arturo Lopez, midfielders Alberto Montiel and Miguel Ángel Olvera each added a goal for Mexico (1-0-0, 3 Points) in the 6:4 Group A victory over Trinidad & Tobago (0-1-0, 0 Points). The soca warriors offence was led by forward Jerwyn Balthazar with two goals, while defender Anthony Small and midfielder Ako James each had a tally in the loss.

Mexico – Trinidad & Tobago 6:4 (2:2).

TT-Scorers: Jerwyn BALTHAZAR 6’, 40’; Anthony SMALL 16’; Ako JAMES 21’
TRI: 1-Kevin Graham-C – 6-Ako James, 7-Jerwyn Balthazar, 10-Colin Joseph, 14-Cordell Greenidge.
Subs: 2-Anthony Small, 5-Franklyn Ollivierra, 8-Sterling O’Brien, 9-Kevin Peters, 11-Marvin Lee.
TD: Clayton MORRIS

MEX-Scorers: Jesus CONTRERAS 12’, 24’; Alberto MONTIEL 14’; Miguel Ángel OLVERA 22’; Arturo LOPEZ 29’; Victor HUERTA 39’
MEX: 1-Abel Trepmann – 3-Jesus Contreras, 5-Mario Alberto Vertti, 7-Victor Huerta-C, 8-Arturo Lopez.
Subs: 2-Guillermo Castañeda, 4-Carlos Ramirez, 6-Alberto Montiel, 9-Hector Guzman, 11-Miguel Ángel Olvera.