Noon in the Caribbean may be prime time for sunbathing, but it can be brutal for soccer. The idea in today's World Cup qualifier was to make the United States play at midday in sauna-like conditions, in hopes the visitors would become as limp and soggy as their sweat-soaked uniforms.
At Aston Villa of the English Premier League, fans belt out the Sinatra standard ''New York, New York'' and tailor the lyrics to their star forward, singing, ''It's up to you, Dwight Yorke, Dwight Yorke.''
Midfielder Marvin Faustin, recently reinstated into international football by FIFA, is among 20 players invited to training with the Trinidad and Tobago football team.
Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has taken medical notes from pyhsiotherapist Jim Walker on what could prove to be a wasted 10,000 mile round trip to the Caribbean.
Recently appointed technical director of Trinidad and Tobago football, German Jochen Figge, will not be taking up his job until January 5.
Time has literally flown. There can be little doubt that Warner's vision has lifted CONCACAF to heights never previously explored in the region. Under his leadership, new competitions have been created, while others were overhauled and improved.
Veteran Trinidad and Tobago footballers Brian Williams and Michael Maurice this week announced their retirement from the game.
Goals from Portuguese-based professional Russell Latapy and Marvin Faustin gave defending Shell Cup champions Trinidad and Tobago a 2-1 victory over English Premier League team Aston Villa in a friendly game at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday.
The record books will show that Trinidad and Tobago beat Martinique 1-0 Saturday night, but the hotly disputed goal will also hit the books as one of the most controversial of the 1991 Shell Caribbean Cup finals.