Team selection, poor offensive strategy and the administration of the game are being blamed for Saturday night's 6-0 drubbing by the United States football team over the T&T Soca Warriors in a crucial Group D encounter of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, USA.
Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the US men’s soccer team earned a small sample of revenge with a 6-0 blowout in the Concacaf Gold Cup on Saturday night over Trinidad and Tobago, which handed the Americans a nightmarish loss two years ago.
Soca Warriors captain Khaleem Hyland says he believes his team has what it takes to rebound from its 2-0 loss to Panama in their 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Pool B match at Allianz Field, Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Men will be playing for Gold Cup 2019 survival when they face off with host nation United States at the First Energy Stadium in Cleveland from 8pm on Saturday.
Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Gold Cup campaign got off to a disappointing start in Minnesota on Tuesday night as they went down 2-0 to Panama at the Allianz Field.
There are calls for national football coach Dennis Lawrence to either scrap his intentions to play possession-football or get instrumental midfielder Kevin Molino more involved in attack if the Soca Warriors are to advance out of the group phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States.
Part II – 1989 Concacaf Championships
DUBBED the “Strike Squad” during the qualifying campaign, this looked to be T&T’s best chance to go to Italia ‘90, featuring players such as Anton Corneal, Hutson Charles, Dexter Skeene, and two “little-known” youngsters, Russell Latapy and Dwight Yorke. The Strike Squad beat Guyana 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for the championships. The top two teams from the final round would go on to the World Cup.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Before the US men’s national team could depart Allianz Field following following their 4-0 victory over Guyana to open Group D play Tuesday, questions shifted to their next Concacaf Gold Cup opponent.
Currently ranked 92nd in the world, 10th in CONCACAF and 3rd in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is focused on rebuilding its national team. Once upon a time, they were the undisputed kings of football in the Caribbean and the smallest country to qualify for a FIFA World Cup. These days the Soca Warriors are on a quest to regain respectability in the eyes of their CONCACAF opponents and the football world at large.