Maribel Dominguez scored for a second straight match and Evelyn Lopez added a second-half strike to put Mexico into the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying with a 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago Sunday night.
Jamaal Shabazz, coach of the T&T senior women’s team is looking to his side’s second match against Mexico in the Concacaf Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament tonight with hope. T&T suffered a 1-0 defeat against Canada on Friday evening in its first match in the tournament, and must now obtain maximum points from its next two matches against Mexico and Guyana respectively in Group ‘A’, if it is to have any chance of advancing to the next round. The Soca Princesses put on a gusty performance, but were undone by a 63rd minute Melissa Tancredi goal, after the T&T defence were caught sleeping on a Canadian counter attack, allowing Tancredi to set-up a solo run from midfield, before slotting home to the left of T&T goal keeper, Kimika Forbes. “I think there is a lot of hope for us, Mexico destroyed Guyana but I have confidence in the speed of our attack,” said Shabazz.
Former captain of the Soca Princesses, utility player Nadia James has been forced out of the senior national women’s team for the upcoming Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Mexico due to school commitments.
Melissa Tancredi overcame first-half frustration to finally score in the 63rd minute and give Canada a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Group A opener Friday night at the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament.
National Senior Women’s team head coach Jamaal Shabazz will select a final squad on the weekend to contest the Women’s World Cup final round of qualifiers next month in Cancun, Mexico.
Group A play in CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying opens on Friday with Trinidad & Tobago squaring off against Canada and host Mexico meeting Guyana at Estadio Beto Avila.
Trinidad and Tobago's Senior Women's team drew 2-2 with Guatemala in their second friendly in Guatemala City last night.
Sweden-based striker Ahkeela Mollon has been included in the Soca Princesses squad for the Concacaf Women’s World Qualifying Tournament formerly known as the Women’s Gold Cup.
Trinidad & Tobago’s senior women footballers dug deep to secure 3-2 victory over Guatemala in a warm-up encounter at the Estadio Revolucion in Guatemala City on Saturday.