Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Costa Rica wins, El Salvador rallies to tie T&T
by Paul Kennedy, February 12th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[HEXAGONAL] Costa Rico joined the USA in first place after Day 1 of the final round of qualifying in the Concacaf zone thanks to a 2-0 win over visiting Honduras. Trinidad & Tobago had to settle for a share of the points at El Salvador when the hosts came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 tie with two late goals by Osa Romero, both on free kicks and the second on the last kick of the game four minutes into stoppage time.

Costa Rica got two second-half goals 10 minutes apart from Andy Furtado -- the first on a header off Walter Centeno's bending free kick that went between goalie Noel Valladares' legs and the second after taking a perfect cross from Armando Alonso streaking down the right wing.

Trinidad & Tobago's Soca Warriors were cruising toward three points on goals by Carlos Edwards and Dwight Yorke (on a penalty after a foul on former Columbus Crew star Stern John), but the game turned when John missed a penalty kick of his own early in the second half.

Romero's goals came in the 79th minute and the fourth minute of injury time. After the game ended, Yorke was sent off after being given a second yellow card for dissent.

Trinidad & Tobago had lost central defender Keyeno Thomas with an injury early in the game.

GAME SUMMARIES:
Feb. 11 in San Jose
Costa Rica 2 Honduras 0. Goals: Furtado 48, 59
Costa Rica -- Gonzalez, Fernandez, Umana, Borges, Diaz, Myrie, Alonso (Oviedo, 83), Centeno, Sunsing (Herrera 75), Saborio (Hernandez 53), Furtado
Honduras -- Valladares, Garcia, Thomas, Guerrero, Figueroa, S.Martinez, Rodriguez (Nunez 53), Bernardez, Guevara, Suazo, W.Martinez (Chavez, 40)
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador).
Att.: 15,000.

Feb. 11 in San Salvador
El Salvador 2 Trinidad & Tobago 2. Goals: Romero 79, 90; Edwards 7, Yorke pen. 27.
El Salvador -- Gomez, Escobar, Gonzalez, Hernandez (Torres, 33), Sanchez, Pacheco, Martin (Coreas 61), Romero, Castillo, Quintanilla, Corrales (Zelaya, 46).
Trinidad & Tobago -- Ince, Edwards, Thomas (Hislop, 11), Lawrence, Birchall (Leon, 60), Edwards, Spann, Daniel, Yorke, Jones, John (Glen, 77).
Red card -- Trinidad & Tobago -- Yorke 90.
Referee: Marco Antonio Rodriguez (Mexico).
Att.: 20,000.

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts    
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The first week of MLS preseason action concluded on Saturday with wins for New England and ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid    
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars    
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies ...
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return    
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers    
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs    
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo ...
Chelsea vs. Man City: Showdown At Stamford Bridge     
On Saturday, two of the most expensive teams money can buy will square off in a ...
What They're Saying: Bob Gansler    
"I'm doing fine. I recovered quite quickly, to their surprise. I was able to leave (the ...
Video Pick: Back-heel volley golazo from Chelsea youngster     
Kasey Palmer, an 18-year-old midfielder, scored this beautiful goal in U-21 action against West Ham.
>> Soccer America Daily Archives