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Four Gold Cup berths up for grabs
by Paul Kennedy, November 24th, 2010 3:42PM

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[DIGICEL CARIBBEAN CUP] The final round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup final round will begin Friday when Trinidad & Tobago faces Cuba and host Martinique takes on Grenada. The tournament will serve as qualifying for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. For a look at the tournament's MLS connection, as well as schedule and viewing information ...

(Click here for concacaf.com -- all of the matches are expected to be broadcast live.)

The four teams that advance to the semifinals of the tournament will qualify to next summer’s Gold Cup.

Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, Grenada and Martinique are in Group H while Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, Guadeloupe and defending champion Jamaica are in Group G.

Jamaica hopes to have Omar Cummings of MLS champion Colorado, but he picked up a hamstring injury in the MLS Cup final against FC Dallas.

Long-time Reggae Boy Shavar Thomas is one of three Sporting Kansas City players headed to Martinique. Midfielders Craig Rocastle and Stephane Auvray will play for Grenada and Guadeloupe, respectively.

Trinidad & Tobago has called up Yohance Marshall of the Los Angeles Galaxy. Marshall's Galaxy teammate Chris Birchall is with Los Angeles for its trip to Australia, while San Jose Earthquakes striker Cornell Glen who is injured.

The final and third-place game will take place on Dec. 5 at Pierre Aliker Stadium.

SCHEDULE:
(All times ET.)
November 26
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Cuba, 5:00 PM     
Martinique  vs. Grenada, 7:30 PM

November 27
Guyana vs. Guadeloupe, 4:00 PM
Jamaica vs. Antigua & Barbuda, 6:30 PM

November 28
Grenada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 3:00 PM
Martinique vs. Cuba, 5:30 PM

November 29
Antigua & Barbuda vs. Guyana, 5:00 PM      
Guadeloupe vs. Jamaica, 7:30 PM

November 30
Cuba vs. Grenada, 5:00 PM
Martinique vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7:30 PM

December 1
Guadeloupe vs. Antigua and Barbuda, 5:00 PM     
Guyana vs. Jamaica, 7:30 PM



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