With U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on hand to get his first look at the first U.S. opponent in 2006 World Cup qualifying, host Grenada crushed Guyana, 5-0, Saturday night in the first leg of their first-round qualifying series in the CONCACAF zone.
Grenada scored two late goals in the first half and put the game away with three goals in the last 11 minutes after the Guyanese were reduced to 10 men.
Five different players scored for Grenada, which started two former U.S. college stars -- Shalrie Joseph, the former St. John's star now with MLS's New England Revolution, and former USC-Spartanburg star Ricky Charles.
Feb. 28 in St. Georges
Grenada 5 Guyana 0. Goals: Bishop 39, Phillip 44, Augustine 79, A.Modeste 85, Rennie 90.
Grenada -- K.Baptiste, A.Modeste, F.Baptiste, Joseph, Bubb, James, Charles, Benjamin, Bishop (Rennie, 75), Phillip (Augustine, 75), P.Modeste (Morris, 77)
Guyana -- Jerome (Durant, 77), Gilgeous, Lowe, Bobb, Moore, Archer, Hendricks, Beveney, Hernandez, McKinnon, Richardson (Abrams, 89).
Red card: Guyana -- Hendricks 76.