Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Trinidad & Tobago ousted in wild Gold Cup playoff
by Paul Kennedy, January 9th, 2017 8:33PM
Subscribe to Soccer World Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  gold cup, mls, new york red bulls, trinidad & tobago

MOST COMMENTED

Trinidad & Tobago was eliminated from Gold Cup contention when it lost its second game at home in overtime, falling to Haiti, 4-3, on former MLS defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste's goal.

T&T twice blew one-goal leads in the first half but still had a chance after 90 minutes as the CFU rules required that a draw after 90 minutes wasn't sufficient. (Since the Soca Warriors needed to win by two goals, the bizarre rules in the three-team tournament -- Suriname split with T&T and Haiti -- set up the scenario of the Soca Warriors being better off drawing after 90 minutes than going for a one-goal win.)

The loss was T&T's third in four games over two weeks for new Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet, who dropped several key players. Haiti wasn't exactly in better shape as its new coach, Josaphat Jean Claude, was only appointed two weeks ago, and four players were no-shows.

New York Red Bulls youngster Derrick Etienne scored the first goal for Haiti, which will face the No. 5 team from Central America in a playoff later in the year for the 12th spot at the Gold Cup.
 
Jan. 8 in Couva
Trinidad & Tobago 3 Haiti 4. Goals: Winchester 1, 25, 112;  Etienne 20, Belfort 39, 111, Andrew Jean-Baptiste 117.
Trinidad & Tobago -- Foncette; Edwards (A.Jones 21), Abu Bakr, Ford (Hector 91), David; George, Boucaud; Lewis, Andrews (Caesar 68), T.Charles (Glen 56); Winchester.
Haiti -- Romondt; Pompee, Jean-Baptiste, Jerome, Alex; Thuriere (Pierre-Louis 18), Aristide; Etienne (Pierre 92), H.Charles, Belfort (Ambroise 114);  Desire.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer World Daily
Brazil fails to qualify for U-20 World Cup    
Brazil, winner of five U-20 World Cups, second only to Argentina's six titles, failed to qualify ...
Jermaine Jones responds to teammate Howard's 'dangerous stuff'    
In response to Tim Howard's comments questioning the commitment of some teammates who are dual nationals, ...
Copa Centroamericana: Honduras is first to advance    
Honduras, which will face the USA March 24 in a critical Hexagonal match, became the first ...
Copa Centroamericana: Ortiz scored twice in Tico debut    
Recent D.C. United signing Jose Guillermo Ortiz scored two goals in his international debut to lead ...
Obituary: Former Cosmos star Van der Elst dies at 62    
Two days after New York Cosmos teammate Roberto Cabanas died suddenly, Francois Van der Elst died. ...
The Missed Save    
Dedicated to the Brazilian players of Chapecoense ...
UCL: Twelve of 16 berths in knockout stage are secure    
Manchester City and Barcelona booked spots in the Champions League knockout stage, joining 10 other teams ...
Video Pick: The Bundesliga's Top 10 Dribblers    
Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele leads the Bundesliga's Top 10 Dribblers compilation, a montage ...
Canada does not extend Floro's contract    
Canada Soccer won't pick up the option on the contract of men's national team head coach ...
Solo: 'We played a bunch of cowards'    
Hope Solo's national team career has had its share of ups and downs, on and off ...
>> Soccer World Daily Archives