In Friday's Around The Net we summarized the potential upsets in the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, but neglected to mention Bermuda's visit to Trinidad & Tobago. No doubt piqued
by our omission, the Bermudans pulled off "a stunning upset" by beating T&T, 2-1, in the first leg thanks to two goals from John Barry Nusum. This even overshadowed Costa Rica's surprise 2-2
tie at Grenada.
"Unbelievable feeling," said Bermuda coach Kenny Thompson. "I'm extremely proud of everyone involved." Bermuda Football Association Executive Cal Blankendal agreed:
"Unbelievable! Trinidad went to the last World Cup and just finished playing against England. You always keep hope and now we must finish the job next week [Sunday]."
the scoring with a goal from a cross supplied by New England's Khano Smith. T&T equalized through former Columbus Crew striker Stern John, but Nusum struck what turned out to be the winner seven
minutes before half-time. For once, Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation special adviser Jack Warner was apparently not available for comment. But T&T fans may now be questioning more than
ever his Federation's decision to play the game on the artificial surface of the Marvin Lee Stadium after a standoff with the government over fees for playing at the country's preferred venue, the
Hasely Crawford Stadium.
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