Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men conceded goals on either side of the half as they went down 3-1 to hosts Ecuador in Wednesday’s International Friendly at the Estadio Banco del Pacifico in Guayaquil.
When Gustavo Quinteros’ Ecuador takes to the field versus Trinidad and Tobago in Guayaquil, the encounter will enter the history books as the first match between the nations at full international level on the men’s side of the game. However, in the Quinteros era, March 2015 to present, it will not be the first occasion on which Ecuador has faced CONCACAF opposition. Of thirty matches during his mandate, both friendly and “competitive”, Ecuador has on ten occasions engaged teams from CONMEBOL’s neighboring confederation, facing six specific CONCACAF opponents (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the United States). While the latter four teams have each engaged the Ecuadorians twice, Haiti and El Salvador have played one match apiece in losing ventures versus Ecuadorian opposition (4-0 and 3-0 respectively).
FC Santa Rosa captain Keron Clarke could be nearing a dream senior international debut for Trinidad and Tobago after being promised a new passport on Monday morning.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior men’s Team will be looking to pull off a positive display and result when they square of with Ecuador in their first ever meeting between the two teams at international level in Wednesday night’s friendly at the Estadio Pacifico Banco in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Kick off time is 8:30pm TT time.
Trinidad and Tobago senior men head coach Dennis Lawrence on Saturday finalised a 19man squad to travel to Ecuador for Wednesday’s International Friendly in Guayaquil against Ecuador’s senior men’s team.
Santa Rosa FC’s Keron Clarke will travel with the Trinidad and Tobago squad for Guayaquil, Ecuador later today after obtaining his passport this morning.
DENNIS LAWRENCE, coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team, is keeping tabs on his opponents, even though the national squad are not involved at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States.
Central FC midfielder Nathaniel Garcia is eager to make a strong impression in national colours as he attempts to show head coach Dennis Lawrence what he has to offer as the build up continues towards the September 1st World Cup qualifier against Honduras at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
‘Its an open door for all players...’
Head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago senior men’s football team Dennis Lawrence has explained his policy of inclusiveness when it comes to player selection, by stating quite clearly: “The idea is that every player with a Trinidad and Tobago passport is eligible for selection in my view.”