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Match Report
Trinidad & Tobago United States
T&T flag United States
Russell Latapy (60')
Dwight Yorke (pen 79')

World Cup Qualifier
DateVenueLocationAttendance
2008-10-15Hasely Crawford StadiumPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago19000


Warriors make history with 2-1 win over USA


US football player midfielder Maurice Edu (Center) is tackled by Trinidad and Tobago' s defender Aklie Edwards (L) and midfielder Keon Daniel during their FIFA World Cup South Africa-2010 qualifier football match at the Hasely Crawford stadium in Port of Spain, on October 15, 2008. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)Dwight Yorke converted a 79th-minute penalty to give Trinidad & Tobago a 2:1 victory over the United States on Wednesday, moving it to the brink of the the final round of World Cup qualifying.

It was the Soca Warriors’ first victory over the USA in 12 tries in World Cup qualifying, and ended the Stars & Stripes’ six-game winning streak in their bid to reach the 2010 finals in South Africa.

The USA already had clinched its place in the six-team CONCACAF “hexagonal”, but the result moved Trinidad into second place in second-round Group A with eight points, three better than Guatemala, which was beaten 2:1 by Cuba.

Only one game remains in the second round of qualifying. Trinidad will be at home against Cuba on 19 November while Guatemala will have to travel to face the USA.

Yorke converted after Trinidad was awarded the penalty when Jozy Altidore dragged down Makan Hislop by grabbing his shirt on a corner kick. Forty-year-old Russell Latapy gave Trinidad the lead with his 29th career goal in the 61st minute. Latapy, who has played for Falkirk in Scotland since 2003, scored after Trinidad had more of the possession and chances.

Chris Birchall sent the ball down the right to Carlos Edwards, who chipped it back to the top of the area. Latapy stuck the volley with his left foot, hitting the left post, but the ball rebounded off the back of diving goalkeeper Brad Guzan and deflected back into the goal.

The USA, which used eight different starters from Saturday night’s 6:1 victory over Cuba that sent the Stars & Stripes into the final round of qualifying, equalized in the 75th minute. Maurice Edu was able to force the ball into the penalty area and off to the right to Altidore, who sent a short cross in front to Charlie Davies, who converted for his first international goal.

T&T: - 1.Clayton Ince, 6.Dennis Lawrence, 3.Aklie Edwards, 5.Keyeno Thomas (4.Makan Hislop 35th), 11.Carlos Edwards, 16.Silvio Spann, 17.Dwight Yorke (capt), 7.Christopher Birchall, 9.Keon Daniel, 10.Russell Latapy (8.Khaleem Hyland 75th), 12.Jason Scotland (14.Stern John 66th).


LINEUP
1.Clayton Ince
3.Aklie Edwards
6.Dennis Lawrence
5.Subbed outKeyeno Thomas
 Subbed in 40' Makan Hislop
7.Christopher Birchall
9.Keon Daniel
11.Carlos Edwards
10.Subbed outRussell Latapy
 Subbed in 76' Khaleem Hyland
16.Silvio Spann
17.Dwight Yorke (capt.)
12.Subbed outJason Scotland
 Subbed in 66' Stern John
SUBSTITUTES
4.Makan Hislop
8.Khaleem Hyland
14.Stern John
18.Marvin Phillip
13.Osei Telesford
2.Clyde Leon
15.Darryl Roberts
COACH
 Francisco Maturana
SUBSTITUTIONS
40'Subbed outSubbed inMakan Hislop for Keyeno Thomas
66'Subbed outSubbed inStern John for Jason Scotland
76'Subbed outSubbed inKhaleem Hyland for Russell Latapy