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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #840 on: September 23, 2015, 06:57:25 PM »
Results HALF TIME

Central FC  1  v  LA Galaxy  0
Plaza 2

Teams

Central FC - 21.Jan-Michael Williams (capt); 24.Kevon Villaroel, 17.Marcelle François, 12.Jamal Jack, 2.Elton John; 15.Kaydion Gabriel, 10.Marvin Oliver (Yellow 51), 45.Ataullah Guerra, 14.Nicholas Dillon (Yellow 48) (7.Jason Marcano 52nd), 99.Marcus Joseph; 33.Willis Plaza.

Substitutes: 30.Akel Clarke (GK); 5.Akeem Benjamin, 6.Kerry Baptiste, 8.Sean de Silva, 25.Elijah Manners, 26.Mickaeel Jem Gordon.

Coach - Ross Russell.

LA Galaxy - 12.Brian Rowe; 33.Dan Gargan, 27.David Romney, 21.Tommy Meyer, 25.Rafael Garcia; 15.Ignacio Maganto, 34.Kenney Walker (Yellow 64), 3.Mika Vayrynen (40.Raul Mendiola 69th), 6.Baggio Husidic (36.Oscar Sorto 15th); 9.Alan Gordon (capt), 16.Edson Buddle (5.Jose Villarreal 58th).

Substitutes: 31.Andrew Wolverton (GK); 2.Todd Dunivant.

Coach: - Bruce Arena.

Referee - William Anderson (Puerto Rico).

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #841 on: September 23, 2015, 07:08:43 PM »
Half time observations.

Marcus Joseph seem good with his touches but does nothing positive with his end ball. He should be pushed up front with Plaza.

Guerra needs to relax and think through his decisions, good player who seems to try to hard.

Jamal Jack and Villaroel are making some decent stops but giving away the ball very cheaply. The Ross Russell coaching continues where defenders are looking to strikers while bypassing the midfield.

Central is also looking to much for penetrative passing down the center, not bad, but they need to change it up as LA is catching on to their game play.

Dillon should be subbed.

Jan is up to it, made 3 possible goal scoring saves.

Oliver is clever.

Bruce Arena can't be happy with LA despite their domination with procession play.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #842 on: September 23, 2015, 07:26:02 PM »
Marcano is on for Dillon

Good sub.

Stadium starting to get more crowds.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #843 on: September 23, 2015, 07:35:56 PM »
Results

Central FC  1  v  LA Galaxy  1
Plaza 2    Gordon 82

Teams

Central FC - 21.Jan-Michael Williams (capt); 24.Kevon Villaroel, 17.Marcelle François, 12.Jamal Jack, 2.Elton John; 15.Kaydion Gabriel, 10.Marvin Oliver (Yellow 51), 45.Ataullah Guerra (26.Mickaeel Jem Gordon 88th), 14.Nicholas Dillon (Yellow 48) (7.Jason Marcano 52nd), 99.Marcus Joseph (8.Sean de Silva 83rd); 33.Willis Plaza.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Akel Clarke (GK); 5.Akeem Benjamin, 6.Kerry Baptiste, 25.Elijah Manners.

Coach - Ross Russell.

LA Galaxy - 12.Brian Rowe; 33.Dan Gargan, 27.David Romney, 21.Tommy Meyer, 25.Rafael Garcia; 15.Ignacio Maganto, 34.Kenney Walker (Yellow 64), 3.Mika Vayrynen (40.Raul Mendiola 69th), 6.Baggio Husidic (36.Oscar Sorto 15th); 9.Alan Gordon (capt), 16.Edson Buddle (5.Jose Villarreal 58th).

Unused Substitutes: 31.Andrew Wolverton (GK); 2.Todd Dunivant.

Coach: - Bruce Arena.

Referee - William Anderson (Puerto Rico).

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #844 on: September 23, 2015, 07:38:03 PM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

 ;D

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #845 on: September 23, 2015, 07:39:17 PM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

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The thing is, he played very well the first time these two teams met.
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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #846 on: September 23, 2015, 07:44:53 PM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

 ;D



The thing is, he played very well the first time these two teams met.

I hear that.

Central meanwhile, needs to score more goals if they are to have a slimmest of chance because of goal difference.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #847 on: September 23, 2015, 07:45:52 PM »
Goal, LA...

Central is their own enemy.

They had it coming.

Ross Russell can't coach.

Some players are tied yet one sub on the field...

Central need to win and they are playing so deep.

Edited: Silva on for Joseph, 83, what can a player do in 7 minutes??.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #848 on: September 23, 2015, 07:48:27 PM »
Willis Plaza attempts to shoot on goal! And the attempt goes wide!

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #849 on: September 23, 2015, 07:55:30 PM »
American commentators wants 2 minutes extra time, not 4, wonder if they were loosing if they would have echoed the same?

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #850 on: September 23, 2015, 07:57:11 PM »
Central subs were worst than the actually players that came off.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #851 on: September 23, 2015, 07:57:58 PM »
LA Galaxy clinch top spot in Group D with 1-1 draw with Central FC.
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The LA Galaxy forged through to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday night, but it didn't come easy and required a late strike to avoid an upset.

Alan Gordon's fourth of the competition, an 83rd-minute strike from a nifty sequence, provided the 1-1 road draw with Trinidad and Tobago's Central FC, clinching LA's fourth CCL group-stage title in five years.

They join D.C. United and Mexico's Queretaro in next year's knockout stage, and their Oct. 21 Group D finale against Comunicaciones in Guatemala City will solely determine seeding.

Central went ahead right at the start, with a superb goal from Trinidad and Tobago national-teamer Willis Plaza, but the Caribbean champions would have been eliminated even had they held on for the victory. The Galaxy's massive goal difference, following a 5-0 rout of the Sharks and a 5-1 romp over Comunicaciones in their home encounters, was going to require an outlandish scoreline or two to overcome.

Gordon's goal, from a Raul Mendiola square ball after nice work from rookie Ignacio Maganto on the right flank, ended a 361-minute goalless streak across all competitions for the Galaxy, who were in danger of being shut out for their fourth straight game.

The victory didn't come without a price. Baggio Husidic, just back from a lengthy calf injury, departed after hurting his left knee in the 13th minute. Mika Väyrynen also left with fatigue, exiting after he was taken down in the 69th minute for Mendiola, who played his first first-team minutes since suffering a concussion in LA's Aug. 6 victory in the group opener against Central.

The Galaxy traveled with only 16 players, leaving their entire first-choice XI in Southern California, and started only three players -- Husidic, Väyrynen and right back Dan Gargan -- with 10 or more MLS starts this season.

LA started poorly, as has become custom in recent weeks, with Central going ahead in the second minute and continuing to outhustle the Galaxy the rest of the half.

Plaza scored from the right side of the box, taking a couple of touches after collecting a Marvin Oliver chip over LA's defense, then beating goalkeeper Brian Rowe to the far post.

The Galaxy struggled to penetrate or create chances, but Väyrynen forced goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, another T&T international, to make a leaping save in the 26th minute, parrying a 30-yard rocket over the crossbar.

Edson Buddle had a decent chance in the 41st, avoiding two defenders to send a hard shot at Williams, but the Galaxy were fortunate not to fall further behind in stoppage. A Plaza ball left Nicholas Dillon one-on-one with Rowe, but he whiffed on his try, and Rowe got a piece of the second attempt, with the ball ricocheting well away from danger.

Jose Villarreal's first appearance since sustaining a knee injury in a July 11 International Champions Cup friendly against Club America, off the bench in the 58th minute, prompted LA's best soccer of the evening. The Galaxy put heavy pressure on the Sharks much of the second half but legitimate opportunities were hard to come by.

Both teams had chances through the first half-hour or so after the break, but Rowe handled a low Oliver shot in the 61st minute and Plaza fired wide left after Tommy Meyer's attempt to dispossess the forward send him one-on-one when the ball caromed toward the box.

Williams parried another long shot over his bar -- a 26-yard Villarreal free kick in the 69th minute -- then swatted away a near-post Meyer header off the ensuing corner kick.

Gordon struck after the Galaxy worked the ball to Maganto on the right flank, and the Spaniard cut in while retreating to beat two defenders, then slipped the ball into box. Mendiola squared it with his first touch, and Gordon first-timed it to the left side of the net.

The Galaxy are back in action Sunday at StubHub Center in a vital Western Conference showdown with FC Dallas (9:30 pm ET, FS1). Central opens TT Pro League play Saturday at Point Fortin Civic.

Results

Central FC  1  v  LA Galaxy  1
Plaza 2    Gordon 82

Teams

Central FC - 21.Jan-Michael Williams (capt); 24.Kevon Villaroel, 17.Marcelle François, 12.Jamal Jack, 2.Elton John; 15.Kaydion Gabriel, 10.Marvin Oliver (Yellow 51), 45.Ataullah Guerra (26.Mickaeel Jem Gordon 88th), 14.Nicholas Dillon (Yellow 48) (7.Jason Marcano 52nd), 99.Marcus Joseph (8.Sean de Silva 83rd); 33.Willis Plaza.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Akel Clarke (GK); 5.Akeem Benjamin, 6.Kerry Baptiste, 25.Elijah Manners.

Coach - Ross Russell.

LA Galaxy - 12.Brian Rowe; 33.Dan Gargan, 27.David Romney, 21.Tommy Meyer, 25.Rafael Garcia; 15.Ignacio Maganto, 34.Kenney Walker (Yellow 64), 3.Mika Vayrynen (40.Raul Mendiola 69th), 6.Baggio Husidic (36.Oscar Sorto 15th); 9.Alan Gordon (capt), 16.Edson Buddle (5.Jose Villarreal 58th).

Unused Substitutes: 31.Andrew Wolverton (GK); 2.Todd Dunivant.

Coach: - Bruce Arena.

Referee - William Anderson (Puerto Rico).

Video - Central FC vs LA Galaxy Highlights

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #852 on: September 23, 2015, 07:58:12 PM »
LA goes through, Central out.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #853 on: September 23, 2015, 08:00:14 PM »
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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #854 on: September 23, 2015, 08:29:52 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of Central FC’s 1-1 draw with Los Angeles Galaxy

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #855 on: September 23, 2015, 08:56:54 PM »
Marvin Oliver is a real player.  Wow.  Reminds me of Pirlo, actually.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #856 on: September 23, 2015, 11:02:57 PM »
Central should've won that game man. Started to loose concentration in the end and some missed opportunities.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #857 on: September 23, 2015, 11:27:27 PM »
I'm surprised this game doesn't have a bigger attendance?

Can anyone guess the attendance?

Stadium looks empty.

LA have 5 fans and they making more noise than the T&T fans...  ;D
Plus tomorrow is a holiday so you would've expected people to come out.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #858 on: September 24, 2015, 04:33:54 AM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

 ;D



The thing is, he played very well the first time these two teams met.

I don't think he traveled with the team to LA

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #859 on: September 24, 2015, 05:04:03 AM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

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The thing is, he played very well the first time these two teams met.

I don't think he traveled with the team to LA

You're right. It was his performance against Comunicaciones.
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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #860 on: September 24, 2015, 09:06:54 AM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

 ;D

That boy played shit, they move him to de left and is more shit.

Ross Russel need to win but playing for a draw!!!! he only bawling from de sidelines, up, up, up.... what ah imps. He making subs in de 86 minute to win a game....... :rotfl:

LA shoulda put 10 on them.

A real shit hound.

Central throw away and they had LA to murder.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #861 on: September 24, 2015, 09:20:54 AM »
Marvin Oliver is a real player.  Wow.  Reminds me of Pirlo, actually.

I watched their last game and said if he was 10 yrs younger he would be on the national team.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #862 on: September 24, 2015, 10:19:25 AM »
Good international test for the club and players. Based in the TV6 advertisements, a hint that advertisers were beginning to wake up to the value of the game, but this seemed a late effort, still progress from a previously bad situation.
Plaza's recently dwindling ratings went up again yesterday after that first-touch-of-the-ball goal yesterday. He ran 90 mins hard, looked fit and hungry to shoot. A good sign. He saved his national spot yesterday and I know BraveHart was looking.
Oliver the veteran did well. Guerra improved his ratings and functioned as a holding midfielder, more deep than Hart was trying to play him. He kept his chances open for future selection. Marcus Joseph somehow did not look like he had any impact. Jan was in good form and getting his mojo back. Marcano come on as a sub and was definitely nippy and penetrating and dangerous. Keep an eye on him. Was always knocking in the door softly since his days at North East Stars. DeSilva came on late but had little time to do something. Don't like how Kaydion Gabriel at wing back looked. There was a news story on his supposed hunger to get a national tryout but he eh look ready last night.
Overall the game was a blessing. Good PR for T&T football, slightly bigger but still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, more noise by the straggling visitors than the locals. Good proof that some players are reaching match fitness. BraveHart got valuable data. T&T morale boost. Flex and Tallman happy as this is all driving interest in socawarriors.net. There is hope.
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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #863 on: September 24, 2015, 10:29:12 AM »
Cant understand how Marcus Joseph is a T&T international ...

 ;D

That boy played shit, they move him to de left and is more shit.

Ross Russel need to win but playing for a draw!!!! he only bawling from de sidelines, up, up, up.... what ah imps. He making subs in de 86 minute to win a game....... :rotfl:

LA shoulda put 10 on them.

A real shit hound.

Central throw away and they had LA to murder.
Ent! I watched they game was thinking that was Central's night to beat LA. They should've been on 6 points now and still with a chance to advance.

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Re: 2015/16 Concacaf Champions League Thread.
« Reply #864 on: September 24, 2015, 10:30:59 AM »
still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, mote noise by the straggling visitors than the locals.

That is to tell you the state we football has reached. I could guarantee to you that a whole generation of people never have been to a pro game. Also, LA left most of the "stars" back in Galaxy land. So we played their "2nd XI". We have a lot of improvement to do. At least Central has to improve drastically. There is always next year.

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« Reply #865 on: September 24, 2015, 10:46:53 AM »
still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, mote noise by the straggling visitors than the locals.

That is to tell you the state we football has reached. I could guarantee to you that a whole generation of people never have been to a pro game. Also, LA left most of the "stars" back in Galaxy land. So we played their "2nd XI". We have a lot of improvement to do. At least Central has to improve drastically. There is always next year.
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« Reply #866 on: September 24, 2015, 10:52:33 AM »
Correct.
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« Reply #867 on: September 24, 2015, 11:56:29 AM »
still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, mote noise by the straggling visitors than the locals.

That is to tell you the state we football has reached. I could guarantee to you that a whole generation of people never have been to a pro game. Also, LA left most of the "stars" back in Galaxy land. So we played their "2nd XI". We have a lot of improvement to do. At least Central has to improve drastically. There is always next year.
Well what will happen when we play USA in November? We better start advertising from now yes

We are like Americans now. We only come out for big events.

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« Reply #868 on: September 24, 2015, 01:41:33 PM »
still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, mote noise by the straggling visitors than the locals.

That is to tell you the state we football has reached. I could guarantee to you that a whole generation of people never have been to a pro game. Also, LA left most of the "stars" back in Galaxy land. So we played their "2nd XI". We have a lot of improvement to do. At least Central has to improve drastically. There is always next year.
Well what will happen when we play USA in November? We better start advertising from now yes

Doh hold your breath, the TTFA cannot plan anything 10 days in advance.

What was the crowd attendance, anyone?


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« Reply #869 on: September 24, 2015, 02:12:24 PM »
still insufficient crowd, no rhythm section, mote noise by the straggling visitors than the locals.

That is to tell you the state we football has reached. I could guarantee to you that a whole generation of people never have been to a pro game. Also, LA left most of the "stars" back in Galaxy land. So we played their "2nd XI". We have a lot of improvement to do. At least Central has to improve drastically. There is always next year.
Well what will happen when we play USA in November? We better start advertising from now yes

Doh hold your breath, the TTFA cannot plan anything 10 days in advance.

What was the crowd attendance, anyone?



This was Central's game. They and the proleague are the ones who should be getting their fans to the game. TTFA should be in partnership to assist in anyway they can. But could you guys imagine Tim Kee calling FS and Sancho to help them advertise the game?

 

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