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The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:40:38 AM »
The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada.
By: Shaun Fuentes (TTFF).


Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s team will face Canada in a friendly international on August 15th at the Central Broward Regional Complex in Fort Lauderdale.

The game was finalized after previous discussions between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation and the Canada Soccer Association over the past few weeks.

TTFF Marketing Manager Anthony Harford said initially the match was scheduled to play at the Lockhart Stadium as part of a double header with Panama and Guatemala meeting into the other encounter.

However those plans fell through but both sides were in agreement that the match should still take place.

Harford said that due to financial constraints, all of T&T’s remaining matches for 2012 are likely to be played away from home as it was more viable for the TTFF.

T&T are away to Puerto Rico in September while an invitation has been extended from a European opponent for a game to be played at a later date.

T&T fans are in for a treat on August 15th as while the game will be termed a closed door affair, the gates will be opened to the fans.

“There will be no cover charge and as such fans of the national team can attend the game and show their support,” Harford told TTFF Media.

“The difference in cost for renting the stadium with gates included as opposed to without is quite significant and we thought it would make sense to make the sacrifice.

Our national team needs the match practice at this time and we are striving to ensure we get in as much games as possible as we look further down the road. Hopefully the time will come when we can reap any possible profits.

“At this time it is simply too costly for the TTFF to stage any matches in Trinidad because of what it takes to fly teams into the country and also fit the bill for their accommodation etc.

It makes better sense to either play the matches at venues such as the one in Fort Lauderdale where it’s easier for teams to assemble or elsewhere depending on the match arrangements made by the host country,” Harford said.

The T&T team will include some of its overseas-based professionals including in-form Slovak-based striker Lester Peltier, Racing Genk midfielder Khaleem Hyland, Stoke City forward Kenwyne Jones, Vietnam-based midfielder Hughtun Hector and United States-based players Keon Daniel, Darryl Roberts, Kevin Molino, Carlyle Mitchell and Sheanon Williams, who earns his first call up to the T&T team.

Williams, whose father is Trinidadian, was a member of the USA Under 20 team at the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup and was also in their recent Olympic squad at the CONCACAF qualifiers. Williams has been expressing interest in wearing the T&T shirt for some months now.

The home-based players invited include Jan Michael Williams, Cleon John, Seon Power, Joevin Jones, Curtis Gonzales, Rodell Elcock, Daneil Cyrus, Richard Roy and Devorn Jorsling.

Hutson Charles will serve as interim head coach.

“This is a good match for us at this stage of our preparations for the Digicel Cup,” Charles told TTFF Media.

“We know that Canada is a decent, organized team and they have shown some good form in their World Cup qualifying matches recently.

We are definitely looking forward to the challenge and at the same time using the opportunity to get a decent work out with a combination of some of our overseas and home based players in the squad,” Charles added.

Canada, coached by Trinidadian-born Stephen Hart, are preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Cuba in September.

T&T’s last outing against Canada was in 2000 in a 2002 World Cup qualifying match at the Queen’s Park Oval. Goals by Russell Latapy, Reynold Carrington, Stokely Mason and Angus Eve.

T&T also won an earlier qualifier 2-0 in Edmonton with Dwight Yorke and Eve netting the goals. Canada defeated T&T 1-0 in the semi-final of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup and went on to win the tournament in the United States.

Both countries also drew 0-0 in a friendly in Port of Spain in January, 2000.

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 10:19:18 AM »
Julius James, Carlos Edwards and Christopher Birchall should get call.

We eh really need Kenwyne Jones, we could de without he.

Sheanon Williams realiase he eh making US team, so he jump ship, Karmani Hill should be ah next one to join T&T, he is a good defender.

I thought Jan Michael Williams done with T&T....  ;D

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 12:49:53 PM »
all dem last set of game against canada i went live...


... or ah watch dem on tv  ;D
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 01:05:36 PM »
what about nick de leon .... 
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 02:35:07 PM »
I agree with Sam but would like to add Dale Bennett, the youth from Watford FC who wants to play for us. We need as much quality defenders who play in respectable leagues. No disrespect to the one's who play in TnT but when they get to opposition outside the Caribbean they are shown up for what they are i.e. seriously below par to quality opposition and cant hack it. Personally I believe we should follow the example set by Beenhakker i.e. solid defending but add quick counter-attacking cause this time around we've got some speed offensive minded players. I hope and pray Hutson Charles doesn't try to mold this team like Strike Squad cause i reiterate that if we play that style we sure to fail against Mexico, USA, or even Jamaica.
We can also surely do without Jones and try two mobile forwards instead of that Big-Man-upfront-British-style!!
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 07:30:43 PM »
Crew have a game around dat time or wha ?

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 08:13:44 PM »
good news...better than no news...good

Personally... I would use local based only...as they will be the ones to play the Digicel Qualifiers....

work out a solid 30 local based players now and get them ready for that round...as we know its not a sure bet these days to qualify
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 08:20:56 PM »
but then again...maybe Canada insist on a full strength TnT team...

and then again.... what about W Con and Cali players for this game ??..maybe they wont be allowed....hmm...

anyhow...play de fitball yes
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 09:19:27 PM »
Crew have a game around dat time or wha ?

Yeah, James, George & Birchall will be playing the Galaxy that very day.

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 09:59:57 PM »
We finally get a decent game!  :beermug:

Lets hope we can put together a decent team so we don't get we ass blazed! 
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 01:36:43 AM »
We finally get a decent game!  :beermug:

Lets hope we can put together a decent team so we don't get we ass blazed! 
the team is not the problem, this could be our strongest one since 2006-2007. but they will be hard pressed to win consistently at any level under this jokey ttff. have they even squared their debt with the last digicel and concacaf players and coaches, let alone the 2006 warriors?

on a positive note, the large amount of young players with foreign exposure is encouraging. 6 MLS players, 7 if they include Cordell Cato. canada is an older more experienced squad. it should be a good match. if it ever comes off.
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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 04:24:13 AM »
Thomo, How Dale Bennett eligible to play for T&T ?

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 05:54:33 AM »
Thomo, How Dale Bennett eligible to play for T&T ?



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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 09:22:42 AM »
Thomo, How Dale Bennett eligible to play for T&T ?



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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 09:28:33 AM »
I had a talk with Anton Corneal and he assured me that grand kids are eligible.

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Re: The “Soca Warriors” to play Canada
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2012, 11:59:37 AM »
Lil off topic but...

jess now it go be great grand too. I bringing up my daughter now. I gave her my 2006 TNT WC t-Shirt and she was in heaven. Right now she is known as the best defensinve player in her U-10 COED leage. This year she will be moving up to U-12 all girls. AH cyah wait fuh she tuh take dem down.

When is the earlies girls could try out for TNT.

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