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Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« on: April 23, 2023, 05:30:07 AM »
The fifth edition of the second-tier Concacaf Caribbean Shield is set for August 3-13 in St Kitts and Nevis with 16 non-professional clubs participating.

Fifteen of the participants have been confirmed with the last club, from T&T, being confirmed by May 28. Already in are SV Dakota (Aruba), Scholars International SC (Cayman Islands), CRKSV Jong Holland (Curacao), Sagicor South East FC (Dominica), OyM FC (Dominican Republic), Solidarité Scolaire (Guadeloupe), AS Etoile De Matoury (French Guiana), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica), B1 Football Club (St Lucia), Golden Lion (Martinique), Metropolitan FA (Puerto Rico), St. Pauls United FC (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Junior Stars (Saint Martin), SV Robinhood (Suriname), and SWA Sharks FC (Turks and Caicos Islands).

Both Caribbean competitions are part of Concacaf’s club restructuring exercise announced in September 2021 and serve as qualifiers for Concacaf competitions.

“The ongoing growth and development of Caribbean club football is a major priority for Concacaf, and we are extremely pleased to announce the structure and format of the Caribbean Shield and the Concacaf Caribbean Cup which will qualify three teams into the new expanded Concacaf Champions League. We believe these competitions will elevate leagues and clubs across the Caribbean and we look forward with great anticipation to them commencing in August this year,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2023, 07:43:07 AM »
Wow, How time has changed. Robin Hood from Suriname is now non-professional. They went to the Concacaf Clubs champions cup finals on 2 or 3 occasions. Losing all to Mexican teams. But at least they still around. Where is Maple, Malvern, Colts, Caroni, Fyzabad, Palo Seco, Sando Juniors,  and my cub Essex, etc ?
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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2023, 01:29:01 AM »
Concacaf confirms 2023 Caribbean Club Competitions draws details.
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Concacaf has confirmed important details regarding the official draws for the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield and the inaugural edition of the Concacaf Caribbean Cup.

The live made-for-tv events, scheduled for Thursday, June 8, will take place at 2:30 pm ET and 5:00 pm ET, respectively, and will include the participation of Concacaf General Secretary, Philippe Moggio,  alongside former players from the Caribbean.

The draws will be widely available for fans across the Concacaf region to follow and enjoy through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, FOX Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN | Star+ (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and the Concacaf Official Platforms for all other territories (subject to territory restrictions).

INAUGURAL CONCACAF CARIBBEAN CUP

In September 2021, the Confederation announced that starting in 2023, three regional cup competitions (Leagues Cup, Central American Cup, and Caribbean Cup) will be played in the fall of each year and, along with other leagues and cups, will qualify clubs for a new expanded Concacaf Champions League.

For the Caribbean, the Confederation is introducing a 10-club tournament that includes a group stage (two groups of five teams), followed by a direct elimination knockout stage.

Thus far, 8 Caribbean clubs have secured a berth based on their performance in their domestic leagues. These are, in alphabetical order per Member Association:

Dominican Republic (3): Cibao FC, CA Pantoja, and Moca FC
Jamaica (3): Cavalier FC, Dunbeholden FC, and Harbour View FC
Trinidad and Tobago (2): AC Port of Spain and Defence Force FC

The remaining two participants will be confirmed at the conclusion of the 2023 Caribbean Club Shield (champion and runner-up).

Draw Pots and Procedures

On June 8, Concacaf will conduct the draw for the 2023 Caribbean Cup Group Stage. The draw will be executed using a single-blind system involving five pots.

The 10 participating clubs have been distributed into the five pots according to their Concacaf Club Ranking as of May 28, 2023. Further details on the Confederation’s recently launched club ranking are available here.

The five pots are as follows (listed in ranking order per Pot):

Pot 1: Cibao FC and Defence Force FC
Pot 2: Cavalier FC and CA Pantoja
Pot 3: Moca FC and Harbour View FC
Pot 4: Dunbeholden FC and AC Port of Spain
Pot 5: Caribbean Club Shield Champion and Runner-Up

The draw will begin by randomly selecting a sphere from Pot 1 and placing that club in Group A, position A1. The second sphere will be then drawn, and the club will be placed in Group B, position B1. This process will be replicated for Pot 2-5, placing clubs in sequential order in Groups A and B.

Competition Windows

Group Stage

Week 1: August 22-24
Week 2: August 29-31
Week 3: September 19-21
Week 4: September 26-28
Week 5: October 3-5

Knockout Stage

Semifinals: October 24-26 (first legs) and October 31 – November 2 (second legs).
Final and Third Place Play-In: November 28-30 (first legs) and December 5-7 (second legs).

At the end of the Knockout Stage, the finalists and third place will advance to the revamped 27-club Concacaf Champions League. Furthermore, the competition’s champion will receive a bye to the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16. 

Concacaf will announce the competition’s match schedule after the official draw.

2023 CONCACAF CARIBBEAN CLUB SHIELD

The fifth edition of the Caribbean Club Shield will be hosted by the Saint Kitts and Nevis Football Association and will be played between August 3-13, 2023.

The expanded competition will feature a total of 16 clubs from 16 Concacaf Caribbean Member Associations, which are working with Concacaf towards a long-term vision to professionalize the club game across the region.

These clubs are, in alphabetical order per Member Association: SV Dakota (Aruba), Scholars International SC (Cayman Islands), CRKSV Jong Holland (Curacao), South East FC (Dominica), OyM FC (Dominican Republic), Solidarité Scolaire (Guadeloupe), AS Etoile De Matoury (French Guiana), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica), B1 FC (St Lucia), Golden Lion (Martinique), Metropolitan FA (Puerto Rico), St. Pauls United FC (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Junior Stars (Saint Martin), SV Robinhood (Suriname), SWA Sharks FC (Turks and Caicos Islands), and Club Sando FC (Trinidad and Tobago).

The tournament will kick off with a Group Stage (four groups of four clubs each). After single round-robin play, the group winners (four teams in total) will advance to the Semifinals. The Semifinal winners (two clubs) will dispute the tournament’s final and secure a berth in the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup. 

Draw Pots and Procedures

On June 8, Concacaf will conduct the draw for the 2023 Caribbean Club Shield Group Stage. The draw will be executed using a single-blind system involving two pots.

The two pots are as follows (listed in alphabetical order per Pot):

Pot 1 (host and clubs from professional leagues): O&M FC (DOM), Waterhouse FC (JAM), St. Paul’s United FC (SKN), and Club Sando FC (TRI)

Pot 2 (12 remaining clubs): SV Dakota (ARU), Scholars International SC (CAY), CRKSV Jong Holland (CUW), South East FC (DMA), AS Etoile de Matoury (GUF), Solidarité Scolaire (GLP), Golden Lion (MTQ), Metropolitan FA (PUR), B1 FC (LCA), Junior Stars (SMN), SV Robinhood (SUR), and SWA Sharks FC (TCA)

The draw will begin by selecting the blue sphere containing the name of the host club, St. Paul’s United FC, and placing the club from Saint Kitts and Nevis in Group A, position A1. The draw will continue by drawing the three remaining red spheres from Pot 1 and placing the clubs in sequential order in Groups B, C, and D, position 1.

Once all clubs from Pot 1 have been assigned a group, the 12 spheres from Pot 1 will be drawn one by one, placing clubs in Groups A-D in sequential order.

Concacaf will announce the competition’s match schedule after the official draw.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2023, 09:28:24 AM »
Deeks,Juniors was my team and I supported them from the age of 10.I lived just across the road from Skinner Park and learnt all the sports by living in Skinner Park literally.I won't forget those times in Trinidad,all those impromptu football and cricket matches.Life was so great. :)

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2023, 01:22:09 PM »
Hello Frico, did not know You are/were a Southie. Yes Skinner Park was the center of Sando entertainment. You guys were lucky. You had better access to it, than us with the QPO(private owned). The playing field was the weirdest in all of TT. Below the grass was finely crushed black shale. Yes they played everything there. Wished They rebuild it into a Dome stadium with roll up astroturf. The could have had all the big fete, concerts, monster car shows, football, rugby, hockey, and of course Carnival, Panorama, etc

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2023, 01:39:36 AM »
Draw reveals groups for 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield.
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MIAMI, Florida – This Thursday Concacaf conducted the Draw for the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield in which 16 clubs from around the Caribbean will vie for the title.

The fifth edition of the Caribbean Club Shield will be hosted by the Saint Kitts and Nevis Football Association and will be played between August 3-13, 2023.

The tournament will kick off with a Group Stage (four groups of four clubs each). After single round-robin play, the group winners (four teams in total) will advance to the Semifinals.

The Semifinal winners (two clubs) will dispute the tournament’s final and secure a berth in the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup, which will serve as an opportunity to qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup.

The results of the Draw are as follows:

Group A: St. Pauls United FC (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Junior Stars (Saint Martin), CRKSV Jong Holland (Curacao), Metropolitan FA (Puerto Rico)

Group B: Waterhouse FC (Jamaica), South East FC (Dominica), Scholars International SC (Cayman Islands), Golden Lion (Martinique)

Group C: OyM FC (Dominican Republic), B1 FC (St Lucia), AS Etoile De Matoury (French Guiana), SV Robinhood (Suriname)

Group D: Club Sando FC (Trinidad and Tobago), SV Dakota (Aruba), Solidarité Scolaire (Guadeloupe), SWA Sharks FC (Turks and Caicos Islands)

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Draw delivers groups for inaugural Concacaf Caribbean Cup.
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Miami, FL – Concacaf has conducted the official draw for the inaugural edition of the Concacaf Caribbean Cup. The regional cup is part of the Confederation’s new men’s club ecosystem, which also includes regional cups in North America and Central America, all leading to a revamped 27-club Concacaf Champions Cup (replaces the Concacaf Champions League).

The live made-for-tv event was hosted by sports anchor Debbie Bissoon and included the participation of Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio and two former Caribbean region players, Chris Nurse (Guyana) and Jonathan Faña (Dominican Republic)

General Secretary Moggio presented the tournament’s logo and brand as part of the event. The brand and its colors represent the deep blue Caribbean Sea in a region known for the depth of young talent in its territories.   

The 2023 Caribbean Cup includes 10 clubs, eight determined via professional domestic league play and two via the Caribbean Club Shield (champion and runner-up). The tournament will kick off with group stage play, followed by a home-and-away direct elimination knockout stage. For the group stage, the clubs have been divided into two groups of five as follows:

Group A

Defence Force FC (TRI)
Cavalier FC (JAM)
Moca FC (DOM)
AC Port of Spain (TRI)
Caribbean Club Shield Runner-Up

Group B

Cibao FC (DOM)
CA Pantoja (DOM)
Harbour View FC (JAM)
Dunbeholden FC (JAM)
Caribbean Club Shield Champion

After round-robin play, where each club plays every other club in their group once, two matches at home and two matches away, the first and second-place finishers advance to the knockout stage.

The knockout stage comprises home and away semifinals, third place, and final. At the conclusion of the Caribbean Cup, the Champion qualifies for the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16, while the runners-up and Third Place finisher for Round One.

Concacaf will announce the competition’s match schedule at a later date.

Match Windows

Week 1: August 22-24
Week 2: August 29-31
Week 3: September 19-21
Week 4: September 26-28
Week 5: October 3-5

Semifinals: October 24-26 (first legs) and October 31 – November 2 (second legs).
Final and Third Place Play-In: November 28-30 (first legs) and December 5-7 (second legs).

Fans will be able to enjoy all matches through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including FOX Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN | Star+ (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and the Concacaf Official Platforms for all other territories (subject to territory restrictions).

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2023, 11:51:20 PM »
The "professional" and "non-professional" distinction is a red herring. I can't tell you what it means, what is a "professional" contract?

Taking a stab at predictions, as I've spent most of the past month looking into historical games to try and help my Football Manager research;

Group A - between Jong Holland and Metropolitan FA, I'm going Jong Holland.
Group B - Golden Lion are looking very strong domestically, so it's whether Waterhouse turns up or not (Jamaican teams are either very good or shockingly bad from what I've seen in the past, so whilst on paper they're the strongest, you never know).

Group C - three relatively strong teams should see B1 not get to see much action, especially given the chaos of St. Lucian football in the past 5 years. Hard to pick between them, but if I have to I'll say OyM, as Dominican teams tend to buy in a bunch of southern/central american talent for continental competitions. Robinhood (and Inter Moengotapoe in the past) have done it before, but I'd be surprised if there's the money. Etoile are also good,, but haven't seen a French Guianese team play outside of home in so long I'm not sure what we'll see. They used to play a Guyanese competition (Suriname, FGUI, Guyana) that they won the last two versions of (2018, 2019).

Group D - Club Sando should mop the group up, but Solidarité Scolaire are a good outfit, and I Was really impressed with SWA Sharks last time out. They lost every game, but it was competitive, which I wasn't expecting from TCI. Dakota are no scrubs, but I don't expect them to be able to compete with Solidarité and Sando.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2023, 01:10:48 AM »
Army target Caribbean Cup following Premier League double.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


DEFENCE Force coach Hutson Charles said despite completing the double in the TT Premier Football League (TTPFL) there is still room for improvement including defensively and being more clinical in front of goal.

Defence Force clinched the TTPFL Knock-out title with a 5-3 win in extra time over Terminix La Horquetta Rangers in the final played at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex on Saturday night.

Charles was an elated man when he spoke to Newsday on Sunday. “Very satisfied. We set out a goal and we achieved it so right now I am very relaxed,” Charles said.

Despite the titles this season, Charles said there is room to grow.

“First of all before the next (local) season we have the Caribbean Cup (in August), so we still need to improve our fitness, we still need to improve defensive wise and we still have to put away our chances...we get a lot of opportunities, but we still have to make them count. I think once we do that we are going to be okay.”

A hat-trick from Brent Sam and a goal each from Kaihim Thomas and man of the match Reon Moore saw off Rangers, who started well with the opening goal from in-form striker Tyrone Charles in the 15th minute.

In muddy conditions, Defence Force equalised nine minutes later as Moore placed a neat through-ball to a surging Thomas who made no mistake to beat Rangers custodian Jabari Brice. Moore continued to pester the Rangers’ defence and earned a penalty in the 32nd minute. However, Sam’s shot sent Price the wrong way but the ball deflected off the left post and out.

The score remained level at the half but Defence Force came right back into it eight minutes in, as Sam slotted home from close range and then headed past Price, courtesy of a Jelani Felix cross, to make it 3-1 in the 58th minute.

The army’s two-goal cushion was soon cut in half as Tyrone Charles’ smart free-kick ricocheted off the bar and into the path of Ross Russell Jr, who scored past Defence Force goalie Christopher Bigette in the 68th.

Moore, Thomas and Sam continued to keep the Rangers backline busy and should have regained Defence Force’s two-goal lead before the final whistle. But five minutes from regulation time, Rangers won a penalty courtesy of a Jules Lee handball, to which Charles rifled home to level the contest at 3-3.

Into the first period of extra time, Moore continued to cause problems up front and chipped the ball onto the crossbar which fell to Sam’s feet, for his first Cup hat-trick.

Sam’s goal sent them 4-3 up and reignited Defence Force. Rangers though, began to press harder looking for another possible equaliser. But it was not to be, as Moore, who played provider for the entire game, shared a nice one-two with Thomas in the final minute (120’) of extra time to get on the scoresheet and affirm Cup victory. For his valiant efforts, Moore was adjudged man of the match. After the match, Moore, in an interview with SportsMax said he believes the team can succeed at the Concacaf Caribbean Cup. “We have a good programme set in place for the boys, so once we listen to everything the coaches have on board for us I think we are going to do good.” Moore and Sam were the standout players for Defence Force scoring or assisting on all the goals.

“I think they really stepped up big time,” Charles said. “You could see that they really wanted it. They put their team on their back and carried the team. Their performance was tremendous, I could not ask for nothing more.”

Charles knew his players had the stamina to play 120 minutes.

“I told them just keep focused and keep the concentration going because I always felt that if we had to go into extra time we probably would have prevailed because we know that they have some older legs in the back, so I just told them be patient and go at them.”

The win for Defence Force saw them cap off the nation’s first season of domestic pro football, post-pandemic, with two titles; league and knockout cup.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2023, 07:19:31 AM »
Army target Caribbean Cup following Premier League double.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


DEFENCE Force coach Hutson Charles said despite completing the double in the TT Premier Football League (TTPFL) there is still room for improvement including defensively and being more clinical in front of goal.

Defence Force clinched the TTPFL Knock-out title with a 5-3 win in extra time over Terminix La Horquetta Rangers in the final played at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex on Saturday night.

Charles was an elated man when he spoke to Newsday on Sunday. “Very satisfied. We set out a goal and we achieved it so right now I am very relaxed,” Charles said.

Despite the titles this season, Charles said there is room to grow.

“First of all before the next (local) season we have the Caribbean Cup (in August), so we still need to improve our fitness, we still need to improve defensive wise and we still have to put away our chances...we get a lot of opportunities, but we still have to make them count. I think once we do that we are going to be okay.”

A hat-trick from Brent Sam and a goal each from Kaihim Thomas and man of the match Reon Moore saw off Rangers, who started well with the opening goal from in-form striker Tyrone Charles in the 15th minute.

In muddy conditions, Defence Force equalised nine minutes later as Moore placed a neat through-ball to a surging Thomas who made no mistake to beat Rangers custodian Jabari Brice. Moore continued to pester the Rangers’ defence and earned a penalty in the 32nd minute. However, Sam’s shot sent Price the wrong way but the ball deflected off the left post and out.

The score remained level at the half but Defence Force came right back into it eight minutes in, as Sam slotted home from close range and then headed past Price, courtesy of a Jelani Felix cross, to make it 3-1 in the 58th minute.

The army’s two-goal cushion was soon cut in half as Tyrone Charles’ smart free-kick ricocheted off the bar and into the path of Ross Russell Jr, who scored past Defence Force goalie Christopher Bigette in the 68th.

Moore, Thomas and Sam continued to keep the Rangers backline busy and should have regained Defence Force’s two-goal lead before the final whistle. But five minutes from regulation time, Rangers won a penalty courtesy of a Jules Lee handball, to which Charles rifled home to level the contest at 3-3.

Into the first period of extra time, Moore continued to cause problems up front and chipped the ball onto the crossbar which fell to Sam’s feet, for his first Cup hat-trick.

Sam’s goal sent them 4-3 up and reignited Defence Force. Rangers though, began to press harder looking for another possible equaliser. But it was not to be, as Moore, who played provider for the entire game, shared a nice one-two with Thomas in the final minute (120’) of extra time to get on the scoresheet and affirm Cup victory. For his valiant efforts, Moore was adjudged man of the match. After the match, Moore, in an interview with SportsMax said he believes the team can succeed at the Concacaf Caribbean Cup. “We have a good programme set in place for the boys, so once we listen to everything the coaches have on board for us I think we are going to do good.” Moore and Sam were the standout players for Defence Force scoring or assisting on all the goals.

“I think they really stepped up big time,” Charles said. “You could see that they really wanted it. They put their team on their back and carried the team. Their performance was tremendous, I could not ask for nothing more.”

Charles knew his players had the stamina to play 120 minutes.

“I told them just keep focused and keep the concentration going because I always felt that if we had to go into extra time we probably would have prevailed because we know that they have some older legs in the back, so I just told them be patient and go at them.”

The win for Defence Force saw them cap off the nation’s first season of domestic pro football, post-pandemic, with two titles; league and knockout cup.

This belongs in the other thread - Sando is the only Club Shield team from T&T

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2023, 07:20:27 AM »
Today this competition kicks off! They'll likely show the matches on CONCACAF Go for free, or stream on Youtube as they did last year.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2023, 03:48:37 PM »
Matches live on CONCACAF Go right now again.

So far, Sando have looked a class above all the teams I've watched apart from Robinhood. I was surprised how easily they brushed aside Solidarité, and I'm watching hem 3-nil up against SWA Sharks (who I don't expect to pull any trees up). SWA keeper is pretty good this time and keeping the score down, last match they had another one who was terrible. Dillon looking a bit slower than usual, and a bit bulkier. SWA have a Trini in defensive mid who looks about a foot taller than everyone else, playing decently.

Junior Stars v Metro (Saint martin v Puerto Rico) turned spicy in the second half with a mini-fight resulting in two red cards. Metropolitan have a couple foreign players who look a little better than the usual standard, but I was underwhelmed by their play as a team. 

Tactically it's been interesting - real mix and some relatively complex approaches from teams you wouldn't expect - a fluid 4-4-2 from b1 FC of Saint Lucia for example (I don't think it worked overall, and in their second game it looked more structured). Robinhood of suriname focused wing play 4-2-4, whilst Junior STars of Saint Martin were palying 4-2-3-1 and insisting on playing out of defence despite being (on paper) significantly weaker (which hurt them on one or two occasions). Counter attacking seems very popular.

I've been impressed by a couple - Andrus Remy was the saving grace of B1 FC in the first match, but anonymous so far against Robinhood. Shaquille Cairo of Robinhood looking good, and Romario Barthéléry of Golden Lion impressing from right back.

If you're bored I would recommend - I'm watching two games at once at the moment...

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2023, 08:08:07 PM »
Club Sando stunner: TTPFL side win Caribbean Shield opener 4-0
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


A second half blitz and brace from substitute Ezekiel Kesar saw Tiger Tanks Club Sando open the 2023 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield football tournament with a 4-0 victory over Guadeloupe champions Solidarité Scolaire yesterday at Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis. Club Sando got goals from Kesar (78th and 79th), Kadeem Corbin (51st) and Isaiah Thompson (87th).

Club Sando now top Group D, despite an earlier 2-0 victory by Aruban champions SV Dakota over SWA Sharks, champions of the Turks and Caicos Islands. “Sando” will be back in action tomorrow when they face SWA Sharks FC, from 7.45 p.m. at the St Kitts-Nevis Technical Centre, before ending the preliminary round next Tuesday against 2021-2022 Aruban champions SV Dakota, scheduled for a 5 p.m. kick-off at the Technical Centre.

Club Sando qualified for the Shield by virtue of finishing third in the 2023 Trinidad and Tobago Premier Football League and are one of 16 Caribbean teams vying for two spots into the 2023 CONCACAF Caribbean Cup, a five-month tournament featuring ten teams, which will qualify the top three sides for the new and expanded 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Yesterday, Club Sando met a Solidarité-Scolaire side, which was very solid in the first half, and although having to defend, looked very composed, while threatening to strike mainly on the counter-attack. It was an entirely different second half, however. With most players in the local League out of contract, Club Sando used the opportunity to strengthen, by adding Terminix La Horquetta Rangers striker Kadeem Corbin and W Connection goalkeeper Denzel Smith to their lineup. However, a notable exception was Nathaniel ”Natty” James, the former Trinidad and Tobago national Under -20 striker, who finished as the TTPL’s top goal-scorer this season.

A very close first half of very few scoring chances, ended goalless. Real Gill went closest when his penetrative dribbling ended with several defenders at full stretch before they blocked a dangerous close-up shot near the goal mouth.

Striker Nicholas Dillon guided a looped shot onto the crossbar early in the second half, but just six minutes after the resumption, Corbin opened the scoring with a low shot across goal. Getting brave for really the first time, the team from Guadeloupe pushed forward in numbers and were clinically punished on the counter-attack.

Club Sando turned up the heat. Alvin Jones had a powerful shot scrambled off the goal-line and seconds later, Dillon turned and hit a powerful shot which was turned onto a post by the fully stretched goalkeeper. Dillon immediately asked and was taken off in the 63rd minute, having injured himself.

Dillon’s replacement Kesar was on the scoresheet within minutes of coming on. He swept in Gill’s pass following another counter-attack in the 68th minute. Sando took total control, creating chance after chance.

Gill almost had a third goal within seconds of the restart, defeating two defenders and the goalkeeper, but hitting his low shot into the side netting. Another substitute, Kevin Williams, held his head in disbelief, when at full stretch, a defender cleared his low shot off the line in the 71st minute.

Now in full meltdown, the French Caribbean club allowed Corbin a clear shot at goal which he wasted when blasting over the bar. Kesar was more efficient when getting a second goal for 3-0 in the 79th minute, and late substitute Thompson scooped in a low pass from close-up for the final goal in the 87th minute.

CLUB SANDO:

1.Denzil Smith (GK), 37.Josiah Trimmingham, 14.Josiah Cooper, 4.Shervohnez Hamilton, 16.Alvin Jones, 12.Michael Basdeo, 22.Luke Phillip, 8.Jabari Forbes, 13.Kadeem Corbin, 10.Real Gill, 13.Kadeem Corbin, 36.Nicholas Dillon. Subs: 25.Miles Goodman (GK), 29.Seon Thomas, 5.Ronald Charles, 6.Nicholas Thomas, 39.Kanye Francis, 17.Joshua Ragoo, 18.Ezekiel Kesar, 11.Kevon Williams, 33.Isaiah Thompson. Head coach: Cornell Glen (head coach), assistant-coach Abdullah Phillips.
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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2023, 01:01:12 PM »
On that subject, Sando are currently playing SV Dakota - watch here; https://www.concacaf.com/concacaf-go/

Dakota are angry at every referee call, and I'll be surprised if the match ends 11 v 11. Someone's going to get injured...

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2023, 01:21:20 AM »
Club Sando win two straight at Caribbean Shield.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


CLUB Sando made it two wins on the trot at the Concacaf Caribbean Shield at the SKNFA Technical Centre in St Kitts on Sunday.

Club Sando crushed SWA Sharks of Turks and Caicos 9-0 with hat-tricks from Nicholas Dillion (17th, 19th, 41st) and Real Gill (45th+2, 64th, 90th).

Jabari Forbes (34th), Ezekiel Kesar (47th) and Luke Phillip (55th) also got on the score sheet for Club Sando.

In their first match on Friday, Club Sando eased past Solidarité Scolaire of Guadeloupe 4-0.

Club Sando will play Aruba's SV Dakota in their final group match on Tuesday.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2023, 08:14:17 AM »
Sando won that game against Dakota 2 or 3-0 right?

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2023, 09:45:24 AM »
3-0. Glad for them guys.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2023, 06:40:28 PM »
Club Sando in Caribbean Shield semis
By Sherdon Pierre (T&T Newsday)


Club Sando are one step closer to clinching qualification to the Concacaf Caribbean Cup following a comprehensive 3-0 victory over SV Dakota of Aruba in the final group match of the Caribbean Club Shield tournament, at the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association Technical Centre on Tuesday.

The Cornell Glen-coached team topped Group D with a maximum nine points from three matches to reach Friday's semis. The finalists will secure a spot in the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup.

Kevon Williams opened the scoring for Sando in the 11th minute, for a 1-0 half-time lead.

In-form striker Nicholas Dillon, fresh off a first half hat-trick in the last game, doubled the lead at the hour mark. Then, substitute Isaiah Thompson completed the scoring in the 82nd minute.

In their two previous matches, Club Sando crushed SWA Sharks of Turks and Caicos 9-0 with hat-tricks from Dillon (17th, 19th, 41st) and Real Gill (45th+2, 64th, 90th). Jabari Forbes (34th), Ezekiel Kesar (47th) and Luke Phillip (55th) also got on the score sheet. In their first match last Friday, Club Sando eased past Solidarité Scolaire of Guadeloupe 4-0.
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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2023, 09:50:55 AM »
Club Sando fall short...Robinhood, Golden Lion into ‘Shield’ final
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TIGER Tanks Club Sando failed to qualify for the 2023 CONCACAF Club Championship after losing their CONCACAF Caribbean Shield semi-final 2-1 to Martinique champions Golden Lions, on Friday night at the St Kitts and Nevis Technical Center.

Robinhood started off the semis by defeating Metropolitan of Puerto Rico, 5-0. The star of the day for Robinhood was Shaquille Cairo, who notched a hat-trick with goals in the 41st, 72nd and 75th minutes. Cairo now has eight goals, thus far, in the tournament, tops among all players. Adding their names to the scoresheet were Dimitrio Andro in the 45th and Carlos Da Silva in the 69th.

In the nightcap, Marvin Bellance (12th) and legendary forward Kevin Parsemain, gave Golden Lion a two-goal lead. Club Sando would pull a goal back right before half-time, as Alvin Jones rocketed in a free kick in added-on time, bringing his side to within 2-1. Jones almost had a repeat from another blistering free kick with just under ten minutes of the regulation period to go. However, that time, the ball struck the underside of the crossbar but did not cross the goal-line and was eventually scrambled away under tremendous pressure by Golden Lion.

Today, Club Sando end the Shield battling Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan International of Puerto Rico for third place from 4 p.m. at SKT, while Golden Lion face Suriname Champions Robin Hood in the final, to be played three hours later.

Both finalists have qualified for the ten-team Caribbean championship, which runs over a five-month period from August 22 and qualifies the top three finishers for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup. Two other Trinidad and Tobago clubs, champions Defence Force and runners-up AC Port of Spain have qualified for the Caribbean Club Championship.

Unbeaten in three previous matches, Group D winners Club Sando faced adversity for the first time in the competition, when finding themselves two goals down against the also unbeaten Group B winners.

Bellance redirected a free kick with a flash header for the opening goal, while veteran Parsemain curled in a free kick from the edge of the penalty area for the second goal.

Real Gill tried to cut the deficit for Club Sando, but swept a shot over the crossbar, just past the half-hour mark, before Jones finally scored with the final kick of the first half.

Club Sando met a very organised and mature Golden Lion team, which included Persermain, the highly rated former France-based Martinique national team striker.

Despite dominating second half possession, Jones’ second free kick provided the only real terror moment with about nine minutes to go, creating a melee while several Club Sando players tried to force the ball over the line. Central defender Seon Thomas was too forceful in his effort to do so, picking up a second yellow card and was sent off.
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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2023, 12:42:18 PM »
Hard luck Sando, hard luck

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2023, 01:02:39 AM »
Club Sando thrashes Metropolitan 6-1 for 3rd spot.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


Tiger Tanks Club Sando FC claimed the third-place spot in Group D of the Concacaf Caribbean Shield when they thrashed Metropolitan FA of Puerto Rico 6-1 at the St Kitts and Nevis Technical Centre, on Sunday.

The win came courtesy of a hat-trick from Nicholas Dillon and a goal each from Luke Phillip, Ezekiel Kaser and Nicholas Thomas. The victory means the Southerners have played five matches in the tournament, won four and lost one.

Phillip scored the opener for Club Sando in the 11th minute. Thomas put the T&T team up 2-0 netting in the 30th minute from a free kick.

Carlos Ferrer (39th) managed to pull one back for Metropolitan nine minutes later. However, Kesar continued the onslaught increasing Club Sando's lead in the 44th, putting his team further ahead, 3-1 at the half.

On the resumption, Dillon took over getting his first item and his team's fourth in the 66th minute. He was on the scoresheet again two minutes later moving his team up, 5-1 before netting his third goal in the 88th, to seal a dominating performance by Club Sando.

On Friday night, the local team was stopped in the semifinal of the tournament 2-1 by the Golden Lions of Martinique, which prevented them from qualifying for the next round of the Concacaf tournament. Only the top two teams in the groups earned qualifying berths.

Assistant coach Abdallah Phillips said upon reflection, he was proud of his charges who lost just one match on their journey to the Concacaf Caribbean Shield and it was against a team that was much more experienced than them, having played in the tournament before.

"Even after the loss to the Martiniquan team, the players didn't go into the game against Metropolitan with their heads down, but rather they lifted their game and won handsomely. Really and truly you couldn't have asked for better from the young lads who fell short only to experience," Phillips explained.

"Looking forward, we want to return to the next season of the T&T Premier Football League and qualify again so they can have another chance against those Concacaf teams," Phillips noted.

Meanwhile, the final of the group between the Golden Lions and Robinhood of Suriname was in action up to press time Sunday night.

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2023, 03:29:21 PM »
Robin Hood beat Golden Lions 5-1

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Re: Concacaf Caribbean Shield Competition.
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2023, 12:45:07 AM »
I watched nearly all the games, and I don't think it's unfair to say Club Sando were the best team at the tournament. Were it not for a bit of complacency or bad luck (depending on your view) they would have made a more competitive final.

Having said that, Rigters and Cairo were excellent for Robinhood, and it'd be hard to see Ragoo and Powers deal with them - the former a bit inexperienced and out of position at times and the latter wasn't quick enough. Trimmingham looked strong in the tournament. Alvin Jones disappointed a bit for me (apart from an excellent free kick) - I was hoping to see him have more of an influence in the games given his quality. As it was, Dillon looked the best player for Sando - strong and clinical, but able to bring the wingers into the game consistently.

If you're interested I made a best XI from the tourney;
https://twitter.com/TDMScrivener/status/1690888874644369408?s=20

 

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