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Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« on: July 12, 2017, 01:58:37 AM »
As usual, any updates/scores, shout-outs, reports, predictions, views, etc, on the T&T vs Ecuador game at the Estadio George Capwell Stadium @8:30pm in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the 26th of July 2017 will be posted here, this way, we can maintain the message board and not make it look too scrappy with un-necessary or related headlines and postings on game day.

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Trinidad & Tobago Squad

Goalkeepers

Andre Marchan (Defence Force), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre).

Defenders

Maurice Ford (W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Triston Hodge (W Connection), Alvin Jones (W Connection), Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal FC—India), Kevon Villaroel (North East Stars).

Midfielders

Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Nathaniel Garcia (Central FC), Leston Paul (North East Stars), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Jared London (Club Sando), Tyrone Charles (Club Sando), Jomal Williams (Murcielagos FC—Mexico).

Forwards

Willis Plaza (East Bengal FC—India), Neil Benjamin Jr. (W Connection), Keron Clarke (FC Santa Rosa).

Coach - Dennis Lawrence.

Ecuador Squad

Goalkeepers

Máximo Banguera (Barcelona S.C.), Esteban Dreer (Emelec), Hamilton Piedra (Deportivo Cuenca).

Defenders

Darío Aimar (Barcelona S.C.), Luis Cangá (LDU Quito), Christian Cruz (River Ecuador), Fernando León (Independiente), John Narváez (LDU Quito), Luis Segovia (EL Nacional), Pedro Velasco (Barcelona S.C.).

Midfielders

Luis Ayala (Independiente del Valle), Romario Caicedo (C.S. Emelec), Fernando Gaibor (C.S. Emelec), Pedro Quiñónez (C.S. Emelec), José Cevallos (LDU Quito), Gabriel Cortez (Independiente del Valle), Matías Oyola (Barcelona S.C.), Ayrton Preciado (C.S. Emelec), Jordan Sierra (Delfín S.C.).

Forwards

Juan Anangonó (LDU Quito), Erick Castillo (Barcelona S.C.), Jacob Murillo (Delfín S.C.), Jonathan González (LDU Quito).

Coach - Gustavo Quinteros.


Updates to follow as we get more info, so keep checking back.

« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 03:25:29 PM by Flex »
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 02:54:54 AM »
I googled Fifa calendar and saw that from the 7-26 are official fifa dates. hopefully we could get the first team for this fixture without any hassle from their respective clubs.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:42:37 AM »
I googled Fifa calendar and saw that from the 7-26 are official fifa dates. hopefully we could get the first team for this fixture without any hassle from their respective clubs.

You sure about that? There is a window for teams participating in the Gold Cup but that's all I see.
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 06:06:35 AM »
Ecuador will field a team comprising of local-based players only.
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 06:23:36 AM »
Good going by the TTFA....

Hopefully we get a good quality one in August to.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 06:25:31 AM »
Ecuador jugará amistoso ante Trinidad y Tobago

La Federación confirmó un amistoso ante el conjunto caribeño.

La Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol (FEF) confirmó que la selección nacional sostendrá un partido amistoso ante su similar de Trinidad y Tobago.

El encuentro se disputará en la ciudad de Guayaquil el próximo 26 de julio, en un horario por confirmar afirmó el presidente del organismo Carlos Villacís.

De esta forma el técnico Gustavo Quinteros tendrá cuatro días para trabajar con la selección de cara a la próxima fecha de Eliminatorias.

    [CONFIRMADO] Miércoles 26 de julio partido amistoso #Ecuador vs #Trinidad&Tobago en la ciudad de Guayaquil, horario por confirmar (19:00). pic.twitter.com/z1mvihBVcK

    — Radio Super K-800 (@superk800radio) 12 de julio de 2017

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »
T&T to face Ecuador in Guayaquil on July 26th.
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Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team will face Ecuador in an international friendly in Guayaquil, Ecuador on July 26th. The affair was confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on Tuesday night and will serve as part of the team’s build up to the September 1st World Cup qualifying match at home to Honduras.

Ecuador is currently ranked 31st on the FIFA ranking and lie in sixth position on the South American World Cup qualifying table, two points behind Argentina which they defeated 2-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifying action in Buenos Aires in October, 2015. Their next qualifying match is away to Brazil on August 31st. Ecuador has appeared in three FIFA World Cups.

T&T will host Honduras on September 1st before traveling to Panama City to take on Panama four days later.

Head Coach Dennis Lawrence indicated that the outing on July 26th will give him a chance to assess the available players.

“The game versus Ecuador is another step in our preparation for the upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Honduras” Lawrence told TTFA Media.

“The game is against a good South American opposition and I expect it to be good for us. It will give us an opportunity to assess those players who are selected and provides us valuable game time in a period when some of our other Concacaf opponents are also involved in international matches,” he added.

T&T have not played Ecuador at the senior international level  but drew 1-1 with them at the Under 23 level when both countries met at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in 2011. Current T&T members Kevin Molino, Sheldon Bateau, Joevin Jones and Mekeil Williams appeared in that encounter.

At the moment, the TTFA is in negotiations with another Spanish-speaking country for the staging of an additional international warm-up to be played in Trinidad in August.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »
T&T have not played Ecuador at the senior international level  but drew 1-1 with them at the Under 23 level when both countries met at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in 2011.

I swear TT played Ecuador in TT a long time ago. Could be wrong, but ......

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
At the moment, the TTFA is in negotiations with another Spanish-speaking country for the staging of an additional international warm-up to be played in Trinidad in August.

Dey does speak Spanish in Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone?
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 02:11:13 PM »
At the moment, the TTFA is in negotiations with another Spanish-speaking country for the staging of an additional international warm-up to be played in Trinidad in August.

Dey does speak Spanish in Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone?

Equatorial Guinea is Spanish speaking. Between Cameroon and Gabon. Interesting place, and rich too. Sierra Leone is Anglo.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 05:02:31 PM »
At the moment, the TTFA is in negotiations with another Spanish-speaking country for the staging of an additional international warm-up to be played in Trinidad in August.

Dey does speak Spanish in Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone?

Equatorial Guinea is Spanish speaking. Between Cameroon and Gabon. Interesting place, and rich too. Sierra Leone is Anglo.

Then we know who we'll be playing in August
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
Venezuela? The administration will pay for the pirogues to bring the Venezuelans to Icacos

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 09:16:08 PM »
At the moment, the TTFA is in negotiations with another Spanish-speaking country for the staging of an additional international warm-up to be played in Trinidad in August.

Dey does speak Spanish in Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone?

Equatorial Guinea is Spanish speaking. Between Cameroon and Gabon. Interesting place, and rich too. Sierra Leone is Anglo.

Then we know who we'll be playing in August
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 09:50:59 PM »
Equatorial Guinea is a oil producing country, and like I said has some money. DJW must have some kind of business contact there. Who knows. He wanted the MNT to play them, but Hart decline because they had just come back from the China tour. That is where he and Hart fall out.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 01:39:56 PM »
Clarke called to national team for Ecuador friendly.
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FC Santa Rosa and captain, Keron Clarke, has been invited by Senior Men's National Team (SMNT) head coach, Dennis Lawrence, to train with the team ahead of its friendly match against Ecuador in Guayaquil on 26 July. FC Santa Rosa received the TTFA's official letter of invitation this morning.

Lawrence was in attendance on 2 July at the Velodrome when Santa Rosa dismantled Club Sando 7:0, led by a Clarke hat-trick. The national coach took another look at Clarke on 9 July as the Big Cannons whipped WASA FC, with the Santa Rosa hit man obligingly hitting a double. Clarke scored seventeen goals for Santa Rosa in 2016 and has already bagged seven in the Big Cannons' four 2017 TT Super League matches.

The invitation to Clarke is an historic development as Super League players have previously been ignored in the selection of the Trinidad and Tobago SMNT. FC Santa Rosa has long championed the quality of Super League players, and the club congratulates Dennis Lawrence for his openness and bravery in making this call. Santa Rosa looks forward to more TTSL players being given the opportunity to train with, and to be selected to the SMNT.

The national team travels to Guayaquil on 24 July and returns on 27 July,

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 02:57:06 PM »
Well, Mr. Clarke, you is the diamond in the rough! Good Luck.

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Lawrence names 25-man Provisional Squad to prepare for Ecuador Friendly
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 05:03:20 PM »
Lawrence names 25-man provisional squad to prepare for Ecuador Friendly
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Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence has named a provisional training squad to begin preparations on Monday for the upcoming international friendly against Ecuador scheduled for July 26th in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Among the 25 players are eight players who  were on the roster for the two previous World Cup qualifiers  against United States and Costa Rica. Those players include Carlos Edwards, Curtis Gonzales,Hashim Arcia, Leston Paul, Marvin Phillip, Hughtun Hector, Nathan Lewis, Alvin Jones and Triston Hodge.

Forward Keron Clarke of TT Super League club FC Santa Rosa is a first timer while Carlyle Mitchell and Willis Plaza are also included. And there has been a recall for midfielder Keon Daniel who has not been in a national team selection since 2013, his last appearance coming in a 2013 Gold Cup quarter final clash with Mexico in Atlanta.

“We’ve invited twenty five players to be part of the training squad and we’ll work with them from this coming Monday before finalising the team to travel to Ecuador. We’ll get in a few days of preparation at home for the match,” Lawrence told TTFA Media.

“We have available to us some of the players who were involved for the two previous games against the US and Costa Rica and we’ve invited a few others to have a look at and see how they respond to what we are requiring of them,” Lawrence added.

There are players who were not considered due to club commitments as the International Friendly is being played outside of the FIFA window.

T&T will face Honduras in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva from 8pm on Friday September 1st and will travel to Panama City to square off with Panama four days later in another qualifier for Russia 2018.

Provisional 25-man squad

Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Keron Clarke (FC Santa Rosa), Carlos Edwards (Central FC),Maurice Ford (W Connection) Isaiah Hudson (W Connection), Nathaniel Garcia (Central FC), Leston Paul (North East Stars) Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Hughtun Hector (W Connection),Triston Hodge (W Connection), Alvin Jones (W Connection),Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Jared London (Club Sando), Andre Marchan (Defence Force), Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal FC), Willis Plaza (East Bengal FC),Taryk Sampson (Central FC), Shane Sandy (MIC IT St Ann’s Rangers),Jomal Williams (Murcielagos FC),Rundell Winchester (North East Stars), Tyrone Charles (Club Sando), Akeem Benjamin (San Juan Jabloteh), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre) and Keon Daniel (unattached)
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 06:27:50 PM »
Keon Daniel back in the mix, hope he makes the most of it this time.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 08:32:48 PM »
TTSL LEADING SCORER GETS NATIONAL TEAM CALL UP

http://ttsuperleague.com/ttsl-leading-scorer-gets-national-team-call/

“Prior to this (call up), Super League players didn’t have a chance. I hope this would open the window.”

Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) leading goal scorer Keron Clarke was elated to receive his maiden call up to the Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Men’s Provisional Squad which will be preparing for a friendly international against Ecuador on 26 July 2017 in Guayaquil.

The FC Santa Rosa hotshot has already bagged 7 goals so far this season, including an immensely impressive hat trick against Club Sando Moruga and is hoping that his form continues into his time with the National Team.

“I’m off to a flyer right now! The goals are coming in and hopefully the form will overflow into the national team stint,” a brimming Clarke told TTSL Media.

He continued, “last season was a bit tougher, the goals were few and far between. But this season has been good and I just want to thank God. Its only through him that I have the talent and everything. ”

“And now, it’s a privilege just to get a call up…just even to be considered.”

Clarke has been a dominant force at the heart of FC Santa Rosa’s chase to win back to back league titles and the “Big Cannons” currently sit three points off of leaders Guaya United who have played a game more.

FC Santa Rosa Founder and Head Coach Keith Look Loy was equally ecstatic at his captain’s call up and even more so, what it represents in terms of opportunities for players in the TTSL.

“This is huge for the club and the TTSL”  commented Look Loy. “It validates the work of the former and heightens the status and image of the latter. I anticipate more TTSL players breaking through.”

These sentiments were echoed by Clarke, who sees himself as setting the foundation and becoming an inspiration for younger players in the TT Super League to aim to achieve similar opportunities.

“I want all of the Super League players, staff, coaches, everybody and especially the younger players to use this as an opportunity, ” said Clarke.

“Prior to this (call up), Super League players didn’t have a chance. I hope this would open the window, especially for younger players to work towards…who might have a chance at a career (in football).”

The 31 year old Clarke continued, “the barrier that was holding back Super League players seems to be going. I just hope that everybody recognizes this and use this as an opportunity.”

Clarke is expected to travel with FC Santa Rosa to Tobago to face winless 1976 Phoenix FC on Sunday 16 July before linking up with T&T Senior National Men’s Team Head Coach Dennis Lawrence on Monday.

Lawrence has also received glowing praise from the members of the TT Super League community for Clarke’s call up with many labeling the inclusion as surprising, but bold and refreshing.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 09:08:19 PM »
The 31 year old Clarke continued.....

31! Better late than never.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 01:25:35 AM »
What's the use of these friendlies if we can't have our full compliment of rust team players. this has been an all to familiar sight. every time we gave a worth while friendly we always seem to carry a complimentary squad who would not see a lick of action in competitive games, so what's the point of that?

the purpose of friendlies is to give the first team playing time together vs formidable opponents in order to right wrongs and iron out mistakes in the team but these fringe players will more than likely would not even the final 23 man squad cone september 1st.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 04:06:44 AM »
Lawrence names 25-man Provisional Squad to prepare for Ecuador Friendly.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence has named a provisional training squad to begin preparations on Monday for the upcoming international friendly against Ecuador scheduled for July 26th in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Among the 25 players are eight players who  were on the roster for the two previous World Cup qualifiers  against United States and Costa Rica. Those players include Carlos Edwards, Curtis Gonzales,Hashim Arcia, Leston Paul, Marvin Phillip, Hughtun Hector, Nathan Lewis, Alvin Jones and Triston Hodge.

Forward Keron Clarke of TT Super League club FC Santa Rosa is a first timer while Carlyle Mitchell and Willis Plaza are also included. And there has been a recall for midfielder Keon Daniel who has not been in a national team selection since 2013, his last appearance coming in a 2013 Gold Cup quarter final clash with Mexico in Atlanta.

“We’ve invited twenty five players to be part of the training squad and we’ll work with them from this coming Monday before finalising the team to travel to Ecuador. We’ll get in a few days of preparation at home for the match,” Lawrence told TTFA Media.

“We have available to us some of the players who were involved for the two previous games against the US and Costa Rica and we’ve invited a few others to have a look at and see how they respond to what we are requiring of them,” Lawrence added.

There are players who were not considered due to club commitments as the International Friendly is being played outside of the FIFA window.

T&T will face Honduras in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva from 8pm on Friday September 1st and will travel to Panama City to square off with Panama four days later in another qualifier for Russia 2018.

Provisional 25-man squad

Goalkeepers:

Andre Marchan (Defence Force), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre).

Defenders:

Carlos Edwards (Central FC), Maurice Ford (W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Triston Hodge (W Connection), Alvin Jones (W Connection), Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal FC—India), Taryk Sampson (Central FC), Shane Sandy (St Ann’s Rangers), Akeem Benjamin (San Juan Jabloteh).

Midfielders:

Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Nathaniel Garcia (Central FC), Leston Paul (North East Stars), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Jared London (Club Sando), Jomal Williams (Murcielagos FC—Mexico), Tyrone Charles (Club Sando), Keon Daniel (unattached).

Forwards:

Keron Clarke (FC Santa Rosa), Isaiah Hudson (W Connection), Willis Plaza (East Bengal FC—India), Rundell Winchester (North East Stars).

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Shock call-ups for Keon Daniel, Keron Clarke and Isaiah Hudson in T&T squad to face Ecuador.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Unattached maverick playmaker Keon Daniel, FC Santa Rosa forward Keron Clarke and teenaged W Connection attacker Isaiah Hudson were three surprise call-ups today as Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence selected a 26-man provisional squad to play Ecuador in Guayaquil on 26 July.

The friendly international is likely to be the first of three warm-up matches before the Soca Warriors tackle Honduras on 1 September and Panama on September 5 in two decisive World Cup qualifying contests.

In his short stint as head coach so far, Lawrence has already shown that he is unafraid of making bold decisions and his latest squad certainly fits the bill.

The 30-year-old Daniel, who is a free agent, has not represented Trinidad and Tobago since 15 July 2013 when he played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 Gold Cup quarterfinal loss to Mexico. By then, he was already a controversial selection by then newly appointed coach Stephen Hart.

In November 2012, Warriors head coach and former Strike Squad stand-out Hutson “Barber” Charles tried to have Daniel join his team for the Caribbean Cup qualifying round; he subsequently admitted to the media that the Tobagonian was not taking his calls—although he had played for Charles in an earlier round.

Ataullah Guerra took over the play-making mantle in Daniel’s absence and helped Trinidad and Tobago qualify for the Caribbean Cup where they booked their first Gold Cup berth in seven years.

By then, Jamaal Shabazz had been added to the Warriors’ technical staff and, as co-head coach, he talked Daniel into rejoining the team for a two-game exhibition tour to Belize and Peru in March 2013.

Daniel played against Belize and even wore the captain’s armband for part of the second half. But he surprised the staff by insisting that he be released for personal reasons before they headed to Peru—the TTFA initially claimed he had to renew his visa in Trinidad but subsequently confessed that was untrue.

As a result of Daniel’s about-turn, Trinidad and Tobago did not have a full complement of substitutes in Lima where they lost 3-0 to the hosts.

Hart gave Daniel another chance at the July 2013 Gold Cup and the player was one of the country’s best performers in the group stage. But Daniel, who was then attached to MLS team Philadelphia Union, asked to be excused from Hart’s first post-Gold Cup squad that September.

Hart responded by leaving Daniel out of his next squad before, in November 2013, he again extended an olive branch to the left-footed play-maker. Daniel agreed to play and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) sent him a plane ticket to join the squad but the player simply never showed up.

Hart never selected Daniel again and it was the last time the player was in the international frame. Until now.

Clarke, who is the Trinidad and Tobago Super League’s (TTSL) joint leading scorer with seven goals from four matches, is a surprise selection for an altogether different reason. It is the first time in four years that a lower league player has been called up to the National Senior Team.

Attacker Marcus Joseph was the last player to have that honour as he was representing Point Fortin Civic in the Southern Football Association (SFA)  in 2013 when he earned two caps under Shabazz and Charles.

Joseph was 22 years old at the time with two World Youth Cup appearances in the Korean Republic and Egypt under his belt. In contrast, Clarke is aiming to make his international debut at 31—after a journeyman lower league career that included stops at Maloney FC and WASA FC. This is his second season at Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa coach Keith Look Loy, a former TTFA technical director and national youth team coach, commended Lawrence for his brave decision and suggested that Clarke still has plenty to offer.

“He is the Trini [James] Vardy,” Look Loy told Wired868, as he referenced the Leicester City and England striker. “[He is ageing like] fine wine. I will get another four good years from him [and] they will be his best!”

A strong forward with a clean right-foot shot, Clarke scored a brilliant scissors-kick goal against Club Sando Moruga—it marked his hattrick in a 7-0 rout—which has been the best moment of the fledgling TTSL career so far and an online hit.

Look Loy said ability and not age should be the most important factor in national selection so long as the Warriors still have a mathematical shot at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

“We need goals now,” said Look Loy, who noted that Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying a tremendous scoring run for club and country at 33. “To flip the old adage: if you’re good enough, you’re young enough.”

Lawrence did offer a chance to young talent too as there were three teenagers in his squad: Taryk Sampson (Central FC), Shane Sandy (MIC IT St Ann’s Rangers) and W Connection’s Hudson).

It is Hudson’s first involvement with a national team since his father, Brent Hudson, surprised National Under-20 coach Brian Williams by demanding his son be released in the middle of the Caribbean Cup tournament last October.

Hudson said his son was injured but Williams disagreed and the player was dropped for the January CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

Strangely, Hudson’s call-up also ignores the fact that he does not hold down a starting berth at Connection. Earlier this year, Lawrence selected Keron Cummings in similar circumstances  despite the play-maker being a substitute at Central FC. At present, Cummings effectively plays in the local third tier after he swapped Central for Petit Valley/Diego Martin United in the second rung of the TTSL.

If Hudson, a Naparima College student, gets on the field, he will become one of the youngest players ever to represent Trinidad and Tobago—if not the youngest. His 17th birthday is on 27 July.

His progress through the ranks has been anything but smooth though. Hudson failed to shine at the Under-17 Caribbean Championship last year when the young Warriors were eliminated in the group stage, despite playing at home. And he failed to hold down a starting berth at National Under-20 level before walking out of the team.

Lawrence appears ready to give Hudson, a versatile two-footed attacker, another chance to deliver on his promise.

Carlyle Mitchell, who recently signed for India club East Bengal, returns to the team after a five-month lay-off due to injury while there were also recalls for Nathaniel Garcia, Akeem Benjamin, Sean De Silva, Tyrone Charles and Rundell Winchester. North East Stars defender Kevon Villaroel was a late addition to the original squad, which took the number of players to 26.

However, there was no place for Police FC goalkeeper Adrian Foncette and forward Jameel Perry, North East Stars defenders Yohance Marshall, W Connection attackers Neil Benjamin Jr and Marcus Joseph and veteran striker Cornell Glen.

Mexico-based forward Shahdon Winchester was also not included although his Murcielagos FC teammate Jomal Williams was selected.

The Ecuador friendly does not fall within the FIFA international calendar and, as such, most of Lawrence’s overseas-based players are unavailable.

“We’ve invited twenty-five players to be part of the training squad and we’ll work with them from this coming Monday before finalising the team to travel to Ecuador,” Lawrence told the TTFA Media. “[…] We have available to us some of the players who were involved for the two previous games against the US and Costa Rica and we’ve invited a few others to have a look at and see how they respond to what we’re requiring of them.”


Editor’s Note: North East Stars defender Kevon Villaroel was invited to join the National Senior Team in training, after his team’s 2-2 draw with W Connection on Friday 14 July.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Isaiah Hudson eh .. 
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 12:12:03 PM »
What's the use of these friendlies if we can't have our full compliment of rust team players. this has been an all to familiar sight. every time we gave a worth while friendly we always seem to carry a complimentary squad who would not see a lick of action in competitive games, so what's the point of that?

the purpose of friendlies is to give the first team playing time together vs formidable opponents in order to right wrongs and iron out mistakes in the team but these fringe players will more than likely would not even the final 23 man squad cone september 1st.

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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2017, 12:39:32 PM »
Lawrence names 25-man Provisional Squad to prepare for Ecuador Friendly.

Kevon Villaroel has been added to the squad.
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2017, 01:14:05 PM »
Lawrence names 25-man Provisional Squad to prepare for Ecuador Friendly.
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Provisional 25-man squad

Goalkeepers:

Andre Marchan (Defence Force), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre).

Defenders:

Carlos Edwards (Central FC), Maurice Ford (W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Triston Hodge (W Connection), Alvin Jones (W Connection), Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal FC—India), Taryk Sampson (Central FC), Shane Sandy (St Ann’s Rangers), Akeem Benjamin (San Juan Jabloteh).

Midfielders:

Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Nathaniel Garcia (Central FC), Leston Paul (North East Stars), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Jared London (Club Sando), Jomal Williams (Murcielagos FC—Mexico), Tyrone Charles (Club Sando), Keon Daniel (unattached).

Forwards:

Keron Clarke (FC Santa Rosa), Isaiah Hudson (W Connection), Willis Plaza (East Bengal FC—India), Rundell Winchester (North East Stars).


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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »

We recycle back Keon Daniel? This is rhel kicks yes  :D
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2017, 01:31:28 AM »
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2017, 12:29:41 PM »

We recycle back Keon Daniel? This is rhel kicks yes  :D
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Several of the local-based have been recycled. Why not a foreign-based player?
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Re: Thread for the T&T vs Ecuador Game (26-July-2017)
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2017, 12:46:33 PM »

We recycle back Keon Daniel? This is rhel kicks yes  :D
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Several of the local-based have been recycled. Why not a foreign-based player?
but that's selection "baseless". neither foreign not local  :D