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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #450 on: November 20, 2023, 12:30:34 PM »
Scoring at least 3 unanswered goals against the US is a tall order, especially since our identity has been defensive in all our games since GC. Should Eve stick to his guns and aim for a moral victory (0-0 or 1-0 win) and keep playing his style to build the chemistry with the focus on the single elimination game? Or go all out in attack to try for the 3+ goals to give ourselves a chance of qualifying now?

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« Reply #451 on: November 20, 2023, 01:45:25 PM »
Scoring at least 3 unanswered goals against the US is a tall order, especially since our identity has been defensive in all our games since GC. Should Eve stick to his guns and aim for a moral victory (0-0 or 1-0 win) and keep playing his style to build the chemistry with the focus on the single elimination game? Or go all out in attack to try for the 3+ goals to give ourselves a chance of qualifying now?

If we can't play expressive football at home, where can we play it? Anguilla? This is 2023; if there's only one trick by a pony and you see a fella standing on the sidelines dressed as a ringmaster ... what questions do you ask yourself? Is this the main event or is the pony self-taught? Or, where is the circus?

The coach's toolkit needs to be a bit more diverse here. All this patting on the back is for nought without production.

I think the answer is both. Wasn't long ago that the US was properly engaged at the HCS.
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« Reply #452 on: November 20, 2023, 04:09:43 PM »
So no Levi then, put Reon Moore and Telfer

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« Reply #453 on: November 20, 2023, 05:39:05 PM »
I like the starting XI. Wukkable.

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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #454 on: November 20, 2023, 06:21:38 PM »
We playing 3-4-3 apparently
Gill Nathaniel James reon Moore
Andre Raymond Rampersad Phillips Gomez
Garcia David Alvin jones

Bacchanaal now start. What a beauty from Reon Moore
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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #455 on: November 20, 2023, 07:10:42 PM »
Any chance of a link? Seems like we are about to do something.  Them yanks shaking in their boots. 
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« Reply #456 on: November 20, 2023, 07:24:14 PM »
Two pieces of shit decision making in two minutes
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« Reply #457 on: November 20, 2023, 07:24:56 PM »
Should have been 3-1 twice now
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« Reply #458 on: November 20, 2023, 07:28:11 PM »
Why we playing like we have all d time in d world
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« Reply #459 on: November 20, 2023, 07:31:36 PM »
Rain fall in POS why d pitch lookin eat up
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« Reply #460 on: November 20, 2023, 07:33:05 PM »
I told you these Yanks fade once you fight them.
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« Reply #461 on: November 20, 2023, 07:51:44 PM »
Preacher I usually use
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« Reply #462 on: November 20, 2023, 07:54:15 PM »
Thank Peong. Will hang on to it. 
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« Reply #463 on: November 20, 2023, 07:58:52 PM »
Glorious defeat!

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« Reply #464 on: November 20, 2023, 07:59:28 PM »
Not for nothing…I never witness a Trinidad Team had a USA team on the back foot like that!!!
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« Reply #465 on: November 20, 2023, 08:07:06 PM »

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So that means we should beat them right? No excuses now

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« Reply #466 on: November 20, 2023, 08:08:20 PM »
It was like  Backs and Forwards in the second Half. We had them on the Back foot. Congrats for the Fight and victory. USA cant deal with a Physical Team.

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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #467 on: November 20, 2023, 08:08:51 PM »
Reon Moore hit they strong man defender a Marshawn Lynch kinda shove off, super goal from him

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« Reply #468 on: November 20, 2023, 08:19:56 PM »
Is finger pon lips now it's Eve time now. :D

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« Reply #469 on: November 20, 2023, 08:24:01 PM »
Proud of that effort. They scored 3 against us with 10 men and we scored 2 against them with 10 men. Not bad. I’d like to see more Auvray tho, he has one of the highest upsides on the team and plays a style we don’t have enough of on the pitch. I’m hoping Auvray can get into a decent league and reach his potential; but not even a short run for him is concerning.

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« Reply #470 on: November 20, 2023, 09:07:14 PM »
Great team effort, well deserved win and should serve as a confidence booster going forward :applause:

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« Reply #471 on: November 20, 2023, 09:20:09 PM »
should have been more though James really fluffed a golden opportunity on the break.....snatched when he had time for at least one touch to make some room, he had time even though d defender was on him 
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« Reply #472 on: November 20, 2023, 10:00:23 PM »
Yeah we had some opportunities where we should've been more clinical and some passes/crosses in and around the penalty were woeful but we're building. We'll need to clean those up for the playoff game.

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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #473 on: November 20, 2023, 11:53:15 PM »
lil damo...

The reason our players are not in bigger leagues is mainly because of our ranking, the spite for JW and also the agents are just not good enough

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« Reply #474 on: November 21, 2023, 12:32:41 AM »
So true Asylum: "If we can't play expressive football at home, where can we play it?" 

What we also saw is as soon as the calls stop going their way, they cracked. Knocking them out was in reach. These US "Pundits" wrote us off again. Has there ever been a US player to score those long range goals like Alvin?  I'll wait for those receipts. 
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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #475 on: November 21, 2023, 12:43:13 AM »
T&T beat USA 2-1 but fail in semi-final bid.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


A thunderous right-footed shot from Alvin Jones, coupled with a blistering shot from an acute angle, handed T&T's Soca Warriors to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the 10-man USA in the Concacaf Nations League 'A' quarterfinal encounter at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Monday night.

However, it was not enough to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament after the USA won the first encounter 3-0 in Austin, Texas last week that saw them progress 4-2 on aggregate.

The Warriors needed to win by three clear goals in front of their home crowd, and coach Eve presented an almost entirely different team that comprised mostly of attacking players.

Still, the Americans, who themselves fielded a team loaded with players from the European Leagues, took early possession and forced the acrobatic Denzil Smith into two early saves in the first four minutes from Antonee Robinson and Folarin Balogun.

Despite their early dominance, however, the attacking combination of Nathaniel James, Real Gill, Shannon Gomez and Reon Moore kept them on their toes.

The foursome combined about three times in the first half but could not get past the US defensive backline.

The USA expectedly drew first blood from a patient build-up that saw defender Sergio Dest deliver a pinpoint cross for Robinson to meet with a diving header past Smith in the T&T goal in the 26th minute.

Ten minutes later, the US could have had another, courtesy of another Dest cross from the right, but Giovanni Reyna could not beat Smith in goal.

Despite the US advantage, they were reduced to 10 men when Dest was given marching orders in the form of back-to-back yellow cards and a red for arguing with the referee in the 38th minute.

It was almost a form of justice for the Warriors, who lost Noah Powder at about the same time in the first game.

And with the US still shocked by the sending-off, the Warriors snatched the equaliser in the 42nd minute. The speedy Moore was put through on the right, and from almost an acute angle, he unleashed a thunderous shot that flew past Turner in the US goal for a 1-1 scoreline at the halfway stage.

Early T&T pressure on the resumption kept the crowd alive as the Warriors roared loudly. In fact, Daniel Phillips' thumping shot that came out of nothing just whisked past the USA upright.

Then, Jones, who lined up behind the ball for a freekick from some 20 yards out, caught Turner napping with a trademark shot that the US custodian could only push further into the roof of his own net in the 56th minute for a 2-1 advantage.

His goal was reminiscent of his freekick that put the Americans out of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2017 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

With the lead, the Warriors needed three more goals for a chance at a semi-final berth, and they could have gotten it in the 59th minute.

The usually prolific Nathaniel James sent galloping to goal and in a one-and-one collision with Turner from an earlier Gomez ball, but he somehow dragged his left footer attempt agonisingly wide of the post.

Both teams continued to trade punches in the moments that followed, but in the end, the Warriors claimed the win and would move to the Concacaf Nations League Play-In, which starts in March next year.

The USA, in the meanwhile, has assured themselves qualification to the Copa America next year.

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Comeback falls short: Trinidad and Tobago beat USA 2-1, lose 4-2 on aggregate.
By Roneil Walcott (T&T Newsday).


T&T lost 4-2 on aggregate to the US in their Concacaf Nations League A 2023/24 quarterfinal tie, but coach Angus Eve's Soca Warriors won over thousands of fans at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Monday night after getting an enthralling 2-1 win against the defending champions.

Trailing 3-0 on aggregate after the first leg in Austin, Texas on Thursday night, Eve and his team needed a herculean effort to overturn the visitors. Playing before roughly 10,000 supporters at the Mucurapo venue, the T&T team had an almighty go at the challenging task. The Soca Warriors gave a gutsy performance against the US team, and tremendous goals by Reon Moore and defender Alvin Jones saw T&T defeat the ten-man US team.

The US now advance to the Nations League semifinals and have also booked a spot in the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 tournament. T&T still have hopes of qualifying for Copa 2024, but their route will now be a lengthier one.

With ace striker Levi Garcia being ruled out on his birthday through injury, Eve turned some heads with his starting lineup which saw the trio of Real Gill, Nathaniel James and the bustling Moore all starting in attack. Moore had the Hasely Crawford venue jumping in the 43rd minute with a right-footed thunderbolt that flew past custodian Matthew Turner from a ridiculously tight angle to tie the scores at 1-1. The Defence Force attacker latched onto a sweet through pass from Jones and his finish was even sweeter.

Before that, the home spectators were yelling and shouting for other reasons, as US full-back Sergino Dest was sent off by referee Walter Lopez for a display of dissent in the 39th minute. The former Barcelona player got a pair of yellow cards within the space of roughly 30 seconds as he was firstly booked for hacking a ball into the covered stands after a call went against the US, while he got his second yellow after vigorously disagreeing with Lopez's original booking.

Dest was berated by Turner and his teammates for his petulance, but the talented flanker did have another meaningful contribution to the contest. In the 26th minute, he served up a delightful delivery from the right which was expertly headed in by Antonee Robinson to give the US a 1-0 lead.

The US had the better of the exchanges in the early stages of the high-octane match, as both Brenden Aaronson and Folarin Balogun forced fine saves from T&T goalkeeper Denzil "Peng" Smith in the opening five minutes. Aaronson drew another good save from Smith in the 15th minute, after a turnover by T&T left-back Andre Raymond, who had an otherwise stellar showing in defence for the Soca Warriors.

Raymond was arguably one of T&T's most solid players on the night, with Daniel Phillips, Andre Rampersad and Shannon Gomez also having good showings.

The scores were level at 1-1 after Moore's wicked blast, and the home supporters genuinely believed their team was still in the quarter-final tie at halftime.

With the numerical advantage, the T&T team came out full of vigour and intent in the second half, with James firing a warning shot over Turner's bar in the 47th minute. The industrious Phillips sent the next shot in anger seven minutes later, as he sent a long-range effort wide of the mark.

The next effort on goal was something special though, as Jones uncorked a brute of a right-footed free kick from 30-plus yards in the 57th minute. The rocket from Jones brought back memories for both sets of teams and supporters, as the right-back scored a similar jaw-dropping goal in a World Cup qualifier in 2017 to knock the US out of contention for Russia 2018. On Monday night, Jones's blast did not knock out the US, but it definitely reminded all and sundry of his prowess and accuracy from long range.

Owing to Robinson's away goal, T&T needed to win by an improbable four goals to clinch the tie. Try as they might, the Warriors could not quite find the back of the net again. It was not for a lack of trying, and the hosts should have taken a 3-1 lead on the hour mark.

After a US corner, Gomez showed great strength to hold off a US player as he played James through on goal. The Jamaican-based forward won his foot race with US captain Tim Ream but he dragged his left-footed shot agonisingly wide of Turner's goal. The T&T fans groaned in anguish as James' effort trickled wide of the post, as T&T's slender hopes of a spot in the Nations League semis slowly faded away.

T&T had a couple more chances in the encounter, as Gomez fired high and wide from a tight angle in the 62nd minute, while Andre Rampersad drew a fine save out of Turner just three minutes later.

T&T rarely troubled the US in the latter stages of the game, as players such as Robinson and Yunus Musah retained possession well under pressure and kept T&T at bay.

Even brought on the trio of Kristian Lee-Him, Duane Muckette and Malcolm Shaw in the latter stages of the game but T&T did not pose a great attacking threat thereafter.

At the final blow of Lopez's whistle, the US advanced to the Nations League semis but T&T won 2-1 on the night and gained the respect of thousands of supporters — local and abroad.

T&T can still advance to Copa 2024 with a win in a March 2024 playoff against one of the other losing quarter-finalists in the Nations League. On the evidence of the performance in the second leg against the US, coach Eve and T&T will fancy their chances against any potential opposition.

(Teams)

Trinidad and Tobago (4-4-2): 22.Denzil Smith (GK); 16.Alvin Jones, 2.Aubrey David (captain), 17.Justin Garcia, 6.Andre Raymond (3.Ross Russell Jr 90); 14.Shannon Gomez, 12.Daniel Phillips (23.Kristian Lee Him 77), 18.Andre Rampersad, 10.Real Gill (7.Ryan Telfer 60); 13.Reon Moore (8.Duane Muckette 77), 9.Nathaniel James (19.Malcolm Shaw 77).

Unused substitutes: 1.Christopher Biggette (GK), 21.Jabari St Hillaire (GK), 4.Jesse Williams, 5.Michel-Poon Angeron, 15.Kevon Goddard, 20.Kaïlé Auvray.

Coach: Angus Eve

United States (4-3-3): 1.Matthew Turner (GK); 2.Sergino Dest [Red card 38], 3.Cameron Carter-Vickers, 13.Tim Ream (captain), 5.Antonee Robinson; 6.Yunus Musah, 14.Luca De La Torre (22.Lenny Maloney 89), 7.Giovanni Reyna (19.Joseph Scally 41); 9.Ricardo Pepi (17.Malik Tillman 64), 20.Folarin Balogun, 11.Brenden Aaronson.

Unused substitutes: 18.Ethan Horvath (GK), 21.Gabriel Slonina (GK), 4.Christopher Richards, 10.Alejandro Zendejas, 12.Miles Robinson, 15.Paxten Aaronson, 16.Kevin Paredes. 23.Kris Lund.

Coach: Gregg Berhalter

Referee: Walter Lopez (Guatemala)

WATCH USA vs Trinidad & Tobago - All Goals & Highlights - Quarter Final | Nations League

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Re: 2022/23 Concacaf Nations League Thread
« Reply #476 on: November 21, 2023, 05:12:59 AM »
I must admit that l only saw the highlights...but these guys first touch really suck...after Reon scored....l had a thought...if it were KJ...would he have fallen...while fighting off the defender..🤔🤔

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« Reply #477 on: November 21, 2023, 08:54:21 AM »
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« Reply #478 on: November 21, 2023, 09:14:10 AM »
Controversial -  The ranking is a good point, we need to start climbing and hopefully that win helps. The agents and their connections is another more difficult issue for our players. Can the football association create relationships with these leagues to get our players in? Not the top tier leagues like England, Germany, Italy and Spain but the next tier like Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland etc.

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« Reply #479 on: November 21, 2023, 12:35:16 PM »
As an aside Dest is real asshole hot head......what an absolute liability..........would meet him to say thanks but he might want to fight........lol
I pity the fool....

 

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