Sat, Jul

Joevin Jones vs Mexico

Chicago Fire Joevin Jones says he knew from the moment the free kick was awarded during the second half of the recent international friendly with Mexico that it was his for the taking.

The former W Connection man struck a left footer which flew into the right corner of the net to put T&T 3-2 ahead in another exhilarating contest with “El Tri” last Friday at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. That was his second goal for T&T in 46 appearances.

“Once the referee blew for the foul and I saw where it was I knew that was my range. I’ve scored those before. The momentum was there. We were having a good game and it just felt perfect at the time,” Jones said. 

“Evidently, the execution was perfect and it put T&T back into the lead before the Mexicans rallied to grab a late equaliser.

“It was disappointing not to hold on for the win but the good thing is we never cracked during the game. Even when they came back to level it we kept our heads and we kept playing which is the way these games are helping us. We have a bit of work to do still for the qualifiers but I’m feeling good at the moment about where the team is heading.”