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After his spectacular fourth international goal carried Trinidad and Tobago to a 2-1 victory in Guatemala on Friday night, Khaleem Hyland, the Belgium-based KVC Westerloo midfielder, is calling for a full turnout of Trinidad and Tobago fans when the United States rolls into town for another qualifier on Tuesday night.

“It will be a very big game,” Hyland said of Tuesday’s qualifier against the United States, which kicks off at 7.09 p.m. at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

He continued: “It’s a long time we have been playing great football and we hope we can get a full crowd - full support for the game against the USA.”

The last two visits by the United States to the twin-island Caribbean republic saw honours being split.

Goals from Russell Latapy and Dwight Yorke in 2008, gave T&T a 2-1 win over a USA team which included current starting keeper Brad Guzan, striker Josy Altidore and faded child prodigy Freddy Adu, while the USA won 1-0 in 2009 via a stunning Ricardo Clarke goal.

Hyland scored Trinidad and Tobago’s first goal when they won 2-1 in Guatemala in their opening match of the semi-final stage of CONCACAF Zone qualifying for the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup on Friday.