• Wednesday Jun 07, 2017

    WCQ Game Guide: USA v Trinidad & Tobago

    Action from the World Cup qualifier host Trinidad & Tobago and the USA (white jersey) on November 17, 2015, in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: CA-Images)

    2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

    CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 5 

    Date: June 8, 2017

    Match: USA v Trinidad & Tobago

    Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, Colorado, USA

    Time: 10:00 p.m. ET 

    MATCH OFFICIALS

    R: Oscar Moncada (Honduras) 

    AR1: Christian Ramirez (Honduras) 

    AR2: Melvyn Cruz (Honduras )

    4th: Raul Castro (Honduras) 

    SUSPENSIONS

    USA: none

    Trinidad & Tobago: none 

    ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES

    USA leads: 12W-3D-1L (25GF, 5GA) 

    LAST WCQ MEETNG

    September 6, 2016: USA 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0

    Sacha Kljestan 43’; Jozy Altidore 59’, 62’; Paul Arriola 71’ 

    FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM

    USA: DWLLW

    Trinidad & Tobago: LWLLL 

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS 

    USA (Overall record: 5W-2D-3L … 28GF, 10GA)

    13.11.15 USA v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-1

    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0

    25.03.16 Guatemala v USA 2-0

    29.03.16 USA v Guatemala 4-0

    02.09.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v USA 0-6

    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0

    11.11.16 USA v Mexico 1-2

    15.11.16 Costa Rica v USA 4-0

    24.03.17 USA v Honduras 6-0

    28.03.17 Panama v USA 1-1 

    Trinidad Tobago (Overall record: 4W-2D-4L … 15GF, 15GA)

    13.11.15 Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago 1-2

    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0

    25.03.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Trinidad & Tobago 2-3

    29.03.16 Trinidad & Tobago v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0

    02.09.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala 2-2

    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0

    11.11.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica 0-2

    15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1

    24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0

    28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS 

    USA: Jozy Altidore (6); Clint Dempsey (5); Christian Pulisic, Bobby Wood (3); Geoff Cameron, Sacha Kljestan (2); Paul Arriola, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson, Sebastian Lletget, Gyasi Zardes, Graham Zusi (1) 

    Trinidad & Tobago: Kenwyne Jones, Joevin Jones (3); Trevin Caesar, Levi Garcia, Kevin Molino (2); Sheldon Bateau, Khaleem Hyland, Carlyle Mitchell (1)  

    FINAL ROUND SUMMARY 

    USA: After opening the final round with two straight losses, the U.S. (4th place: 1W-1D-2L, 4 points) replaced head coach Jurgen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena. The second Arena era opened with a sparkling 6-0 win over visiting Honduras and then a 1-1 draw at Panama. Those encounters were marked by the reemergence of forward Clint Dempsey, who scored four goals – including three against Honduras -- following a long layoff for an irregular heartbeat. 

    Trinidad & Tobago: Similar to the U.S., Trinidad & Tobago (6th place: 1-0-3, 3) opened the Hexagonal with two straight loss and replaced head coach Stephen Hart with Tom Saintfiet, who left after a month in charge. Former T&T international Dennis Lawrence was put in charge and -- in his competitive debut – masterminded a 1-0 win over visiting Panama on matchday four on Kevin Molino’s 37th-minute goal. A narrow 1-0 loss to first-place Mexico followed, but it appears that confidence has been restored, especially on the defensive end of the field.  

    FAST FACTS 

    USA

    - Played in every World Cup from Italy 1990 through Brazil 2014 … longest active streak by any CONCACAF side.

    - Holds record for most Hexagonal wins (30) and most first-place finishes (3).

    - Scored most goals in fourth-round WCQ play (20 … Guatemala #2 with 18).

    - Clint Dempsey is the USA’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup Qualifying with 18 goals.

    - With 56 goals, Clint Dempsey is one goal short of equaling Landon Donovan’s all-time U.S. record. 

    Trinidad & Tobago

    - Qualified for only one FIFA World Cup, playing in Germany 2006 after overcoming Bahrain in a two-match playoff, 2-1 on aggregate.

    - Current forward Kenwyne Jones appeared in two matches at the 2006 World Cup (entered as a first-half substitute in 2-0 loss v Paraguay … started and played 70 minutes in 2-0 loss v England).

    - Conceded one goals in last two WCQs, after conceding 11 in previous four.

    - Competing in fourth Hexagonal.  

    ONE MORE THING

    - Trinidad & Tobago’s only win over the U.S. in WCQ play came at home on October 15, 2008, 2-1 (Russell Latapy 60’; Dwight Yorke 79’ / Charlie Davies 74’).

     

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Mexico int’l Hernandez moves to West Ham

West Ham United announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to acquire Mexico international Javier Hernandez.

T&T int’l Boatswain joins Alajuelense

Alajuelense announced Tuesday the signing of Trinidad & Tobago international Jamille Boatswain on a reported two-year contract.

Trinidad int’l Bateau loaned to Kairat Almaty

Trinidad & Tobago international Sheldon Bateau completed a six-month loan move to Kazakhstan’s Kairat Almaty from Krylia Sovetov Samara.

T&T ready to persevere for World Cup goal

You certainly can’t blame the Trinidad & Tobago players and coaching staff if they believe that the team’s record in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying should be better than what the standings indicate.

Panama cherishes ‘marvelous’ draw

For Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez, Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Honduras was one to cherish.