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U.S. MNT Prepares To Face Trinidad & Tobago at Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. ET


U.S. Men's National Team Game Notes
USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago
2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

ROAD SHOW: After taking care of business at home against El Salvador, the United States is staring at a huge opportunity to get points on the road when they face Trinidad & Tobago this Wednesday in Port of Spain.  While there are four teams packed tightly at the top of the table, the U.S. has its destiny in its own hands with three games remaining.  Trinidad & Tobago is not so fortunate, sitting in last place in the group and on the brink of elimination.  Kickoff at Hasely Crawford Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET.  ESPN Classic begins coverage with a 30-minute pregame show at 6:30 p.m., while TeleFutura picks up the game live beginning at 7 p.m. ET.  Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter.

QUICK HITS

  • The U.S. traveled to Port of Spain with 22 players. Jay DeMerit returned to his club while he continues to rehab a strained left groin suffered in training in Utah last week, while Conor Casey did not join the group following surgery to remove wisdom teeth. Charlie Davies suffered a contusion on his left calf against El Salvador which forced him to be substituted in the second half, but the injury was not serious and he is expected to be available for selection on Wednesday.
  • There are no suspended players for either team heading into Wednesday evening’s match. Oguchi Onyewu returns following his one-match ban.
  • The match on Sept. 9 will mark the 21st meeting between the United States and Trinidad & Tobago. The U.S. holds a commanding 15-2-3 record in the series dating back to 1982, with 32 goals scored and 10 conceded.  All eight of the USA’s matches in Trinidad have been held in Port-of-Spain, where the U.S. holds a 4-2-2 record.
  • The U.S. is 3-3-1 on the road overall in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
  • This is the fourth consecutive World Cup qualifying cycle in which the U.S. and T&T have faced off, and the sixth overall since 1985. The U.S. holds a 10-1-2 record in qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago, including a 3-1-1 record in Trinidad.
  • The teams were grouped together in the semifinal phase of 2010 World Cup qualifying, splitting the results as the U.S. collected a 3-0 victory on Sept. 10 in Bridgeview, Ill., before the Soca Warriors ended the USA’s seven-match unbeaten run in qualifying with a 2-1 victory on Oct. 15, 2008, in Port-of-Spain.
  • Four players on the U.S. roster appeared in the last meeting in Trinidad. Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan and José Francisco Torres started the match, while Charlie Davies replaced Freddy Adu and tallied the USA’s lone goal, which was also his first international goal for the full team. Davies has recorded two goals in qualifying, the other on Aug. 12 against Mexico.
  • That match marked the first-ever start for Torres, and was his second appearance for the U.S.
  • Five players on the U.S. roster have scored against T&T: Altidore, Michael Bradley, Brian Ching, Davies and Landon Donovan. Altidore leads all scorers with three goals, having recorded a hat trick in the 3-0 win on April 1 in Nashville. At 19, he became the youngest U.S. player in the modern era to score three goals in one game. All of his tallies that game were assisted by Donovan.
  • With his goal in the 2-1 win against El Salvador on Sept. 5 in Sandy, Utah, Altidore remained the USA’s leading scorer in the 2010 qualifying cycle with six goals. Dempsey moved into second place on the list with his game-tying goal that day, now on five goals scored.
  • Earning ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors that night, Donovan continued to add to his all-time leading assists total, reaching 40 with two stunningly served balls to the heads of Dempsey and Altidore.
  • Removing the two goals he has scored, Donovan has assisted on seven of the 11 other U.S. goals in the final round.
  • Donovan has the most appearances against T&T of any player on the roster, recording one goal in six games.  He and Steve Cherundolo are the only two players in this U.S. group to have played in both final round qualifiers in Port of Spain in the previous two World Cup cycles: a 0-0 draw on Nov. 11, 2001, that closed out the 2002 qualifying campaign, and the 2-1 victory on Feb. 9, 2005, that opened the Hexagonal for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
  • Bradley, Carlos Bocanegra, Dempsey and Donovan have started 12 out of 14 qualifiers this cycle. Donovan has the most minutes in qualifying (1,070), with Bocanegra (1,060) and Bradley (1,055) close behind.
  • Donovan now has eight assists in 2009, one shy of Cobi Jones’ record of nine in one season.
  • With their appearance against El Salvador, Chad Marshall and Kyle Beckerman became the 29th and 30th players, respectively, used in the final round of qualifying, and 41st and 42nd in the 2010 campaign overall
  • Stuart Holden made his World Cup qualifying debut when he came on as a sub in the game at Estadio Azteca. He reprised that role in the 2-1 win against El Salvador.
  • Tim Howard, who earned the Golden Glove award in South Africa as the tournament’s best goalkeeper, has seven shutouts in 13 career World Cup qualifiers.  Two of those clean sheets have come against T&T, a pair of 3-0 victories in the only times he has faced Wednesday’s opponent.
  • Dempsey, honored with the Bronze Ball as the third best player in the Confederations Cup, tallied three times in South Africa, including goals against Spain and Brazil.
  • With the win against El Salvador, Howard has tied Brad Friedel with 27 wins for third on the all-time list behind Keller (53) and Meola (37).
  • In 12 games in 2009, Altidore has recorded six goals without also registering an assist, the most goals without a helper since Frank Klopas scored eight times without adding an assist to his stat sheet in 1994.

CONCACAF CONGESTING AT THE TOP: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is clogging up at the top end of the Hexagonal, with four teams separated by just one point. Honduras handled T&T at home on Saturday to seize control of the top spot of the group, ahead of the USA on goal differential. Mexico has seemingly righted the ship in their qualification campaign, getting their first points on the road with a 3-0 thrashing of Costa Rica at Estadio Saprissa. The loss for Los Ticos dropped them into fourth place, the spot which will eventually meet the fifth-placed team in CONEMBOL for a spot in South Africa. The latter half of September's double date sees the USA traveling to Trinidad, El Salvador playing host to Costa Rica at Estadio Cuscatlan and Honduras looking for a massive result against Mexico in Estadio Azteca.

 

Team

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts.

Honduras

7

4

2

1

14

7

7

13

United States

7

4

2

1

13

9

4

13

Mexico

7

4

3

0

11

9

2

12

Costa Rica

7

4

3

0

9

12

-3

12

El Salvador

7

1

4

2

7

10

-3

5

Trinidad & Tobago

7

1

4

2

8

15

-7

5

Matchday 7 – Sept. 5, 2009
Costa Rica 0, Mexico 3
United States 2, El Salvador 1
Honduras 4, Trinidad & Tobago 1

Matchday 8 – Sept. 9, 2009
Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States, 7 p.m. ET
El Salvador vs. Costa Rica, 9 p.m. ET
Mexico vs. Honduras, 9 p.m. ET

Matchday 9 – Oct. 10, 2009
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 10 p.m. ET
Mexico vs. El Salvador, TBD
Honduras vs. United States, TBD

Matchday 10
United States vs. Costa Rica, TBD
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico, TBD
El Salvador vs. Honduras, TBD

DOING THE MATH: While a lot of variables still remain to determine which teams will represent CONCACAF at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, consider these facts for the U.S. heading into the final three games:

  • A win against Trinidad & Tobago, or a tie coupled with an El Salvador loss or tie against Costa Rica, would clinch a top-four finish for the U.S. There is no scenario for the U.S. to clinch a top three position on MatchDay 8.
  • El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago need at least a point to stave off elimination – and even that won’t assure their qualifying runs will continue. If either Costa Rica or Mexico get at least one point, El Salvador and T & T need to win to stay in the running for a top-three place. If both Costa Rica and Mexico get one point, only a win will keep El Salvador and T & T in the running for the fourth-place playoff position.
  • In the previous two World Cup cycles, the third place team qualified for the World Cup with 16 points in 2006, and 17 points in 2002.
  • The U.S. finished in third place during the 2002 cycle, qualifying on MatchDay 9 with a 2-1 victory on Oct. 7, 2001, against Jamaica.  In the 2006 cycle, the U.S. booked their ticket in the seventh game of the 10-match round-robin, earning a comprehensive 2-0 win against Mexico on Sept. 3, 2005, in Columbus.
  • If qualifying ended today, Honduras, the United States and Mexico would earn the three automatic berths for CONCACAF.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Average Age: 25.7                           Average Caps: 29.5
Most Caps: 117 (Landon Donovan)     Fewest Caps: 1 (Robbie Findley)
Oldest: 31 (Brian Ching)                   Youngest: 19 (Jozy Altidore)

Play professionally in: USA (9), England (5), Germany (2), France (2), Denmark (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Norway (1)

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Seven players each on both the U.S. and T & T rosters are carrying cautions into the match, meaning their next yellow card will trigger a one-game suspension:

USA                              T & T
Jozy Altidore                  Radanhaf Abu Bakr
Carlos Bocanegra            Carlos Edwards
Steve Cherundolo           Khaleem Hyland
Ricardo Clark                 Kenwyne Jones
Clint Dempsey               Trent Noel
Landon Donovan           Silvio Spann
Benny Feilhaber             Aurtis Whitley

GAME-WINNERS: With his goal against El Salvador, Jozy Altidore became the fourth U.S. player to record multiple game-winning goals in this World Cup cycle. Michael Bradley has a pair of game-winners to his credit, including the brilliant flick against T&T on Sept. 10 in the 3-0 win in Bridgeview, Ill., and both goals in the 2-0 win against Mexico on Feb. 11 in Columbus. Carlos Bocanegra headed home the lone goal in the 1-0 win on Aug. 20, 2008, at Guatemala to open the semifinal round, then repeated the feat to help the U.S. past Honduras on June 6 in Chicago. Clint Dempsey recorded two game-winning goals in World Cup qualifying last year – against Barbados on June 15 in Carson, Calif., and in the 1-0 win on Sept. 6 in Cuba. Overall, seven U.S. scorers have GWG next to their name on the scoresheet in this cycle.

RALLY CAPS: The come from behind win against El Salvador marked the second consecutive home qualifier the U.S. has erased a deficit to take three points.  On June 6 in Chicago, goals by Landon Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra nullified an early strike by Carlo Costly. The U.S. staged a different kind of comeback on March 28 in El Salvador when Frankie Hejduk had a goal and an assist to earn a 2-2 draw in El Salvador. The rally marked the first time that the team had faced and erased a two-goal deficit on the road. The USA’s previous two-goal come back came Oct. 8, 1995 at RFK Stadium, when the U.S. spotted Saudi Arabia three goals in 29 minutes until a four-goal rally culminated in a goal by Roy Lassiter to lift the U.S. to a stunning 4-3 victory.

LD SNATCHES ANOTHER RECORD: Landon Donovan holds numerous records for the U.S. Men's National Team, and last Saturday he set another. With 32 career appearances in World Cup qualifying, Donovan surpassed former teammates and national team standouts Kasey Keller, Eddie Pope, and Claudio Reyna when he started against El Salvador.   

World Cup Qualifying All-Time Appearances
Name                            Apps.                Era
1. Landon Donovan         32                     2000-2009
2. Kasey Keller              31                     1990-2007
    Eddie Pope               31                     1996-2006
    Claudio Reyna           31                     1994-2006
5. Cobi Jones                30                     1992-2004
    Earnie Stewart           30                     1990-2004
7. Jeff Agoos                 26                     1988-2003
    DaMarcus Beasley     26                     2001-2009
9. Brian McBride            25                     1993-2006

GAME NO. 20 ON THE WORLD TOUR: Wednesday’s match represents the 20th international for the U.S. team in 2009, and the 19th game in official competition, which is already the most ever in a calendar year (the previous record was 16 in 2005). The U.S. holds a record of 11-6-2 through the first seven months of the year, scoring 36 goals, surrendering 28, and earning seven shutouts with three different goalkeepers. There have been four games against teams in the top 10 in the world (Spain, Brazil twice, and Italy), the first erasure of a two-goal deficit to earn at least a point in 13 years (against El Salvador in March), two come-from-behind wins at home (against Honduras and El Salvador), and consecutive appearances in international tournament finals.

INTO THE NEXT 50: Since January of 2007 it has been the charge of U.S. head coach Bob Bradley to achieve the most important goal of any soccer playing nation: qualification for the FIFA World Cup. With 51 games under his belt, seeing 85 different players at least once and the process of reaching South Africa in 2010 in full swing, a review of the body of work during the past two years points to the U.S. clearly heading in the right direction. Bradley’s 31 victories in 50 games outdistanced his predecessor Bruce Arena, who had collected 25 victories at this point in his tenure.  Since the start of the four-year cycle, the U.S. has:

  • produced the best finish ever at a FIFA tournament, finishing second at the FIFA Confederations Cup
  • won six straight FIFA World Cup qualifiers in a row in 2008, a new team record (June 15-Oct. 15)
  • won the CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2007 to qualify for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • won by the largest margin of victory in U.S. World Cup qualifying history (8-0 vs. Barbados on June 15, 2008)
  • won back-to-back games in Europe for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007 @ Switzerland and March 26, 2008 @ Poland)
  • won three straight matches on the road for the first time in team history (Oct. 17, 2007 @ Switzerland, Nov. 17, 2007 @ South Africa and March 26, 2008 @ Poland)
  • played seven matches against four teams ranked in the top five in the world at the time they stepped on the field against them (Argentina, Brazil-3, Italy, Spain-2)
  • played matches on four continents
  • posted 1-1-1 record against No. 1-ranked teams, including a semifinal upset of Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup.

THE BRADLEY BREAKDOWN
Record
All-Time: 32-14-5
Qualifying: 11-3-1
Gold Cup: 10-1-1
Goals For: 97
Goals Against: 57
Shutouts: 21

Record vs. …
CONCACAF: 22-4-4, 59 GF, 26 GA
CONMEBOL: 1-6-1, 9 GF, 19 GA
UEFA: 6-4-0, 15 GF, 10 GA
AFC: 1-0-0, 4 GF, 1 GA
CAF: 2-0-0, 4 GF, 0 GA

Record when …
Leading at half: 21-2-2
Losing at half: 2-4-1
Tied at half: 9-8-2

STARTING ANEW: Before losing to Mexico in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, the U.S. had gone 58 games without losing to a CONCACAF opponent on home soil. This past Saturday against El Salvador, the USA started a new streak, grabbing their first win but here's a look back at the 58-game unbeaten run stretching more than eight years. During the run the U.S. went 4-0-0 against Trinidad & Tobago, with wins on June 20, 2001, Aug. 17, 2005, June 9, 2007, and Sept. 10, 2008.

2001:  1-0-0; 2 GF, 1 GA
2002:  7-0-1; 19 GF, 0 GA (8 clean sheets)
2003:  5-0-1; 16 GF, 2 GA (5)
2004:  5-0-2; 17 GF, 2 GA (5)
2005:  10-0-2; 22 GF, 4 GA (9)
2006:  1-0-2; 5 GF, 1 GA (2)
2007:  7-0-1; 15 GF, 3 GA (4)
2008:  4-0-1; 21 GF, 3 GA (3)
2009:  7-0-1; 19 GF, 5 GA (5)
Total: 47-0-11; 136 GF, 21 GA (41 clean sheets)

SPREADING THE WEALTH: With his goal on March 28 in El Salvador, Frankie Hejduk became the 14th different U.S. player to score in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Hejduk joined Carlos Bocanegra (2) and Oguchi Onyewu (1) as the other defenders to score in qualifying. Jozy Altidore leads all scorers (6), with Clint Dempsey (5) right behind him. Michael Bradley (4), Brian Ching (4) and Landon Donovan (4) have found the net with some frequency, while Charlie Davies (2) and DaMarcus Beasley (2) have also registered multiple goals. Also on the score sheet with one goal each are Freddy Adu, Kenny Cooper, Eddie Johnson and Eddie Lewis, who made his goal count as the game-winner on June 22, 2008, against Barbados.

BY THE NUMBERS: U.S. IN WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
0 – Losses at home in qualifying under Bob Bradley
1 – Players on this roster without an appearance in World Cup qualifying (Robbie Findley)
6 – Goals by Jozy Altidore in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, good for the team lead
8 – Total clean sheets kept by Tim Howard and Brad Guzan out of 14 games
11 - Goals for Landon Donovan in World Cup qualifying history, the USA's all-time leader
42 – Players with at least one appearance in 2010 World Cup qualifying

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IN FOCUS: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO FACT FILE
Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation
Founded: 1908 (Joined FIFA in 1963)
Nickname: The Soca Warriors
Head Coach: Russell Latapy (Trinidad & Tobago)
Best World Cup Finish: First Round, 2006
Best CONCACAF Gold Cup Finish: Semifinal Round, 2000
Caps Leader: Angus Eve (117)
Top Scorer: Stern John (69)
Key Players:  Kenwyne Jones, Carlos Edwards, Cornell Glen

LAST CHANCE SALOON: Nothing less than a point will save the Soca Wariors from being eliminated from the 2010 FIFA World Cup and even then that may not be enough. The side which qualified for the 2006 World Cup has had a rocky road to climb, and they will be eliminated if the USA wins or if Costa Rica and Mexico do not lose on Wednesday. After scraping through the semifinal round on the last day of play, Trinidad & Tobago has never hit top gear in the final round and a haul of just five points from seven games leaves them teetering on the brink. They slumped to a 4-1 defeat to in-form Honduras on Matchday 7, but the team returns home to Hasely Crawford Stadium as they go in search of a result to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

FROM THE LINEUP TO THE TOUCHLINE: Since the last time Trinidad & Tobago faced the U.S. there has been a shakeup in the T&T coaching staff. Francisco Maturana was dismissed in early April following the defeat to the USA in Nashville, and T&T legend Russell Latapy took his place on the bench. Latapy, who played for the Soca Warriors for more than 20 years, scored the tying goal against the USA when the sides met in Port of Spain last October. Also on Latapy's staff is Dwight Yorke, another titan of Trini soccer, as the former forward retired from international play just last week. Like Latapy, Yorke scored against the USA during that semifinal round meeting at Hasely Crawford, netting from the penalty spot to seal the win for the home team. The two former players will have much different roles this time around as they try to mastermind a lifesaving win against the USA.

CALLING 'EM IN: Russell Latapy has called in 22 players to the roster for the game against USA. Trinidad's roster features two new recruits in Jlloyd Samuel and Bobby Zamora, after both acquired their Trinidad passports last month. The duo is based in the Premier League in England, with Samuel at Bolton and Zamora a teammate of Clint Dempsey's at Fulham. The roster features MLS striker Cornell Glen of the San Jose Earthquakes. In the wake of the retirements of Yorke and Latapy, Kenwyne Jones will bear much of the responsibility for the Soca Warriors. The hulking forward who has been in good form for Sunderland thus far this year wore the captain’s armband for T&T in the last game, and he will be relied upon for a big performance Wednesday night.

Trinidad & Tobago Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Clayton Ince (Walsall), Marvin Phillip (W Connnection), Jan Michael Williams (W Connection)
DEFENDERS (6): Radanfah Abu Bakr (Swansea City), Marvin Andrews (Hamilton Academical), Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton Wanderers), Silvio Spann (Wrexham), Keyeno Thomas (Joe Public), Keston Williams (Defence Force)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Lyndon Andrews (Joe Public), Chris Birchall (LA Galaxy), Keon Daniel (United Petrotrin), Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town), Hughton Hector (W Connection), Trent Noel (Joe Public), Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA), Hayden Tinto (Joe Public)
FORWARDS (5): Kerry Baptiste (Joe Public), Cornell Glen (San Jose Earthquakes), Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland), Jason Scotland (Wigan Athletic), Bobby Zamora (Fulham)

LAST TIME…
On the field for USA in World Cup qualifying

Sept. 5, 2009 – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah – FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Final Round, Matchday 7
USA                 2          Clint Dempsey 41, Jozy Altidore 45+2
El Salvador      1          Christian Castillo 32

USA:  1-Tim Howard; 2-Jonathan Spector, 15-Chad Marshall, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 12-Jonathan Bornstein; 8-Clint Dempsey , 5-Benny Feilhaber (16-Kyle Beckerman, 80), 4-Michael Bradley, 10-Landon Donovan; 9-Charlie Davies (7-Stuart Holden, 73), 17-Jozy Altidore (14-José Francisco Torres, 85)
Subs not used: 6-Steve Cherundolo, 11-Brian Ching, 13-Robbie Rogers, 18-Brad Guzan
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

SLV: 1-Miguel Montes; 3-Marvin González, 4-Mardoqueo Gonzalez, 12-Manuel Salazar, 13-Deris Umanzor; 5-Ramón Flores (14-William Reyes, 63), 6-Arturo Álvarez (8-Osael Romero, 50), 7-Ramón Sánchez (capt.), 10-Eliseo Quintanilla (9-Rudis Corrales, 75), 17-Christian Castillo; 11-Rodolfo Zelaya
Subs not used: 2-Alexander Escobar, 15-Alfredo Pacheco, 16-Denis Alas, 18-Dagoberto Portillo
Head Coach: Carlos de los Cobos

On the field for Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup qualifying

Sept. 5, 2009 – Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula, Honduras – 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Final Round, Matchday 7
Honduras                     4          Carlos Pavon 20, 28, Amado Guevara 62, David Suazo 83
Trinidad & Tobago       1          Kerry Baptiste 86

HON: 18-Noel Valladares; 2-Erick Norales, 3-Maynor Figueroa, 6-Hendry Thomas, 7-Amado Guevara (capt.) (4-Edgar Alvarez, 72), 8-Jerry Palacios (15-David Suazo, 59), 9-Carlos Pavon, 11-Ramon Nunez, 12-Emilio Izaguirre, 16-Mauricio Sabillon, 17-Elvis Turcios (13-Melvin Valladares, 77)
Subs not used: 1-Ricardo Canales, 5-Victor Bernardez, 10-Julio de Leon, 14-Oscar Garcia
Head Coach: Reinaldo Rueda

TRI: 1-Clayton Ince; 2-Jlloyd Samuel, 3-Radanfa Abu Bakr, 4-Marvin Andres, 7-Densill Theobald (Densill Theobald, 76), 8-Trent Noel, 11-Carlos Edwards, 12-Keon Daniel (14-Kerry Baptiste, 79), 13-Cornell Glen, 16-Silvio Spann (10-Hayden Tinto, 46), 17-Kenwyne Jones (capt.)
Subs not used: 5-Keyeno Thomas, 6-Hunghtun Hector, 9-Jason Scotland, 18-Marvin Phillip
Head Coach: Russell Latapy

On the field for USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago in World Cup qualifying

April 1, 2009 – LP Field, Nashville, Tenn. –  2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Final Round, Matchday 3
USA                             3          Jozy Altidore 13, 71, 89
Trinidad & Tobago       0         

USA: 1-Tim Howard; 2-Frankie Hejduk, 3-Carlos Bocanegra (capt.), 5-Oguchi Onyewu, 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 8-Clint Dempsey (16-Sacha Kljestan, 84), 12-Michael Bradley, 4-Pablo Mastroeni, 10-Landon Donovan, 11-Brian Ching (6- José Francisco Torres, 81), 17-Jozy Altidore
Subs not used: 18-Brad Guzan, 9-Eddie Johnson, 13-Maurice Edu, 14-Jay DeMerit, 15-Jonathan Bornstein
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

TRI: 1-Clayton Ince; 3-Aklie Edwards, 8-Anthony Wolfe (4-Makan Hislop, 46), 5-Keyeno Thomas, 6-Dennis Lawrence; 7-Christopher Birchall (16-Khaleem Hyland, 56), 11-Carlos Edwards, 2-Clyde Leon, 17-Keon Daniel (12-Jason Scotland, 71); 15-Kenwyne Jones, 14-Stern John
Subs not used: 9-Trent Noel, 10-Russell Latapy, 13-Densill Theobald, 18-Jan Michael Williams
Head Coach: Francisco Maturana

On the field for Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA in Trinidad

Oct. 15, 2008 – Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad – 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Semifinal Round, Matchday 5
Trinidad & Tobago       2          Russell Latapy 61, Dwight Yorke 79 (pk)
USA                             1          Charlie Davies 75

TRI: 1-Clayton Ince; 3-Akile Edwards, 5-Keyeno Thomas (4-Makan Hislop, 35), 6-Dennis Lawrence; 7-Chris Brichill, 9-Keon Daniel, 10-Russell Latapy (8-Khaleem Hyland, 76), 11-Carlos Edwards, 16-Silvio Spann, 12-Jason Scotland (14-Stern John, 67), 17-Dwight Yorke
Subs: 2-Clyde Leon, 13-Osei Telesford, 15-Darryl Roberts, 18-Marvin Phillip
Head Coach: Francisco Maturana

USA: 18-Brad Guzan; 2-Frankie Hejduk, 14-Danny Califf, 5-Michael Orozco, 15-Heath Pearce (11-Chris Rolfe, 88); 16-Sacha Kljestan, 4-José Francisco Torres (8-Danny Szetela, 84), 17-Freddy Adu (10-Charlie Davies, 69), 13-Maurice Edu, 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 9-Jozy Altidore
Subs: 1-Troy Perkins, 3-Jonathan Bornstein, 6-Marvell Wynne, 12-Brian Carroll
Head Coach: Bob Bradley

 

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