The Trinis name 22 to Qualifying squad…

The Trinidad & Tobago team that will face the United States next week has been named, and it includes 3 Premiership strikers in Bobby Zamora (Fulham), Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland), and Jason Scotland (Wigan). The trio of talented strikers are eligible and healthy together for the first time, giving them quite the front line. Also eligible for his first qualifying match is Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel, bolstering a defensive line that has been suspect through qualifying. Also, Trindad winger Carlos Edwards has just completed a move from Sunderland to Ipswich, which is coached by his former Sunderland manager Roy Keane.

As far as I understand, Dwight Yorke is also part of the squad for the match with Honduras (Saturday), but will officially retire from football following the game. Yorke recently finished his contract with Sydney FC (Australia) and has not been able to secure a contract since, leaving him out of football for the first time in his career.

The glaring omission from the roster is Denis Lawrence, who typically captains the squad.

T&T Roster
Goalkeepers: Clayton Ince, Marvin Phillip, Jan Michael Williams

Defenders: Keyeno Thomas, Radanfah Abu Bakr, Marvin Andrews, Jlloyd Samuel, Silvio Spann, Keston Williams

Midfielders: Lyndon Andrews, Hughton Hector, Densill Theobald, Carlos Edwards, Trent Noel, Chris Birchall, Keon Daniel, Hayden Tinto

Forwards
: Kerry Baptiste, Kenwyne Jones, Jason Scotland, Bobby Zamora, Cornell Glen

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2 Responses

  1. Soca Warriors scare me. They want a WC berth bad, and Bizo Bradley is a f*cking idiot… Not a good combo for us.

  2. Maybe if they had Zamora and Samuel, from jump they’d have a better chance of qualifying. The game I got to watch them against El Salvador, they were dominant in the first half but couldn’t finish and were terrible in the second half, barely hanging on for the 1-0 win. Of course Zamora isn’t phenomenal at finishing either. They did have Scotland for that game (came on as a sub) and Kenwyne Jones started.

    I can’t say for certain, but Lawrence might be taking the fall for the Warriors awful defense in the Hexegonal. In their game against El Salvador, the commentary spoke of their second half play throughout the round having been awful, especially across the backline. Hopefully Samuel helps in that department.

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