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    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)


    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 


    R: Oscar Moncada (Honduras) 

    AR1: Christian Ramirez (Honduras) 

    AR2: Melvyn Cruz (Honduras )

    4th: Raul Castro (Honduras) 


    USA: none

    Trinidad & Tobago: none 


    USA leads: 12W-3D-1L (25GF, 5GA) 


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

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



    Trinidad & Tobago: LWLLL 


    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 


    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)  


    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.  



    - 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.  


    - 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’).


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