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Warriors watch: Kenwyne leads the way, as T&T overseas players see action from April 15-20

“Soca Warriors” skipper Kenwyne Jones laid the appropriate foundation for a positive weekend for his Trinidad and Tobago teammates yesterday, as he scored Al Jazira’s second goal in a thrilling 3-2 win over bottom-placed Al Shaab in Arabian Gulf League action.

The dreadlocked forward rose majestically to send a trademark header past the Al Shaab custodian after Brazilian midfielder Thiago Neves floated a cross into the danger area. The victory took Al Jazira up to seventh in the 14-team table.

Will there be any “Champion” dancing this weekend?

Here is the Roneil Walcott “Warriors Watch” for April 15-20:

Photo: Al Jazira and Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones celebrates his goal against Al Saad with a trademark somersault during AFC Champions League play off action on 9 February 2016. (Courtesy KJ Media)
Photo: Al Jazira and Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones celebrates his goal against Al Saad with a trademark somersault during AFC Champions League play off action on 9 February 2016.
(Courtesy KJ Media)

Friday April 15

(I-League India)

East Bengal vs Densill Theobald’s Sporting Clube de Goa, 9.35 am;

(El Salvador Primera Division)

Weslie John’s CD UES vs Juventud, 7 pm;

(NASL: United States second tier)

Kevan George’s Jacksonville Armada FC vs Miami FC, 7 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kevan George (left) keeps an eye on Mexico captain Andres Guardado in 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup action. (Courtesy CONCACAF)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kevan George (left) keeps an eye on Mexico captain Andres Guardado in 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup action.
(Courtesy CONCACAF)

After parting ways with Columbus Crew in the MLS offseason, the lanky ball-winner will hope to hit the ground running with his new NASL outfit.

With Belgian-based central midfielder John Bostock waiting to commence national duty, Kevan will have to be on his Ps and Qs to keep his spot in the heart of the Warriors midfield. Honduran international Wilson Palacios and his Miami teammates won’t make the going easy though.

Saturday April 16 

(England Football League Two)

Leyton Orient vs Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge, 10 am;

The “Daggers” really need to pull a rabbit out of a hat if they are to stave off relegation from League Two, and Hoyte and Boucaud will certainly have to chip in.

The “Daggers” sit at the bottom of the league and are 11 points away from safety with just five games remaining. A loss this weekend could very well spell demotion for the Warriors duo.

(Dutch Eredivisie)

Levi Garcia’s AZ Alkmaar vs PEC Zwolle, 1.45 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) tricks his way past St Vincent and the Grenadines player Emerald George during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on 29 March 2016. Trinidad and Tobago won 6-0. (Courtesy: Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) tricks his way past St Vincent and the Grenadines player Emerald George during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on 29 March 2016.
Trinidad and Tobago won 6-0.
(Courtesy: Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)

On the back of consecutive 4-2 defeats, Levi and AZ will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they take on fellow mid-table club Zwolle.

(United States MLS)

Nick De Leon’s DC United vs Toronto FC, 5 pm;

(USL: United States third tier)

Charlotte Independence vs Ataulla Guerra and Neveal Hackshaw’s Charleston Battery, 7 pm;

(United States MLS)

Columbus Crew vs Shannon Gomez’s New York City FC, 7.30 pm;

The speedy former national Under-20 captain will be hoping that hair compliments aren’t the only things coming his way this weekend, as he goes in search of his first MLS outing.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago right back Shannon Gomez (right) battles for possession against Cuba during the 2014 Under-20 Caribbean Cup. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago right back Shannon Gomez (right) battles for possession against Cuba during the 2014 Under-20 Caribbean Cup.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

(NASL: United States second tier)

Kareem Moses’ Carolina Railhawks vs Ottawa Fury, 7.30 pm;

Moses has not represented the Senior Men’s Team since 2013, but he will definitely be hoping to give coach Stephen Hart something to think about as the “Warriors” edge closer to the hexagonal stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualification.

There is no shortage of competition in the Warriors backline though.

(Mexican Ascenso MX Clausura: Mexican Second Division)

Necaxa vs Yohance Marshall’s Murciélagos FC, 8 pm;

The former Central FC stopper will be aiming for another sterling display this weekend, after being named in the Ascenso MX team of the week for his efforts against Correcaminos. Marshall scored his team’s final goal in the 5-nil win.

Photo: Then Central FC players (from left) Elton John, Yohance Marshall and captain Marvin Oliver pose with the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield trophy. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Then Central FC players (from left) Elton John, Yohance Marshall and captain Marvin Oliver pose with the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield trophy.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

(USL: United States third tier)

Trevin Caesar’s Orange County Blues vs San Antonio FC, 7 pm;

(United States MLS)

Mekeil Williams’ Colorado Rapids vs New York Red Bulls, 9 pm;

Having been delayed in Trinidad after the recent World Cup Qualifier due to visa issues, “Splash” will be looking to continue his decent start to life in the MLS.

Joevin Jones’ Seattle Sounders vs Philadelphia Union, 10 pm;

Portland Timbers vs Cordell Cato’s San Jose Earthquakes, 10.30 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Cordell Cato (left) eludes Panama midfielder Miguel Camargo during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal. (Copyright Jewel Samad/AFP 2015)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Cordell Cato (left) eludes Panama midfielder Miguel Camargo during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal.
(Copyright Jewel Samad/AFP 2015)

Sunday April 17

(Russian Premier League)

Dynamo Moscow vs Sheldon Bateau’s Krylya Sovetov, 10 am;

(United States MLS)

Kevin Molino’s Orlando City vs New England Revolution, 3.30 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kevin Molino (second from left) runs at Antigua and Barbuda players (from left) Keiran Murtagh, Akeem Thomas and Quinton Griffith during 2014 Caribbean Cup qualifying action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kevin Molino (second from left) runs at Antigua and Barbuda players (from left) Keiran Murtagh, Akeem Thomas and Quinton Griffith during 2014 Caribbean Cup qualifying action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

(USL: United States third tier)

Noah Powder’s New York Red Bulls II vs Rochester Rhinos, 4 pm;

The former national under-17 captain has been called up to Brian Williams’ squad ahead of the Caribbean phase of qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 World Cup. The young defender also seems to be an important cog of the New York Red Bulls’ second unit.

(El Salvador Primera Division)

Willis Plaza’s Alianza FC vs FAS, 5.15 pm;

(Costa Rican Primera Division)

Aubrey David’s Deportivo Saprissa vs Alajuelense, 7 pm;

Saprissa currently has a one-point lead atop the Costa Rican Primera Division, and the versatile Aubrey will try to do everything in his power to ensure that Saprissa’s lead stays intact.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago defender Aubrey David (right) tackles Guatemala midfielder Jorge Aparicio in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Courtesy CONCACAF)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago defender Aubrey David (right) tackles Guatemala midfielder Jorge Aparicio in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
(Courtesy CONCACAF)

Tuesday April 19

(AFC Champions League Group Stage)

Kenwyne Jones’ Al Jazira FC vs Pakhtakor, 12.50 pm;

With only one point to show after four AFC Champions League matches, the Warriors skipper will be hoping to regain some pride for the Al Jazira outfit.

(England Football League Two)

Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge vs Wimbeldon, 2.45 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Andre Boucaud (left) celebrates with teammate Joevin Jones during their 2-0 Gold Cup win over Cuba. (Courtesy CONCACAF)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Andre Boucaud (left) celebrates with teammate Joevin Jones during their 2-0 Gold Cup win over Cuba.
(Courtesy CONCACAF)

Wednesday April 20

(USL: United States third tier)

Trevin Caesar’s Orange County Blues vs Portland Timbers, 7.30 pm;

 

Editor’s Note: Here are highlights of the Arabian Gulf League match between Al Shaab and Kenwyne Jones’ Al Jazira: 

About Roneil Walcott

Roneil Walcott
Roneil Walcott is an avid sports fan and freelance reporter with a BA in Mass Communication from COSTAATT. Roneil is a former Harvard and St Mary's College cricketer who once had lofty aspirations of bringing joy to sport fans with the West Indies team. Now, his mission is to keep them on the edge of their seats with sharp commentary from off the playing field.

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16 comments

  1. Orlando fail to hold off NE Revolution despite a stoppage time Molino item

  2. Spot the Ball: Mekeil Williams sets up Colorado’s first goal in a 2-1 triumph over New York Red Bulls in frosty conditions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvcFsd7BvC0&feature=em-uploademail

  3. Results thus far..

    (I-League India)
    East Bengal 0, Densil Theobald’s Sporting Clube de Goa 0;

    (NASL: United States second tier)
    Kevan George’s Jacksonville Armada FC 2, Miami FC 1;

    (England Football League Two)
    Leyton Orient 3, Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge 2;

    (Dutch Eredivisie)
    Levi Garcia’s AZ Alkmaar 5, PEC Zwolle 1;

    (United States MLS)
    Nick De Leon’s DC United 0, Toronto FC 1;

    (USL: United States third tier)
    Charlotte Independence 3, Ataulla Guerra and Neveal Hackshaw’s Charleston Battery 2;

    (United States MLS)
    Columbus Crew 3, Shannon Gomez’s New York City FC 2;

    (NASL: United States second tier)
    Kareem Moses’ Carolina Railhawks 1, Ottawa Fury 0;

    (Mexican Ascenso MX Clausura: Mexican Second Division)
    Necaxa 4, Yohance Marshall’s Murciélagos FC 0, Marshall was sent off in the second half;

    (USL: United States third tier)
    Trevin Caesar’s Orange County Blues 1, vs San Antonio FC 0;

    (United States MLS)
    Mekeil Williams’ Colorado Rapids 2, New York Red Bulls 1;

    Joevin Jones’ Seattle Sounders 2, Philadelphia Union 1;

    Portland Timbers 3, Cordell Cato’s San Jose Earthquakes 1;

  4. Who is Weslie John again Roneil K Walcott ?

  5. http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36003512

    Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge have been relegated from Football League Two.