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T&T Women U-15s eliminated after crushing 5-0 loss to Haiti

The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-15 Team were effectively eliminated from the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships this morning, after suffering a crushing 5-0 loss to Haiti in Orlando, Florida.

It was Haiti’s first win of the tournament, as the French-speaking islanders added to Trinidad and Tobago coach Marlon Charles’ woes in the competition.

The young Women Soca Warriors lost their opening game by a record 22 goals to nil against the United States, on Tuesday 9 August. Incidentally, matches at this age group are just 70 minutes long.

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago Women's National Under-15 Team warms down after their 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic on 10 August 2016 in the CONCACAF Championships. (Courtesy CONCACAF)
Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-15 Team warms down after their 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic on 10 August 2016 in the CONCACAF Championships.
(Courtesy CONCACAF)

And, although they rallied to defeat the Dominican Republic on the following day, the gap with the rest of the pack was unmistakable.

Haiti, whose women’s football programme has been on the rise over the last two years, lost just 1-0 to the United States on Friday 12 August. And, despite having just hours to recover before facing a T&T squad with three days rest, the Haitians were comfortably better.

The Warriors will conclude their tournament on Monday 15 August when they face Mexico. Trinidad and Tobago can still catch Mexico on six points if they win the head to head on Monday. But they would need to manage improbable 18-0 win to better the goal differential of the Spanish-speaking North American team.

It is more likely that the Warriors will have another tough outing against a Mexican side that beat Haiti 2-0 last Tuesday and clobbered the Dominican Republic 9-0 yesterday.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago national women's under-15 team head coach Marlon Charles. (Courtesy SPH-SYOGOC/Eddie Chen)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago national women’s under-15 team head coach Marlon Charles.
(Courtesy SPH-SYOGOC/Eddie Chen)

CONCACAF Under-15 Championships

Group A

(9 August 2016)

USA 22 (Samantha Meza 1, 25, Hollyn Torres 8, Gabrielle Robinson 14, 22, 32, 33, 67, Kalyssa Van Zanten 16, 35, Own Goal 17, 44, Mia Fishel 26, 47, Talia Della Peruta 38, Payton Linnehan 48, 59, 63, Sunshine Fontes 56, 57, Croix Bethune 63, 69), Trinidad and Tobago 0;

Mexico 2, Haiti 0;

(10 August 2016)

Trinidad and Tobago 4 (Annika Daniel 2, Aaliyah Prince 55 pen, 64, 69 pen), Dominican Republic 0;

USA 1, Mexico 0;

(12 August 2016)

Mexico 9, Dominican Republic 0;

USA 1, Haiti 0;

(13 August 2016)

Haiti 5, Trinidad and Tobago 0;

USA v Dominican Republic.

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22 comments

  1. Do we even have an under 15 league? Just today I was watching two of my charges play U15 and the level is high and this is simply preseason games in a mini tournament in GA.

  2. In 3 games you concede 27 goals ….this equals … fire the coach and rescout for players

  3. Take a template from the US soccer under 15 team..
    If a side, whatever age bracket, crushes another side 22-0..in this case TNT suffered…something is terribly wrong ..not necessarily the TNT make-up but the US level..

  4. Ah coming for this job! Where’s the application? Lasana Liburd let me know when it’s posted

  5. The coaches think that the rest of the developed world is not watching ? Which country will want to hire them .

  6. Wow keith, while lots said are indisputable, but your suggested answer does not provide a solution. Revamp everything, have new, buniness and systematic and planning oriented minds work with genuine educators of all age levels to produce a road map the development of the whole person. Get the Government to see the integrative nature of the plan to its Education, Sports and Culture, and National Security efforts – this is the beginning of a successful and sustainable plan and can be the model for other sporting and suchlike efforts. This is a brief run-through of the answer.

    • ..Lol. I never attempted to detail “a solution” to the “problem”. That would be impossible in a comment of several words. A professor such as yourself should understand that. I was being general in my comment, and as you say, “indisputable”..

  7. Lasana Liburd you might have a career in coaching, get ur badges

  8. ..Surprise, surprise. USA and Haiti have a girls’ programme. Trini doesn’t. The coaching staff also lack killer instinct. It is not good enough to proclaim developmental values in youth football. Youth players also need to learn how, and to be prepared, to WIN!. Yes! WINNING in youth football is vitally necessary. And the coaches must instill a WINNING mentality. But in the absence of solid development programmes for girls at grassroots and youth levels the responsibility for the creation of valid programmes depends on the TTFA, and merely throwing some kids together and claiming they are well prepared ain’t getting the job done. On top of all that, I read recently that TTFA will host an international girls tournament. Why? Better to spend that money on the programmes we need..

  9. ..Surprise, surprise. USA and Haiti have a girls’ programme. Trini doesn’t. The coaching staff also lack killer instinct. It is not good enough to proclaim developmental values in youth football. Youth players also need to learn how, and to be prepared, to WIN!. Yes! WINNING in youth football is vitally necessary. And the coaches must instill a WINNING mentality. But in the absence of solid development programmes for girls at grassroots and youth levels the responsibility for the creation of valid programme depends on the TTFA, and merely throwing some kids together and claiming they are well prepared ain’t getting the job done. On top of all that, I read recently that TTFA will host an international girls tournament. Why? Better to spend that money on the programmes we need..

  10. They are improving. They have gone from 22-0 to 5-0 which is a step in the right direction. Keep working hard, ladies.

  11. The saga continues . I hope they get better or get a new coach .