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Sub Campbell makes the difference as C/Rica down tentative T&T 2-0 in front of 13,345 fans

The Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team’s CONCACAF Hex campaign started with a home defeat tonight as the Soca Warriors failed to make home advantage count with a 2-0 loss to Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

In the Nacion’s match preview, the Central America nation suggested that Trinidad and Tobago was a second home for “Los Ticos.” And although the visitors didn’t exactly traipse around in their bathroom slippers, they certainly knew where all the furniture was in tonight’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Photo: Costa Rica forward Marcos Ureña (second from left) and Trinidad and Tobago defender Sheldon Bateau (centre) vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Port of Spain, on 11 November 2016. (Copyright AFP 2016/Alva Viarruel)
Photo: Costa Rica forward Marcos Ureña (second from left) and Trinidad and Tobago defender Sheldon Bateau (centre) vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match in Port of Spain, on 11 November 2016.
(Copyright AFP 2016/Alva Viarruel)

It was a classic display of game management from the tourists. True, Warriors winger Joevin Jones was a thorn in their sides. But celebrated Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas had just one save to make over 90 minutes, after a low speculative effort from Trinidad and Tobago defender Carlyle Mitchell in the 68th minute.

Jan-Michael Williams was not especially busy in goal for the hosts either. But Costa Rica bided their time well.

After a first half with little to report save for a Kendall Waston header—which was batted away by Williams—Costa Rica waited until the second half to switch gears.

In the 57th minute, Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez sent on enigmatic striker Joel Campbell to replace Marcos Ureña and, within seven minutes, Los Ticos were ahead.

Campbell exchanged passes with right full back Christian Gamboa and midfielder Celso Borges before Borges slid a ball down the right flank. And Gamboa got around the back of Warriors left back Aubrey David before delivering a precise low cross at the far post, which found Christian Bolanos so criminally unmarked by opposing defender Daneil Cyrus that the MLS player was able to take a touch before tapping into an empty net.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones (centre) is tackled by two Costa Rican players during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones (centre) is tackled by two Costa Rican players during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

“We tried to take advantage of [Trinidad and Tobago] being tired in the second half,” said Ramirez, whose team have scored all six of their 2018 World Cup qualifying away goals after the interval. “And Campbell was introduced to help [our] combination play.”

Warriors coach Stephen Hart’s response was to immediately replace the ineffective Jomal Williams with deep-lying ball handler, Andre Boucaud, and push the spiky Khaleem Hyland further upfield. Jomal stuck close to captain Kenwyne Jones throughout, presumably in anticipation of flick ons that he could chase.

But Kenwyne barely got any competent aerial service—and, in any case, Costa Rica’s six foot five defender Kendall Waston was certainly not intimidated by the height of the Warriors talisman—while Jomal rarely gave his midfielders a passing option on the ground.

Hyland as a ‘number 10’ was hardly the sort of change that would strike fear into the visitors.

There were cheers when Netherlands-based teenaged starlet, Levi Garcia, was finally introduced in place of the industrious Cordell Cato in the 74th minute. And the loudest cheer of the match was reserved for the final change, as Willis Plaza replaced Kenwyne upfront.

Photo: Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas (top) punches the ball away from Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas (top) punches the ball away from Trinidad and Tobago forward Kenwyne Jones during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Yet, in the end, Boucaud was the only substitute to make an impact. Composed and cocky in possession, his confidence was contagious. And, for the closing 10 minutes, Trinidad and Tobago finally looked capable of passing the ball through the midfield rather than a one-dimensional attacking unit, completely reliant on Joevin’s pace and trickery.

But the game belonged to Costa Rica’s super sub.

A minute and a half into second half stoppage time, Campbell flicked the ball to Bolanos into space and the tricky attacker stepped inside Boucaud and teed up left wing back Ronald Matarrita for a close ranged finish.

Campbell, incidentally, is yet to score after seven games in this World Cup qualifying campaign. But there was no doubting his contribution.

“[The loss is] disappointing [because] I thought we were in control for very long periods,” said Hart. “The second goal I didn’t really care about because we were trying to get back into the game.”

Matarrita’s strike sparked a rush to the exits for the locals while the Costa Rica supporters went into a flag waving frenzy.

“Ole, ole, ole, ole… Ticos! Ticos!”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team coach Stephen Hart (right) gestures during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016. Looking on is Trinidad and Tobago winger Cordell Cato. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team coach Stephen Hart (right) gestures during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016.
Looking on is Trinidad and Tobago winger Cordell Cato.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

The Costa Rican fans were on the receiving end of some thumbs up and slaps on the back at the final whistle. And, for the most part, their players again enjoyed the hospitality of the two island republic.

Trinidad and Tobago have never defeated Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying competition while the last time the Warriors managed a draw—some 11 years ago—Patrick Manning was still prime minister.

Tonight, 13,345 spectators turned out to see the action, which was near 7,000 less than the number who watched the Warriors play Guatemala here in the earlier round—two months ago.

It is uncertain whether the price hike, the behaviour and/or suspension of playmaker Kevin Molino or the team’s dip in form was the main factor in the diminished turnout. Or perhaps it was the inhumane treatment meted out to fans as they tried to get into the ground to see the Warriors play Guatemala.

Thankfully, the fans had a more straightforward time in getting to their seats tonight while the supporters who did show up were certainly appreciative of their team’s efforts.

The Warriors leave tomorrow evening for what should be a dogfight in San Pedro Sula against Honduras. Honduras lost at 1-0 at home to Panama tonight and cannot afford a second straight defeat in their own backyard.

Photo: Soca Warriors fans enjoy the action during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Soca Warriors fans enjoy the action during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action against Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Hart might at least feel reassured by his team’s ability to generally keep up with their illustrious guests, who were quarterfinalists at the 2014 World Cup. Hopefully, they have something left in the tank for Tuesday’s away fixture.

Boat parties, one would hope, are out.

(Teams)

Trinidad and Tobago (4-1-3-2): 21.Jan-Michael Williams (GK); 5.Daneil Cyrus, 4.Sheldon Bateau, 12.Carlyle Mitchell, 2.Aubrey David; 19.Kevan George; 7.Cordell Cato (16.Levi Garcia 74), 8.Khaleem Hyland, 3.Joevin Jones; 23.Jomal Williams (14.Andre Boucaud 66), 9.Kenwyne Jones (captain) (13.Willis Plaza 78).

Unused substitutes: 1.Marvin Phillip (GK), 22.Adrian Foncette (GK), 6.Radanfah Abu Bakr, 10.Marcus Joseph, 11.Ataulla Guerra, 15.Neveal Hackshaw, 17.Jelani Peters, 18.Yohance Marshall, 20.Trevin Caesar.

Coach: Stephen Hart

Costa Rica (3-4-3): 1.Keylor Navas (GK); 19.Kendall Waston, 2.Johnny Acosta, 15.Francisco Calvo (4.Michael Umaña 42); 16.Christian Gamboa, 5.Celso Borges, 14.Randall Azofeifa, 22.Ronald Matarrita; 10.Bryan Ruiz (captain) (11.Johan Venegas 77), 21.Marcos Ureña (12.Joel Campbell 57), 7.Christian Bolanos.

Unused substitutes: 18.Patrick Pemberton (GK), 23.Leonel Moreira (GK), 3.Jose Salvatierra, 6.Pablo Salazar, 8.Bryan Oviedo, 9.Ariel Rodriguez, 13.Rodney Wallace, 17.Yeltsin Tejeda, 20.Davis Guzman.

Coach: Oscar Ramirez

Referee: Oscar Moncada (Honduras)

Man of the Match: Christian Bolanos (Costa Rica)

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) dashes past Costa Rica right wing back Christian Gamboa during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) dashes past Costa Rica right wing back Christian Gamboa during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 11 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier

Trinidad and Tobago 0, Costa Rica 2 (Christian Bolanos 64, Ronald Matarrita 90) at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Honduras 0, Panama 1 (Fidel Escobar 22) at Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula;

United States 1 (Bobby Wood 49), Mexico 2 (Miguel Layun 20, Rafael Marquez 89) at Columbus.

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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337 comments

  1. Ah juss saw the score. How did this happen?

    • Jack Warner self destruct his football career and now we have nobody to call de shots. No money for camps, prep games, competitive friendlies. And de coach adding to the mess by picking rubbish combinations

  2. Stacy Hazel is long time now ah telling everybody that we Soca Worries is ah Fete Match team eh yuh remember when the three musketeers was fined for breaking camp eh, and then one of the musketeer said that he eh business with Coach Hart and broke Camp again eh and although he apologized eh he was banned for the two very important games eh, and he is our prolific/ playmaker goalscorer eh, well as I said because of the madness that he did he is the reason why our Soca Worries isn’t going to the World cup 2018 eh and yuh eh notice that one of the other musketeer is no longer on the squad because it is said that he was their leader to always break camp eh and he really wudda do a better job in the right back position better than Cyrus eh steeuuppss Them really good yes.

  3. If de coach is not picking de right team, what allyuh expect? Allyuh who apologizing for KJ. Why was Cyrus picked? Why was Plaza on de bench? Why is Cornell Glen a forgotten stepchild in this team? Why did the team not train in higher altitudes? Why was their fitness level so poor? Plenty whys? Few goals. We sticking bad

  4. look let me pin my WC participation and hopes on me Great Argie team oui……TNT will never be ready, cause in a 100 or 500 yrs we will still be doing the same shit we doing now……….we destined to be mediocre,!!! sad to say…..you tell me these guys playing away in professional leagues and yet the kick ball like they in a seven side mini sweat, the touches was bad, the defending was sigh……..no kind of tracking back……cato losing the bawl like he getting constant horn!! look this team haven’t even set goals or even set a standard they need to be in to compete in this hex’s…………..sad to say Hart needs to dump some of dem seriously…and change formation!! and KJ needs to go.. cause he eh doing nothing!!!

  5. hahahahahahah I is ah Soca Worries till ah dead eh Kenneth H. Ransome Jr. Them really good yes.

    • LOL, I hear yuh Earl Mango Pierre but… At the moment, I support the name Soca Warriors ‘only’… not the current coaching staff, players, and football association TTFA. We have major problems with no solutions on the horizon which means we will have a horrible season. The coach and some players all need to be fired. TTFA leadership is a farce. People need to be objective and make major changes. We need to reset because at the moment we love football a lot but football does not care about us.

  6. Well I guess Coach Hart was repaid for the game in the Gold Cup when the Soca Worries beat up Honduras third string team eh, and he was right when he said that it is a very different time now in his interview in Honduras. Them really good yes.

  7. All yuh have belly to watch that game, boy. All yuh rooting for Honduras oh what.

  8. Just look at their Samba touches nah

  9. Just look at the touches eh before the third goal was scored eh, our Soca Worries can play like that eh and as soon as Plaza my prolific goalscorer came on eh he almost scored a goal eh so why Coach Hart didn’t start with him eh Them really good yes steeuppsss

  10. .The through ball for the cross passed through his zone while he was ball watching again..

  11. They have abused that right side smh

  12. ..Look at CYRUS! Again! Lawddd!..

  13. Bye bye. I cyah watch any more. TT making Honduras look like Barcelona

  14. Look at Plaza. De man causing problems. Why was he on de bench

  15. If we lose this one … pretty much think that’s a wrap

  16. Joevin looks vexed he is being substituted

  17. That man just chest the ball back to the keeper yes

  18. hahahahaha the set play finally worked eh Good goal Mr Live Wire player Clyde Mittchell…..BOOM

  19. Goal, hmm now if they actually make me eat crow ill get all d corbeau now to eat lol just score goal ‘

  20. And they are only feeding Trevin Caesar ah set a high balls eh. Them really good yes steuuppss

  21. And Alyuh eh see meh Coach Hart finally changed the long sleeve grey shirt that he is always wearing for luck eh. hahahaha

  22. Somebody call Beenhakker. And bring back Jack

  23. Thanks fellas. I can’t watch the game right now. Cud only take ah quick peek at the score now and again.

  24. Malcolm Jack you get the link meh bredda David Gintoki Aguillera just posted it here enjoy the rest of the game eh

  25. these guys ha no shame na!! really and truly no shame!! i think KJ should be charged for waste of talent, and the rest of Guys, sigh its not serious to them ..in my book!!! in My Book Hart has lost the plot when he allowed all kind of distractions to seep in and cause these kind of performance..first half was like d walking dead for them….i hope the score back to or 3 goals and really kick start this campaign….other wise you cant be no blasted professional and playing this kinda shit in a Big WC qualifier where most ah dem screaming for breathe sigh

  26. I sorry for dem boy and dem who spend their money to go Honduras. Licks on de field and picong off from Honduran fans

  27. hahahahaha like if Lattas will make a difference eh Shawn Babooram because the Soca Worries problems is our play pool eh Them really good yes

    • That is what I think is going to happen but I do not think it will make a difference

    • Now lets be Honest my Coach Hart came from a real professional country the same as my second sweetest country where everything is in place for him or any other good Coach to succeed eh, with respect to the developmental soccer programs, the football facilities, and most importantly the crowd support and of course getting paid on time eh, not the problems that our Local Coaches does have to go thru down here in our sweet country well unless that you is a white man like Leo Benhakker and Terry Fenwick eh when he was the Coach of San Juan Jabolteh so unless Lattas or which ever Local Coaches will get the job eh the madness will just continue in our sweet country. Them really good yes.

  28. A man now say Latas warming up to take Hart place.

  29. David Gintoki Aguillera could you send the link to meh friend Malcolm Jack I don’t know how to do it and thanks again for sending it to me eh

  30. Folks I’m not seeing the game, but seeing the score online. Is Kevin Jones doing the mannequin challenge on the pitch again?

  31. And the black fellas on their team really knows the subject to eh oooooooogooodddd hahahaha

  32. Alyuh notice how them Honduras playing the Samba football eh with them touches hahaha

  33. Daniel Cyrus isn’t any good. Marvin Philips not good. Kevan George ain’t ready. Aubrey David looking outclassed.

    Not certain as to why Andre Boucaud not starting smh.

  34. James is the Darren Sammy of TT football. Playing with him, u always look one player short

  35. Playing behind Caesar in formation..

  36. hahahaha As I said Coach hart is going down dying with him eh. Them really good yes.

  37. Is Mr Bound not to score on the starting team eh ?

  38. hahahaha They running and showing how the game suppose to be played in these times eh Them really good yes

  39. Honduras running like they are on steroids.

  40. Buh wah trouble is this and I am not surprised eh because our Soca Worries isn’t ready for the fast space football eh Them really good yes.

  41. And I am still trying to find out myself if the game is streaming on line, where is everybody this is an SOS call Lasana Liburd

  42. Nigel Myers can you give some assistance to one of our members please

  43. I agree with you 1000% eh my Coach and baller for life, they just like being mamaguy over and over eh, Them really good yes hahahaha

  44. only because he is arsenal’s property i would applaud him. But it goes to show how far trinidad is from the leading pack in football

  45. T and T Footballers does not lift their game they play club not international soccer

  46. If we played just a little slower, I think we would of won the game

  47. As for kenwyne his value to the team is not just scoring he does a lot of defensive work as well eg at set plays . What i think can be done is according to how the game is going he can be substituted for a quicker player who will press more and run more off the ball

  48. To me we seem to be contradicting ourselves we are saying we need to push forward but then we are saying when we pushed forward to score we left space at the back. In my humble opinion we need to be more aggressive in our press in all our home games no matter who we play plus against honduras and panama press high both home and away

  49. When would T&T football teams realize that they can’t afford to go behind, between that 65th to 80th minute especially against Central American teams. End result you have to push forward thus leaving room which they thrive on.

  50. I said I was staying out of this but it hard to do when I clearly remembered some men said to me Hart knows his players,I asked why use so many defensive players in the past games,some men reminded me again of the Gold Cup performances,and that he is preparing for the Hex,so don’t only think it’s a fight down against Mr Hart but if we are playing so clueless at home, what is the game plan away, be bold and brave at home and smart and patient away,I and all Trini supporters can live with that warriors spirit! not what I witnessed yesterday

  51. Do the maths, the price of uncovered stands is to high. $00.00from 12000.00empty seats. And guess whatt we are the real vociforous fans the poor people . Let them contonue to count Zeroes.

  52. Kendell Davis Simba La Fortune same thing we said last night that man came on and change the game

  53. I have a few thoughts on this game. First the atmosphere was nowhere close to what it should have been for the opening home fixture of the hex. A full rocking stadium certainly could have lifted the Warriors to a positive result, The home advantage was reduced. The blame I think squarely lies on two things…one being the atrocious inhumane and unsafe handling of the stadium entry arrangements for the three previous World Cup qualifying games and second the live broadcasting of the game even though it was not sold out.

    The second point is that the performance of the team was a significant improvement over our last two World Cup qualifying games and was much closer to our earlier home Game against USA. It was not quite as good as our gold cup performances and our away game against Guatemala because of our lack of finishing as teams have come to recognize that our main offensive threat is Joevin Jones and not Kenwyn Jones. However the performance was still a step in the right direction and Hart needs to be given credit for this improvement but the team needs to build on it and other players need to step up in the offensive third…Plaza, Garcia, Williams, Cato?

    Third there is no doubt that our team would have been at a disadvantage for not having Molino available, The omission was an unfortunate but correct decision but at the end of the day, his presence could have made the difference. I could only hope as Molino watches the game that he is mature enough to appreciate how his unprofessional decisions has impacted the team and that he will take responsibility, learn from it and make amends when he does return from his punishment.

  54. Lionel Messi (after Argentina loss to Brazil): “I hope the people in San Juan have patience. That affects us. I watched on TV the game in Cordoba [Argentina’s home loss 1-0 to Paraguay on Oct. 11] and I could see that the players were booed and insulted. That does not help. We need to be united. We need to feel that we are the hosts.

    “They have to understand that we need to do it together. We are the first to want to win and get results. When those around you are not behind you, you notice that.

    “We have a few days to forget and prepare the next one. It needs to be different to that [performance] of today. We know we are going to be punished but we need to be strong to come out of this situation.

    “There are many games left and we are not thinking about missing out on qualifying. Winning the rest of them we will be back in contention. We must be positive because we think we will get there but we need to change a lot.”

  55. Boucad, Garcia and Caesar should all be starting on this side. Kenwyne is not doing much. Hart is predictable game after game and his tactics are the same and to me he needs to change things. If we lose to Honduras that can spell the end to Hart as we have until March for the other qualifiers. I also think that Cyrus should not be starting for T&T. He is good at getting forward but his defensive capabilities are not that good. Take it to the opposition from the start not the last 10 mins..You have a guy playing in the Dutch 1st division and he benching. I don’t understand his team selection and tactics..

  56. Did any of the Kenwyn Jones bashers see what Brazil did to the illustrious Messi? They made him look like a novice. FOOTBALL IS A TEAM SPORT REGARDLESS OF INDIVIDUAL TALENTS. Our midfield could frustrate Neymar and Messi and make them look bad.

  57. Garvin Walters, read this and see that the coach identities the same things you referred to about a year ago:
    http://wired868.com/2016/03/21/hart-feelings-dribblers-wanted-what-the-warriors-miss-and-the-new-bert-neptune/

  58. Brent Bennett, here’s my thought on the Kenwyne dilemma.
    Kenwyne has a strength that opposing teams fear. And that’s his aerial ability. None or our other forwards seem to have a particular quality that can hurt opposition at this level. With the possible exception of my pardner Cornell Glen. Lol.
    Anyway, even if the strikers at roughly the same level but Kenwyne has a better attitude about training and preparation and has more exposure and experience… All at a time when younger players want to sneak out for boat rides and so on…
    Well, I would want to have that positive attitude in the camp because I feel it is lacking.
    Take Yohance Marshall for instance. He is our fourth central defender which means he isn’t going to play. Unlikely anyway.
    But Yohance is an upright citizen who will bring a positivity to the squad and some of those attributes we lack in preparation.
    Shawn Charles compared Kenwyne to Darren Sammy and I’d agree with that to a point. He adds intangibles.
    I don’t mind the criticism. And I won’t count myself as a fan really.
    I just disagree that he brings nothing.
    If we can find another forward with a quality that worries opposition and who helps squad stay grounded, pick him immediately!

    • Lasana – after watching that game last night I must say that our capitan needs to be dropped. He needs to earn his spot on the team. Right now he does not deserve a spot. His attitude on the field of play, like his performance, was very poor. Hart must take the bold position and sit his a$# on the bench. I have always been a huge fan of him, but right now he is dead weight.

    • Maybe Kenwyne will be benched in Honduras. But that might be because he isn’t match fit and playing two games at that level in four days is asking plenty.
      Plaza played professionally in Central America too, albeit a short and not so successful stint.
      So let’s see if Plaza makes a good case for himself in training. But I won’t drop Kenwyne unless some else shows why they deserve his place.

    • Immediately! Lasana Liburd lol

    • Immediately is too far away….maybe alyuh didnt realise so i will do the honours…yuh doh get it wrong at dis stage….dis is d HEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • If we can get him fit Gary Hector. Even then, you always cross your fingers that the right Tulla shows up. The one that we don’t see often enough.

    • Lasana – Wow – you serious? Kenwyne is the one who needs to prove to the coach and spectators that he deserves to be on the team. He’s had ample opportunities to do that and has failed miserably. Others deserve to be given similar opportunities to succeed or fail.

    • I think Kenwyne had 14 goals in his first 20 games or so for Hart. At present, he has 16 goals from 34 games.
      Plaza has 3 from 17. Caesar has 3 from 10. Winchester has 1 from 11.
      Now to be fair to those other strikers, some of those caps were just 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there. But it is hard to say from what we have seen that anyone deserves to be there. And I’m not sure who is sparking in training.

    • We must give the youngsters a chance. If not when Kenwyne isnt match fit, then when??

    • Lasana – so basically you’re saying that Kenwyne should be picked on past performance. As the saying goes – what has he done for us lately? Absolutely nothing! Time for a change. There are others more deserving of chance. Plaza for example is much more mobile – has good speed and maybe if the coach shows some confidence in him he might deliver. We need strikers who are first to get into the box when Jones and Levi destroy their men down the flanks. From what I’ve seen Kenwyne has been laboring and can’t seem to keep up with the flankers runs. Time to sit his a$# down. Maybe that will get him motivated.

    • Lol. Well, Plaza has to be in line to start in Honduras. Because I don’t think Kenwyne can play two games in quick succession at the moment.
      I like Plaza. He is always looking for goal and he has a beautiful shot with little back lift. So I will be hoping for him to take his chance and show that he should be considered for the wok.

    • Now yuh talking. And we need to let young Levi loose. Cato needs to take a seat. Would also love to see Jones play on the left instead of the right. I think we’ll get more shots and better shots from him. The brother is a man child. He was our best player by far. The ref did a poor job at protecting him.

    • But remember we can’t really afford to be experimenting this much at this level. Maybe Levi as a top flight player can be tossed in. But you may not be sure of what everyone else can do at this level.
      I don’t mind Plaza and Levi starting. That can be a plus.

  59. We have young guns Plaza, Caesar, Garcia, Cato, all who are hungry for wins and have empty baskets to fill eh, and they are not always in the starting line up as our prolific gaolscorers eh steeuuppss Them really good yes.

    • And I understand and personally I am not making him the scapegoat because the other players should always pull their weight, look at the dummy that he did when the other player should have scored that goal on the Costa Rica goalkeeper eh and as I said before just before the game the Assistant Coach had them doing the same shooting drills eh and the only person that I will blame for the loss eh is Mollino for the madness that did that caused him to be banned for two games so guess we will be loosing the game against Honduras the same to eh. Them really good yes

    • Cato is a star? You got to be kidding me. He is terrible dude.

    • And fuss you and Mr. Live Wire player Mr Bound not to score is so dunce eh tell me why he turned down the contracts from Liverpool and Tottenham nah and why isn’t he still playing in the EPL or even in the Premership division but chooses to play in our bootleg professional league for Central F.C. and he is only 31 yrs old eh steeuuppss

    • I’m no KJ apologist Mango. But people are acting like removing or replacing KJ with somehow cure our ills. That’s a fallacy. I don’t like how he is being treated by the masses that’s all. But I agree he is a flawed player. His work rate is simply not good enough. But don’t make him out to be the scapegoat, that’s inheritantly unfair

    • Yeah but Brent Bennett I know you very well and like your brother you both were my excellent goalscorers and in these times these nowadays players ain’t want nutten with you all man, and I am positively certain if you was the Coach of our national team you wasn’t picking Mr, Bound not to score et all because you will be picking goalscorers like yourself because you loves to win and it is nutten personal against Mr Bound not score to eh the fella just doesn’t have what it takes man to be on no national team, look where he is finally going to play eh in the MLS for the new Atlanta team franchise and he really belongs playing for some 8 division club somewhere eh and it is time that my Coach Hart do the same thing that Italy, Germany, Holland, and other big countries do eh once yuh playing in the bootleg America professional league eh yuh cannot make our national team eh Them really good yes. hhahahaha

    • I have no objections to the coach replacing him. None whatsoever. However, we as a public need to avoid making him the scapegoat. There are enough problems and flaws on that team to complain about. That’s all I’m saying.

  60. Look leh meh stop supporting this bootleg Soca Worries team and just support meh greatest team in the universe eh along with meh second sweetest country the USA steessuupss Them really good yes.

  61. So why do you think that ah does call them Soca Worries eh, because you never really know what to expect from them eh, they really need to stop the madness and start to be consistent eh because this football tabanca thing isn’t easy eh steeuupss Them really good yes hahahaha

  62. Still my country they fight hard ….just needed to be more focused as the second half went on

  63. And just imagine when your team suppose to lock up the shop in the defense eh they got a goal in the extra 3 mins of the game eh steeuupppss Them really good yes hahahaha

  64. Costa Rics’a preparation was much better than ours! They played friendlies against top opposition, beating Russia last mth etc, etc. TnT played against DR!!!!!!!!! But we are expected to compete! Gimme a break!!!!

  65. Lasana Liburd what was our formation? Was it 4 5 1?

  66. TnT not sure to beat any of these teams in the Hex now. They just not up to par at all…..

  67. Hart needs to grow some balls and drop Jones as our starting striker. No movement up top for our midfielders to play a through ball, just a sitting immobile striker who defenders are more than happy to mark. We won’t be going to Russia with Jones up front and Hart knows this.

  68. Stern John was called a loafer and received many criticism. He wasn’t very mobile from my recollection. Could it be the service isn’t the same? If Kenwayne was scoring in the current setup I wonder if we would have an issue. Now he needs to deliver and he should be a bit more mobile (modern strikers are) but I think that is just part of a wider problem which seems to be off the field imo. This is the same goal cup team we were cheering some months ago. That almost be giants Mexico. Something is wrong off the field. If we can play (again) like we played against Mexico we would have won last night.

  69. Kesta Trotman you now start to watch this team and even if you did, when he came off did you see movements, plays being made, yuh left back and right back was getting into more serious position than and was fighting the game,you stand by a man almost hold nigt waiting to jump…. the ball we play now is position football not the old long English ball so you strike have to be mobile looking to make plays…

  70. That should be our go to strat… save that “Get the ball to Kenwyne” for the 75th min when we 2-0 down and nothing else wukin

  71. We shud play 4 4 2.. jus sayin.. Plaza and Caesar/Lobo upfront

  72. The team needs more penetration in attack, especially the middle and we’re not and will not get that from Jones at this stage of his career. We NEED a midfielder n

  73. We get beat 1-0 in Honduras and QC done

  74. Costa Rico dictated the game from start to finish, Ramirez game management excellent! We could all have taken a nap first half in.the bore draw, Campbells appearance was like the light being switch on, crash bang wallop game over.

  75. can’t bash jones are we playing to his strengths ?

  76. And before I forget eh my other midfield/ playmaker/ prolific goalscorer Athulla Guerra didn’t even get his chance once more again eh, but my Coach Hart started with Jomal Williams that ply his trade somewhere in Mexico for a third division team eh. I wudda also taken of Hyland who doesn’t have a clue about being a midfield/ playmaker/ prolific goalscorer eh and bring on the general along with Boucard and certainly the outcome of the game wudda surely be different eh steeuuppss Them really good yes.

  77. Lasana Liburd I couldn’t go but I saw the first half. It was our best 1st half in a while. But what really happened in the later half? Lapse in concentration? What? I was expecting a 1 goal margin of victory to the team that played best not a 2 goal margin.

  78. Missed the game cause inwas travelling…thanks for the great commentary…we need a win in Honduras and it sounds like we can do it….#warriorworld

  79. Is sumn wrong with my logic I hire you to do a job 4 me and I c u can’t get it done and I have options to choose from wouldn’t I select another to get my job done gzzz ah dam vex BENCH D DAM DUDE I don’t Hav 2 call his name I’m sure if I ask 10 people of whom I speak dey all will answer d same dat jus goes to show its magnified don’t know how d hell dey not cn dat ? big man be honest to ur self and team mates bro and give someone else an opportunity to rise UR KILLING US.

  80. I started going to games only wen Hart took over cause he done ah tremendous job with the team no doubt about dat but after d last qualifying match I said I had enough not going another game till he makes dat change and do not give me no crap bout he draws 2 players 2 him and wat a school Boi can do wat he’s doing and shud I say probably even btr MR HART TAKE MY ADVICE TO SAVE YUH WUK BITE D BULLET AND DROP OR BENCH DAT DEAD WEIGHT.

  81. Well I’ll shoot from d hip d ttff Hav d coaching staff under d gun cuz dey r not producing wat dey r PAID for yea so y d hell d coaching staff can’t c dat big man on top is not producing wat he’s being PAID for and DROP him ur neck is on d line because GOALS win matches y u keep playing dis dude so ur prepared 2b fired Dan make sum drastic changes only wen 15mins to go u den say let me put on sum 1 who feel dat can give me 2 quick GOALS God damn start with d blasted players u think can give u 1 or 2 quick GOALS it’s costing us by extension it will cost u Mr Hart.

  82. Read every comment here and not one person has mentioned Joevin Jones’ poor deliveries on set pieces!

    Our wingers should have switched when we realized we were being forced down the line by CR. This would have given us the chance to some earlier crosses in. On the occasions when they had the beating of the wingbacks having to come back on their strong foot broke down the play.

  83. The more I watch this team tactically, Hart should switch to a 3-5-2 formation. We do not have defenders that overwhelm but we have an abundance of midfielders to choose from. For those current center backs that lack the confidence on the ball, he can convert a midfielder to one or more of the center back positions to play a 3-5-2.

    Also, if we trying to get crosses into KJ, why is Joevin playing on the right and Cato on the left, both away from dominant foot. I don’t recall one cross from Cato with his left and only one good one from Joevin with his right. Not to take away from Joevin’s play all game nor Cato in the first half. The idea is for them to cut in but we did not see much of this either.

    • Lasana Liburd

      Yes, I agree that we should switch those wingers from time to time during the match. I think we usually do that so it is odd that it didn’t happen last night. Unless, the coach wanted Cato to stay close to Costa Rica’s right wing back. And it was him, Gamboa, who created the opener.
      A 3-5-2 system needs time to teach properly. But interesting idea. It won’t suit Levi at all. But Joevin, Aubrey, Cyrus and Cato would all do quite well as wing backs. So that’s a good shout.
      But I can’t see that happening outside of a situation where the team is in camp for two weeks with a practice game or two to try it out.

      • Certainly will need a long camp to teach, agree with your thinking that Cato likely had defensive duties. Are you suggesting Aubrey and Cyrus could be two of the 3 center backs?

        I actually like Levi, playing alongside KJ in the 3-5-2 not as a wing back.

        • Lasana Liburd

          I meant Aubrey, Cyrus, Joevin and Cato as potential wing backs and not central defenders. We’d have Mitchell, Bateau, Abu Bakr, Mekeil and Yohance at the back. It is an interesting idea.

          • I had Aubrey as one of my center backs. Cyrus and Aubrey are big frames to run that wing for 90. I like to build from the back, so if the idea have any legs we would need 3 defenders with the requisite skills. Since I am not sure if we have that’s why I wanted to convert one of our midfielders since we have such an abundance.

            Plus KJ, needs some one to play with either alongside or slightly withdrawn.

            Whether this or another formation, I think Hart has to change something.

            Our formations must follow our strengths. Caribbean football always full of “link” men..lol

  84. OK we establish that kenwyn is not doing what is necessary to win games but I find we as Trinidadians like to bash leave it fr the coach to see seats in the stadium was empty where was the support come on move on from the negative and do y’all part the man ain’t going nowhere #Relax #TT

  85. Team looks more able to breakdown defenses when Kenwyne is out. If Kenwyne plays, wevneed better service, but he needs to work harder too. Without Boucaud, team lacks creativity in midfield. Need another creative threat in my opinion. Coach has to be willing to try putting Levi on right wing and Joeven on left as teams would have done homework in a sense. Lastly, mistakes happen. We have to be ready to fight back or change tactics, if we fall behind. Cannot wait until 75th minute to make majority of subs regardless of game situation. I hope we can rebound quickly with a slightly more aggressive game plan against Honduras, as i think they are a team we need to beat twice.

  86. Disappointed? Huh… all yuh really expected T&T to win. Ah should ah bet everyone ah all yuh $600 tt, yes. Would have been the easiest set ah money this week!

  87. Heart subs made the difference for us why these people not starting and yuh so called captain not on the bench. ..

  88. WOW. Only 13,345 fans??? Would be good to hear reasons. A.Ticket prices, B.Chirstmas, C. Low team expectation/play, D.Serious safety concerns from former matches [my reason]

  89. Yes he did…. Why were there always 2 guys around him? You guys seeing what you want to see.

  90. Well he ceratinly didn’t command any respect tonight eh steeuupps

  91. It depends on how you play. Is Higuain mobile? No… But if given great service he will kill you. Not that I’m saying KJ is in his class. However please note whenever KJ is on the field he commands respect. Ain’t nobody respecting Plaza.

  92. We had d 6ft 5 in CR winnin all d balls in d air from an unfit KJ…different tactic shud have been used. Was surprised dat Cato an Jones didnt switch wings durin d first half

  93. I agree that Cato didnt contribute any quality crosses an Cyrus is at fault for slack defendin but isnt mobility one of d things a striker must have in his armory??

  94. Jomal was really static. Surprisingly so. It’s true that Kenwyne didn’t get around much tonight. But there is no way he could have been match fit, as he has just returned from injury.

  95. We are looking for something that KJ isn’t. He has no one to give him quality service. Look at Cyrus crosses? Cato? Shit…yes he has to work more tho

    • I don’t think people summarizing the whole picture of things.
      CR defended with 5 across the back and cancelled any possibility of a productive overlap or cross.
      Cato right footed and playing on the left…how is KJ to get aerial service ?

    • People looking for a scapegoat and KJ is it. Teams game plan for KJ. We don’t appreciate what we have. Yes, he has to get better and fitter but he gets little to no service. As a #9 you need service to be successful. He is not the type of player to create is own opportunities

    • Kjbis brainless….slow, poor first touch, not a good passer….always quarreling wit his team and referee….and d list goes on

  96. An becuz of dat we were able to try an go thru d centre instead of over d top or counter act down d flanks

  97. Plaza is more mobile. Kenwyne is better in the air. We have to play to the strengths of whoever is on the field.

  98. Because the fella is a real shit hound eh steeuupps

  99. There was alot more movement off the ball…Not sure if being 1-0 down had anything to do wit that

  100. Kindly permit me to put in my two cents…Did d team looked more mobile when Plaza cane home…although Plaza was runnin wide to collect passes. Most of the time KJ was jus static an the team didnt look as mobile.

  101. I forgot the drama to get in the game against Guatemala might have also affected turnout. I will add that.

  102. Lasana Liburd ?? gosh that major sub needed to come way before 12 minutes left ?
    On a positive note however the process to enter and exit was MUCH BETTER this time around.
    Final rant why was there caution tape around the seats center field/ tunnel ? seriously did they pay more than I did to enter? Why the need for that. First time ever I didn’t sit in my usual half line position ?

  103. I don’t think we were ever really in the game.

    Joevin in my opinion was not effective, nor was Cato. All CR did most times was block JJ from drifting inside which was the main threat. They didnthave to worry about Cato cutting in.

    I think the sequence of the subs were poor, didn’t agree with the reshuffle to put Boucad on. Thought Levi should’ve replaced Cato, and then Lobo/Plaza for Jomal.

  104. Everybody blames KJ which makes no sense to me. He is on an island with little to no help. With proper service he can do the job. I’m not a KJ fan by any means but come on man. Cato does absolutely nothing game after game yet people chastise KJ.

    • Holdup what? With what service? He has to be mobile and work harder, I agree. But don’t place all the blame at his feet. I totally disagree with that

    • Brent… this is d HEX…
      KJ is picked by Hart for his presence…and bcuz he is d Captain…but look at allllll the other football dynamics based on d individual we r speaking about…..
      He is d largest player on d field…so he will giv any opposing Coach d impression that he can b a handfull…that never happens….
      Putting aside the fact that KJ never scores( his ratio of goals to games started is in d minus)
      When we r building out of the back…he doesnt hav d workrate to show for d ball consistently…
      He doesnt hav d touch and sharpness of legs to protect d ball when he gets it…So we cant start d play with him..
      And we cant finish d play with him…..
      But thats not d astonishing thing…the tallest and largest man on d field (KJ) is absolutely no threat from set pieces…tell me when hav u ever seen KJ jump over a defender who is shorter than him and score a header….
      When u reach the point where at International level…your performance has more negatives than positives…then that level has already left u behind

    • Your points are valid Dexter. Please know that I am not discounting them. But the notion that everybody points to KJ as a scapegoat is ridiculous.

    • Brent…get serious please…he is not jus another player…he is d leading striker…and he is d CAPTAIN….this is d final competitive phase to play in the WORLD CUP…this is d frickin HEXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • So because he is the captain he is too blame? Typical Trini’s bro. Win as a team, lose as a team….

    • But he is the scapegoat because we have other prolific goalscorers on the team given the same amount of time on the field will always do a better job than him and I will always ask this question have to ever seen anyone wear the Captain armband eh and they are a shithound eh come on nah man Brent Bennett. You really good yes

    • Which player would that be boss?

    • Plaza is a starter he isn’t no come off the bench to expect miracles from him and also Marcus Joseph to eh

    • I have no issue with replacing KJ. However the notion that KJ is what’s wrong with the team is a fallacy….

    • Gosh Brent….bcuz he is d Captain…we xpect more from him…thats alll…i never look fuh scapegoats

    • I hear you bro. Yuh pleading for leadership and heart… I hear you…

    • Well let my Coach Hart bounce his head and leave him on the bench for the next game against Honduras nah and give the other goalscorers their chances and also give the armband to the goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams permanently and I am positively certain that our team will begin to win more games especially when Molino gets his act together and eventually returns to the team

    • This is not about plugging a hole…we hav to build the attack around someone else that is more mobile and technically skilled….

    • Who is that Dexter? You would know better than me but I’ve seen no one on this team capable. And don’t tell me Molino because he does nothing against good competition.

    • Cato tracked back tonight I thought though. He did decent work there. Kenwyne hasn’t played a full game in a month. I thought he lasted long under the circumstances and wasn’t bad.
      The cheer when his number came up was deafening. He must have skin like a rhino yes.

    • Cato loses possession 75% of the time. Next time you watch him please observe. He did work hard defensively and that’s why he plays ahead to Levi. But he doesn’t help us offensively at all IMO. I think he is a very dunce player. I’ve been saying this for years

    • Brent u serious….when we play Caribbean teams of lesser quality KJ misses most and sometimes allllll our goalmouth chances….b4 we continue…hav u ever seen KJ train

    • Steeuupps I really don’t know what game alyuh watching nah but enough excuses about Mr. Bound not to score eh the fella haven’t a clue about the game eh and all he does is argue with his players and he Coaches on the field of play eh, he really needs to resign from representing our sweet country eh.

    • One thing though Dexter. Joel Campbell ent score a goal yet in this campaign. Not one!
      Sometimes you can help without scoring.

    • Most of the purpose of a lone striker is to hold up play. Yes scoring goals is another aspect but primarily its to hold up play to set up your midfielders. If you guys don’t understand that, oh well. What Trini’s looking for from KJ, they will.never get. He is not that type of player. We always want something we don’t have.

    • Yeah but he isn’t even doing what you are saying about holding up the play man, yuh need to remove the cobwebs from your eyes eh

    • Lol. He didn’t stand out today Mango. I won’t argue that. But then he isn’t fully fit. The problem is there no other striker that really pressing him for his place.

    • Personally i would try Levi at centre…
      Joevin…Cato…Levi..is a new dynamic that opposing teams will find difficult and Levi was given more respect than KJ in dat game by d opposing defenders…he is good technically…he is good 1v1…he is strong…he is mobile…and a good eye fuh goal…it wud also mean that we wud hav a high tempo attack that will wear defenders down fuh substitutes…defenders r jus as fresh after 75mins of dealing wit KJ…the level of creativity going 4ward jus went through the roof wit Levi playing on frame

    • Dexter Cyrus re: “have you ever seen Kenwyne train?”

    • Sean i see KJ train….is d worsssssssssssse training ethics i hav ever seen….absolutely no intensity….no emotion….and he always fixing his hair…and walking slower than mih grandmother wen she going in d clinic….if u see KJ train…u will understand y he performs that way in games

    • “Fixin hair….and slower than mig Grandmother” lol lol???

    • Kenwyne has a conversion rate of 90 games for tnt and 22 goals….take note Brent Bennett and others….coach hart has too much confidence in him….and Lasana Liburd in an earlier comment say he was not bad….lol….u crazy lasana ???

    • I don’t disagree Trini Don but that stat is worthless. Outside of Stern John who has a prolific scoring rate for T&T? As great a player Dwight was for us, how many times did he score? I’ll await your research….

    • And Alyuh didn’t see the Assistant Coach Had them warming up with shooting drills to the goalkeepers eh, and Mr Bound not to score, scored all of his goals eh and didn’t even take one shot to the opponent’s goal farless to score any goals. it’s seems that he is a practice champion or what eh steeuuppss and which national team ever does those type of drills in their warm up session just before a game eh. I guess only in our sweet country eh Them really good yes

    • Like I was drunk in d stadium?? Cuz I cuda swear I see Cato run shuttles up and down da flank and feed at least 3 balls to nobody… what the point of having a “Point” man if everytime you look for him in “Point” he now reach La Brea ?

    • Brent Bennett do you smoke ?

    • I guess Brent Bennett missed that part eh, and it wasn’t just one time eh Shawn Charles. Brent Bennett really good yes.

    • Joevin Jones run da left winger and left back till dey tongue out dey mout!! Then… diagonal ball… to no one… there was a point in time where Joevin would reach 10m from the byline and cut back and play it off to Hyland… cuz “Point man” stuck in traffic

    • The shit KJ get away with in d semis….he cant fo that in the hex…..

    • Kj is a defender guys….lets agree on that….btw….insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results….( starting kj)

    • Honestly this TT captain case reminds me if the Darren Sammy WI case… but at least Sammy was the adhesive that held WI together… Jones’ attitude is that of a lazy bully… arms always flailing and always admonishing another player… steupssss

    • Let my Coach Hart and his non paid Assistants don’t select the right team moving forward, they all will finally get their throats bus eh, because my dictator President is a winner and he hates to loose eh. Them really good yes.

    • You is so right Shawn and the thing is he continues to play shit and always blaming the other players eh and this just shows you that the fella doesn’t know the subject et all and which player at this level do we see doing that madness eh be it playing real professional ball for their club team or their national team, he shouldn’t even be wearing no Captain armband eh because he isn’t a leader steeuuppss. Them really good yes.

  105. Well ….. we’re not in kansas anymore …..

  106. It was terrible the way how our team played,them go make Hart resign,I can’t believe in this day and age them men defending like that,Cyrus what the f#@k wrong with yuh, I don’t think this team go qualify after watching this match,it was one of the worst performance I have ever seen

  107. We are last on goal difference starting off so yes, we had a big night

  108. When my both flankers Cato and Jovin Jones speeding down the flanks eh, and looking for Mr. Bound not to score who was no where to be found because he was always in the middle of the field moving like a snail as usual instead of being in the attack and why didn’t our midfield/ play maker Boucard start the game eh. and just imagine he was suppose to the the defensive midfielder eh, and he was doing all the playmaking and passing instead of Hyland eh. he had a very good second half eh. on of course Plaza came onto the field to late to eh.Them really good yes

  109. Kenwyne will make coach hart loose his job…..and ppl like Brian Springer swear by KJ

  110. Hart was happy with us playing the ball around at the back and very little movement from the midfield and a forward who moves when he feels like it. The first half was nothing to talk about Costa Rica had the best chances to score and as the pace increased in the second half we started to look worst and at the end the ball movement in the middle only happened because Costa Rica dropped off.

  111. And d coach started with kenwyne again !!!! F#$kin Steups

  112. My Coach Hart and Mr. Bound not to score really needs to be fired because Coach Hart isn’t picking the right team and of course Mr. Bound not to score continues to behave like if he is the Coach on the field Steeupps Them really good yes.

  113. When I listened to Russell Latapy say at the end of the game that he was satisfied with the team’s performance I understood finally why he’s not coaching in Europe. Anybody who was satisfied with that performance does not have a clue about football. That was about as bad as it can get. We looked clueless. We played at snail’s pace even though speed was supposed to be an asset and it looked like we came to this game settling for one point. If they thought the crowd size was small, wait until the next game. Who wants to pay all that money to watch such a boring, uninspiring and unimaginative brand of football.

  114. Old man score a goal for Mexico, yes

  115. Why not play Abu Bakr instead of Cyrus,he Cyrus making to many mistakes

  116. 50 Costa Rica fans made more noise than the ‘home’ crowd..we sad yes…when things nice again everyone is T&T’s #1 fan!

  117. We NEED better passing and possession. The passes are not flowing and smooth. The runs and movement off the ball MUST be taken up by couple steps in this round. Midfielders have to join the attack much faster and Kenwyn Jones could star off the bench, time for a new skipper as we start to faze him out.
    We can’t be playing to win with not much intensity in the attack and from the older Jones. He must know that he losing some “zing”.

  118. Yeh but dais d least of our worries

  119. Btw, the TTFA give us a six for a nine with Mavado? I certainly didn’t see any sign of him.

    • People were upset that he was selected. It came across d 7o clock news that persons were going to turn their back on him.

      We try so hard to break the Gaza v Gully nonsense here.

      So a promoter want to bring him that is their right but do not subject me to that nonsense.

  120. Im watchin over d game as we speak an Im only seein the 6ft 5in CR

  121. If is anything our central midfielders maybe too side to side…if u say that I can tend to agree but durin Harts tenure this is d most conposed I have ever seen this team played

  122. I doh agree wit dat statement Brent..he got service on his foot but his first tiuch is poor an always playin for a foul.

  123. He does have to work harder. I agree. But the notion that we have someone much better is naive.

  124. We have people that cannot provide service. Two central midfielders that cannot make an accurate pass past 10 yards. What do you expect?

  125. Im not knockin KJ but while he commands d respect on d field he also puts more pressure on d midfield when he misfires an by far he is too static. He showed one or two glimpses of some sort of urgency but definitely needs to do more