• Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

    Trinidad defeats Costa Rica 2-0 at U17s

    By Michael Lewis

    LA CHORRERA, Panama -- Trinidad & Tobago kept its hopes up of reaching the quarterfinals of the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship by recording a 2-0 Group B victory over Costa Rica on Monday night.

    Andre Fortune scored in the first half and Brent Sam added an insurance goal for the Soca Warriors in the second half at Estadio Agustin Muquita Sanchez.

    Goalkeeper Johan Welch, who plays for the Houston Dynamo Academy team, recorded the shutout for the Caribbean side.

    Trinidad ended group play with three points (1 win, 0 draws, 1 loss0. The Costa Ricans (0-0-1, 0 pts.) face Canada (1-0-0, 3 pts.), 2-0 winners over Trinidad in its Saturday opener, in the final group match on Wednesday night.

    The Ticos squandered a golden opportunity to take an early lead after Trinidad's Brendon Creed took down Arington Torres in the penalty area. Referee Armando Castro of Honduras had no hesitation pointing to the penalty spot.

    On the ensuing kick, however, Costa Rica's Rory Rivera sent his attempt high over the net in the the seventh minute.

    The Soca Warriors broke the ice in the 33rd minute with a goal from Fortune, who unleashed a low, 28-yard shot, a left-footed effort that he tucked just inside the right post and goalkeeper Jorge Jara for a 1-0 lead.

    After coming up empty in the opening 45 minutes, the Costa Ricans came out of the locker room with much more energy to start the second half.

    In search of the equalizer, Torres broke through the Trinidad backline and sent a shot that barely missed the right post in the 48th minute.

    The Central Americans came close to knotting things up in the 65th minute when Torres headed a left-wing cross by Fernando Segura off the left post.

    Trinidad made most of one of its few scoring opportunities in the second half. Segura fouled Aikim Andrews at the right edge of the penalty area. Sam launched an 18-yard free kick with his left foot that beat Jara to the near post and a two-goal advantage in the 79th minute.

     

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Mexico’s Torres credits team for CU17 Golden Ball

His field awareness, movement, passing ability and knack for scoring earned Mexico’s Jairo Torres the Golden Ball award as the best player in the recently-completed CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.

Mexico U17s satisfied with CONCACAF title, but look ahead

Mexico earned its third consecutive CONCACAF Under-17 Championship title on Sunday in Panama City, Panama, prevailing over the United States in the final, 5-4 on penalty kicks, following a 1-1 draw.

Jamaica U17s’ Edwards optimistic about future

It has been six years since Jamaica last competed in a FIFA U-17 World Cup and its recent elimination from the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship means another two-year wait will be required before it has an opportunity to do so again.

TSG reveals CU17 Best XI, award winners

Following completion of the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, the Technical Study Group announced the tournament’s Best XI and handed out awards.

CU17PAN: United States vs México Highlights