• Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

    WCQ Game Guide: Trinidad & Tobago v USA

    Action from the World Cup qualifier between the host USA and Trinidad & Tobago (white jersey) on June 8, 2017, in Commerce City, Colorado, USA. (Photo: CA-Images)

    2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

    CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 10 

    Date: October 10, 2017

    Match: Trinidad & Tobago v USA

    Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago

    Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

    MATCH OFFICIALS

    R: Marlon Mejia (El Salvador)

    AR1: Geovany Garcia (El Salvador)

    AR2: David Moran Santos (El Salvador)

    4th: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico) 

    SUSPENSIONS

    Trinidad & Tobago: Kevin Molino

    USA: none 

    ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES

    USA leads: 13W-3D-1L (27GF, 5GA) 

    LAST WCQ MEETING

    June 8, 2017: USA 2, Trinidad & Tobago 0

    Christian Pulisic 52’, 62’ 

    FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM

    USA: WDLDW

    Trinidad & Tobago: LLLLL  

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS 

    USA (Overall record: 7W-4D-4L … 36GF, 14GA)

    13.11.15 USA v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-1 W

    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0 D

    25.03.16 Guatemala v USA 2-0 L

    29.03.16 USA v Guatemala 4-0 W

    02.09.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v USA 0-6 W

    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 W

    11.11.16 USA v Mexico 1-2 L

    15.11.16 Costa Rica v USA 4-0 L

    24.03.17 USA v Honduras 6-0 W

    28.03.17 Panama v USA 1-1 D

    08.06.17 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 W

    11.06.17 Mexico v USA 1-1 D

    01.09.17 Costa Rica v USA 2-0 L

    05.09.17 Honduras v USA 1-1 D

    06.10.17 USA v Panama 4-0 W 

    Trinidad Tobago (Overall record: 4W-2D-9L … 18GF, 27GA)

    13.11.15 Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago 1-2 W

    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0 D

    25.03.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Trinidad & Tobago 2-3 W

    29.03.16 Trinidad & Tobago v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0 W

    02.09.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala 2-2 D

    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 L

    11.11.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica 0-2 L

    15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 L

    24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0 W

    28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 L

    08.06.17 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 L

    13.06.17 Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 L

    01.09.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Honduras 1-2 L

    05.09.17 Panama v Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 L

    06.10.17 Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 L  

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS 

    USA: Jozy Altidore (8); Christian Pulisic (6); Clint Dempsey, Bobby Wood (5); Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Sacha Kljestan (2); Paul Arriola, Matt Besler, Fabian Johnson, Sebastian Lletget, Gyasi Zardes, Graham Zusi (1) 

    Trinidad & Tobago: Joevin Jones (5); Kevin Molino (3); Trevin Caesar, Levi Garcia, Kenwyne Jones (2); Sheldon Bateau, Khaleem Hyland, Carlyle Mitchell, Shahdon Winchester (1) 

    QUICK NOTES 

    Trinidad & Tobago (Hexagonal: 6th place … 1W-0D-8L; 5GF, 18GA)

    - Officially eliminated from World Cup contention

    - Lost last six WCQs

    - Scored one goal or fewer in last 10 WCQ matches

    - Conceded two goals or more in each of last five WCQ outings

    - Former national team star Dennis Lawrence was named head coach in January 2017, replacing Tom Saintfiet, who lasted slightly more than one month on the job

    - Qualified for only one FIFA World Cup, playing in Germany 2006 after overcoming Bahrain in a two-match playoff, 2-1 on aggregate 

    USA (Hexagonal: 3rd place … 3W-3D-3L; 16GF, 11GA)

    - Guaranteed berth in 2018 FIFA World Cup with win Trinidad & Tobago; depending on results in other qualifiers, could also qualify with a draw or a loss

    - 1W-4D-2L in seven 2018 WCQ away games (0-3-1 in Hexagonal)

    - Last three 2018 WCQ away games ended in 1-1 draws

    - Holds record for most Hexagonal wins (32) and most first-place finishes (3)

    - Clint Dempsey is the USA’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup Qualifying with 18 goals

    - Played in seven straight World Cups (longest active streak of any CONCACAF side)  

    LAST MEETING

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING, 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

    July 8, 2017: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, Colorado, USA (Att: 19,188)

    USA-Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 (0-0)

    Christian Pulisic 52’, 62’ 

    USA: Tim Howard; DeAndre Yedlin, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Jorge Villafaña, Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson (Alejandro Bedoya 74’), Christian Pulisic, Darlington Nagbe, Clint Dempsey (Kellyn Acosta 61’), Jozy Altidore (Bobby Wood 83’). Head Coach: Bruce Arena 

    Trinidad & Tobago: Jan-Michael Williams; Carlos Edwards, Sheldon Bateau, Mekeil Williams, Daneil Cyrus, Kevin Molino, Kevan George, Khaleem Hyland (Leston Paul 76’), Joevin Jones (Shahdon Winchester 68’), Nathan Lewis, Kenwyne Jones (Jamille Boatswain 82’). Head Coach: Dennis Lawrence 

    R: Oscar Moncada (Honduras); AR1: Christian Ramirez (Honduras); AR2: Melvyn Cruz (Honduras); 4th: Raul Castro (Honduras)

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