Trinidad & Tobago (pictured) receives instruction from head coach Tom Saintfiet during a training session on January 2, 2017. (Photo: TTFA Media)
COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad & Tobago has competed in nine of the 13 previous CONCACAF Gold Cup’s, but if it wants to make it 10, finishing first in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup fifth-place playoff is mandatory.
The Soca Warriors – under the guidance of recently-named head coach Tom Saintfiet -- will host the three-team event, which they will open against Suriname on Wednesday at Ato Boldon Stadium.
CONCACAF.com takes a look at a side aiming to join Jamaica as the only Caribbean sides to qualify for 10 Gold Cups.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Head Coach: Tom Saintfiet
2016/17 Caribbean Cup Record: W-1; D-0; L-1; GF-4; GA-2
Goalscorers: Kevin Molino (3); Cordell Cato (1)
CONCACAF Gold Cup Appearances: 9 (1991, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015)
2016/17 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP RESULTS
THIRD ROUND: GROUP 4 (2nd place)
October 5, 2016: Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago-Dominican Republic 4-0 (3-0)
Kevin Molino 14’, 18’, 55’; Cordell Cato 30’
October 11, 2016: Stade Pierre Aliker – Fort-de-France, Martinique
Martinique-Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 aet (0-0)
Kevin Parsemain 105’; Steeven Langil 120’
GOALKEEPERS: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Glenroy Samuel (Ma Pau Stars)
DEFENDERS: Radanfah Abu Bakr (Sillamae Kallen/Estonia), Aubrey David (Saprissa/Costa Rica);
Carlos Edwards (Ma Paul Stars), Maurice Forde (DirecTV W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Carlyle Mitchell (Seoul E-Land/Korea Republic)
MIDFIELDERS: Aikim Andrews (DirecTV W Connection), W Connection), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge/England), Tyrone Charles (San Juan Jabloteh), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada/USA), Hughtun Hector (DirecTV W Connection), Alvin Jones (DirecTV W Connection), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh)
FORWARDS: Trevin Caesar (Orange County Blues/USA), Cornell Glen (Ozone FC Bengalaru/India), Akeem Roach (Club Sando), Shahdon Winchester (Murcielagos FC/Mexico),