Kevan George's Trinidad and Tobago continues its seige on Group A at the 2014 Caribbean Cup, beating French Guiana by a final score of 4-2 to maintain first place in the group. Kevin Molino bagged a brace for the Soca Warriors, with Lester Peltier and Ataullah Guerra contributing with goals as well.
The victory for Trinidad and Tobago ensures that the side will finish no worse than second place in its group, which also guarantees the Soca Warriors qualification for the 2015 Gold Cup. George did not make an appearance in the match for Trinidad and Tobago.
Additionally, Waylon Francis' Costa Rica edged out a thriller in an international friendly against Uruguay. Playing in Uruguay's capital of Montevideo, the Ticos drew 3-3 after fulltime, but won on penalties by a final count of 7-6.
Both sides brought fully loaded squads in for the friendly, with former Crew defender Giancarlo Gonzalez, Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas, Alvaro Saborio and Bryan Ruiz playing for Costa Rica. Likewise, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin were among those featuring for Uruguay. Francis, who was in the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, did not make an appearance in Thursday's friendly.
Today, MLS is conducting the draw to determine the order for the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft, which is set to be held next Wednesday, November 19.
"To determine the draft order, MLS will hold a random weighted draw on Nov. 14 using an envelope method. The system will be weighted by giving the 2014 playoff clubs a single envelope and giving the non-playoff clubs two envelopes. The random selections will be conducted by an MLS league office representative until each club has been appointed a draft position."
Earlier this week, Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter commented on the club's approach to the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft.
"We don't know where we're picking, so we're going to have to see," said the Crew boss. "We're going to have to see what's available. There are some decent players on their roster. We'll have to evaluate that when we find out what spot we're in and what's available."
Stay tuned to TheCrew.com for news of the Black & Gold's slot in the draft.
Romain Gall's run at the 2014 Marbella U-21 International National Teams Football Tournament began in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, as the Crew midfielder bagged two goals in a 4-3 U.S. U-20 Men's National Team victory over Russia's U-21 side.
Gall, who was making his fourth international appearance for the U-20s, scored the opener for the Americans to tie the score at 1-1 in the 19th minute. After back-and-forth second-half action, Gall converted a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time while his side was down a man to snap a 3-3 deadlock and give the U.S. a 4-3 victory.
The U.S. next plays on Saturday against the Republic of Ireland (9:00 a.m. ET kickoff) at San Pedro Stadium.
Photo Credit: U.S. Soccer
Kevan George's Trinidad and Tobago defeated Curacao in its first match of the 2014 Caribbean Cup. Behind a brace from Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones and a game-winner from Orlando City SC man Kevin Molino, the Soca Warriors overcame a 1-0 deficit to win and go atop Group A after the first round of matches.
Rihairo Meulens and Gianluca Maria scored for Curacao in the defeat.
George did not make an appearance for the Soca Warriors, but the Crew midfielder was on the bench for the contest.
Photo Credit: USA Today Sports Images
In a convincing win over Real Salt Lake's Joao Plata, Crew leftback Waylon Francis is on to the Round of 16 in Latino del Año voting on FutbolMLS.com. In the Round of 16, the Costa Rican is up against Chivas USA striker Erick "Cubo" Torres, who topped Francis' teammate Federico Higuaín in the Knockout Round.
Polls close on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 11:59 pm ET. The player who receives the most votes in each pairing will advance to the Grand Finale, which will be composed of the last four players battling for the 2014 Latino del Año crown.
Justin Meram addresses the media about his first call-up to the Iraq National Team.
Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, Assistant Coach Josh Wolff and Crew Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk joined Local Matters for its fourth annual Harvest Ball to help raise over $100,000 for its critical, life-changing programs.
Local Matters has six years’ experience transforming communities in Columbus, Ohio through increased access to, affordability of and education about healthful foods. They have impacted over 15,000 lives with our life-changing programs to decrease obesity and diet-related disease, and combat food insecurity.
In 2015, Local Matter plans to expand its life-changing programming to reach over 10,000 individuals annually, who are at-risk of hunger and diet-related disease.