Hometown: Macoya, Trinidad & Tobago
Stadium: Marvin Lee Stadium
Manager: Derek King & Ralph Nelson (Trinidad &Tobago)
Qualification Method: CFU club championship finalist
Champions League Appearances: 1; 2008-’09 Group Stage
Honors: 1998, 2006 & 2009 Trinidad Pro League champions; 1998 & 2000 Caribbean Club Champions
The club belonging to FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jack Warner is back in the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League, and MLS fans will remember their last appearance. The club embarrassed New England with a 4-0 win at Gillette Stadium and knocked out the Revolution 6-1 on aggregate to advance to the group stage in 2008-09.
Despite the fact that Joe Public are coming off a dream season in 2009 with a haul of five trophies, 2010 has not carried the same fortune. The club finds itself in second place in Trinidad & Tobago’s domestic Pro League, a distant 11 points behind leaders Defence Force. They were also recently eliminated from a domestic knockout tournament in the quarterfinal stage. The recent stretch of results has been so poor that a joint head coach has been brought on to assist manager Derek King, who was an assistant on the Joe Public side that defeated the Revolution.
Purchase tickets for the match on September 14th at 8pm