U.S. Beats Trinidad & Tobago
The U.S. squeezed by Trinidad and Tobago in Port-of-Spain by the score of 1-0. Ricardo Clark’s blast from just outside the penalty area proved to be enough to secure the three points. The win pushed the U.S. to the top of the CONCACAF Hexagonal with 16 points, ahead of Mexico’s 15 and Honduras 13 points.
The first half saw Trinidad with more shots on target including one off the crossbar, but as it appeared that U.S. coach Bob Bradley was ready to make some changes, Clark nailed his bending shot after collecting a nice pass from Landon Donovan.
In the second half goalkeeper Tim Howard was never really pressed by Tobago. The 9 players that brought yellow cards into the match avoided the receiving another. Barring collapses against Honduras on October 10th and Costa Rica on the 14th, the U.S. should reserve its plane tickets to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.
It wasn’t pretty but it was a win and an important three points. Honduras your going down.