Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico,
Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela
Player of the Tournament: Matias PAREDES (ARG)
Goal-keeper of the Tournament: David CARTER (CAN)
U21 Player of the Tournament: Tariq MARCANO (TTO)
Top goal-scorer: Matias PAREDES (ARG) and Gonzalo PEILLAT (ARG), 7 goals
|6 August 2017|
|6||Pool B||12:00pm||TTO - MEX||3 - 2||Official||x 2|
The second game of the day was so far, the closest of the 2017 Pan American Cup.
Pool B, Trinidad & Tobago edged Mexico 3-2 and won the first match in Lancaster.
Akim Toussaint was in charge of breaking the match by pushing the ball over the goalkeeper. His celebration was a true reflection of his wishes to win this match and keep his team on track.
Glen Francis, Trinidad & Tobago’s Coach put forward a game based on Kwan Brown experience who on several occasions was able to project himself as a striker and to cause several chances for a goal. Another outstanding player of this team was Kristien Emmanuel, who led the offensive, took advantage of a series of rebounds in the area, and found the opportunity to score the first goal.
Continuing with an offensive approach, TTO tried to increase the number of attacks, leaving open spaces that Mexico was able to take advantage of efficiently. At 35 'after a great individual action of Daniel Rangel ended with a shot in height, taken advantage of by Irvin Chavez and tied the game.
At 38 'the game entered a fast pace. Lyndell Byer was in the right place to catch a lost ball in the area and score 2-1 to seal the third quarter.
The tension in the field increased in the fourth quarter and the referees decided to calm the anxieties by applying yellow and green cards. 52 minutes into the match, after a great move Guillermo Pedraza scored a goal and tied the game.
Mexico mad a mistake and Trinidad & Tobago took advantage of it. After a perfect pass from Kristien Emmanuel, Akim Toussaint scooped the ball over the goalkeeper. Final Result 3-2 Trinidad & Tobago.
Extra Info: The last time both teams played against in a Pan American Cup was in 2009 in Santiago de Chile, where Trinidad surpassed Mexico 5-3 in the 5th and 6th place match. Outside of this tournament, at Rio's Test Event in 2015 the results were: TTO 9-2 and 3-1.
|Trinidad & Tobago||14||22||EMMANUEL Kristien||PC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||38||30||BYER Lyndell||PC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||57||9||TOUSSAINT Akim||FG|
|Mexico||10||10||CHAVEZ Irvin||Green Card|
|Mexico||11||16||GONZALEZ Luis||Green Card|
|Mexico||42||27||GONZALEZ Guillermo||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||43||6||PASCAL Marcus||Green Card|
|Mexico||44||5||GARCIA Roberto||Yellow Card|
|Mexico||57||5||GARCIA Roberto||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||58||19||DANIEL Shaquille||Green Card|
|Mexico||60||5||GARCIA Roberto||Yellow Card|