Closing Games for 2012 Olympic Qualifying Group B

Today at the Home Depot Center Trinidad & Tobago will face off with Honduras at 6pm and Mexico against Panama at 8:30pm

Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama


Recap on Sunday Matches with Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama.
And Mexico vs Honduras

Trinidad pull off a late goal at the end to seek a chance of going to the London Summer Olympics

Last Sunday in the pouring rain Trinidad & Tobago was down one goal to Panama and surprisingly in the 93 minutes they rebounds to a 1-1 draw to increase their chance to go to the London 2012 Olympic.

When Panama takes on Trinidad & Tobago both teams had no points after their opener losses to Honduras and Mexico respectively on Friday.

In the first half, Panama was more aggressive and had the leading edge over Trinidad & Tobago with ball possessions and have out performed them with goal attempts.

Panama made 9 goal attempts whilst Trinidad had 2 but both teams had only one shots each on target at the end of the first half.

At half time whistle both teams leave the pitch wet and scoreless.

2nd Half
When the 2nd half resumed Trinidad & Tobago became more aggressive.

Trinidad & Tobago made their first sub in the 62 minutes by replacing 19-Daniel Cyrus with 11-Shahdon Winchester.

Panama made a sub in the 66 minutes with 19-Cicilio Waterman replacing 9-Victor Barrera.

The first lone goal came for Panama when 19-Cicillio Waterman pickup a pass from 20-Anibal Godoy and gave his team the lead in the 68 minutes.

3-Joevin Jones of Trinidad & Tobago picked up the first yellow card in the game in the 68 minutes.

Ten minutes later the Trinidad & Tobago made a second change with 12-Jayson Joseph replacing 17-Mekeil Williams.

It was a game changer moment for Caribbean squad with Joseph and Winchester on the pitch, as they increase their goal attempts.

Trinidad & Tobago #12-Jayson Joseph got yellow carded in the 82 minutes. Within a minute later another yellow card was handed to Panama #2-Rolando Algandona and 5 minutes after another yellow card handed out to Trinidad & Tobago #19-Daneil Cyrus.

Panama continues to hold on to the lead until the 93rd minutes when Trinidad & Tobago 11-Shahdon Winchester revived his team with the game’s equalizer giving them a chance to seek a berth to the London 2012 Olympics.

The overall game was very physical maybe contribute to the rain and the slippery pitch.

Referee had made a total of 35 foul calls, with 20 going towards Trinidad & Tobago.
And 5 yellow cards violation.

The game ended with each team getting a one point each for the 1-1 draw.

Mexico 19=Alan Pulido scored Hat Trick against Honduras

Pulido’s Hat Trick catapults Mexico to the Top.

Home Depot Center, Carson – On Sunday, 16,184 soccer fans sat in the rain to witness Mexico #19 Alan Pulido scoring his hat trick against Honduras to put his team in top position of Group B.

The fast and unbeatable Mexican squad did it again when they defeated Honduras 3 goals to none.

Early in the game Alan started his goal scoring streak when he got an assist from Mexico #11 Javier Aquino in the 13 minutes to put the first goal on the score board.

The second goal came in the 40th minutes when the fans favorite, Chivas USA’s Marco Fabian Mexico #10, served Alan who didn’t waste the opportunity to send the ball in back of the Honduran’s net.

At half time Mexico had 2 goals and Honduras zero as they left the wet slippery pitch to re-group and strategize for the second half.

Second Half.
At the blow of the whistle the Mexican squad manage to move the ball so quickly to the Honduras 18’ box to Javier who pass to Alan who didn’t hesitate to complete his hat trick when he send the ball pass Honduran GK Jose Mendoza in the 1st minute of the 2nd half.

When the game ended both teams traded almost even attempts on goal but Mexico out do their opponent with shots on target with 5 to 3.

El Salvador referee Elmer Bonilla handed out a total of 6 yellow cards in the game with Honduras receiving 4.
Honduras: 20-Alfredo Mejia in the 2minutes, 5-Ever Alvarado in the 42 minutes,
4-Hilder Colon in the 45 minutes and 13-Eddie Hernandez in the 64 minutes
Mexico: 6-Hector Herrera in the 25 minutes and 3-Hiram Mier in the 39 minutes.

Mexico is now the leader in the Group B Tournament with 6 points after 2 impressive wins.

Today the unbeatable Mexican squad will take on Panama at 8:30pm.

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