Yorke And Nakhid Invited

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-05-18
Source: 
TTFOL

Dwight Yorke and David Nakhid have been invited to play for the Caribbean All-Stars in New York on May 31st. An invitation was extended the two to join fellow Trinidad and Tobago players Arnold Dwarika, Ansil Elcock, Clayton Ince, Jerren Nixon and Sherwyn Julien. The game schduled for Giant's Stadium is billed as a farewell and good luck to Jamaica in there World Cup campaign. The squad will be captained by national striker Jerren Nixon. Yorke is expected in T&T later this week to compete in an international seven-aside tournament.

Russell to bid farewell to Portugal.

The last game of the 1997-1998 season in Portugal has come to an end and with it maybe Russell Latapy's stint in that country. Latapy and Boavista lost to Campomaiorense 2-1 on Sunday. They finish in sixth place with 55 points. The true question is which European club will win the "Russell Latapy Sweepstakes." The winning club gets a top class midfielder with tons of European experience. Clubs in the running for Latapy's services include: Arsenal, Leeds United and Middlesboro in England, two French clubs and one Portuguese club. Boavista may not be out of the works for Latapy. He is expected to sit down with management to discuss the re-tooling of his contract. Boavista is expected to match any offer extended to him from English clubs. Russell is headed to England later this week to make arrangements for his transfer from Boavista.

In other Portuguese action Leonson Lewis completed his season with a 0-0 with his old club Académica. Lewis is in the final year of his contract and may be looking to move on to another club.

MLS report

In weekend action, the Columbus Crew could have used Stern John versus the powerpacked lineup of Los Angeles. John, out for two to four weeks with an injured elbow had to sit and watch the game. The Crew lost to the Galaxy 4-2.

Brian Haynes came on in the 57th minute for Dallas in a 2-1 win over Colorado.

David Nakhid started for New England and Evans Wise came on in the 6th minute in the Revolution's game with Kansas City. However, they lost 3-1 to fall to four wins and five loses on the season.

A-League report

Marvin Raeburn scored in Raleigh's 2-1 win over Worcester. He dribbled past two defenders and put a shoulder high shot past the hapless goalie for the go ahead goal.

In the battle of T&T two towering defenders, Craig Demmin and the Rochester defeated Shawn Boney and the Connecticut Wolves 2-0. On Sunday, the Wolves completed a 5-4 shootout win over the US-Pro 40 team.

Lester Felician scored in New Orlean's 6-5 overtime win over Albuquerque. Felician scored with just four minutes from regulation time to send the game into extra time.

Terry St. Louis and Toronto managed there first win of the season. They beat Atlanta 1-0.