Yorke, Latapy And Hislop In

Marc Purcell
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Trinidad and Tobago in its encounter with Colombia and El Salvador will have the benefit of all its professional players. The games scheduled for Miami on September 4th and 8th will see T&T at full strength for the first time since there match versus South Africa in May.

Included in the squad is Manchester United star Dwight Yorke and Hibernian mid-fielder Russell Latapy. In goal will be West Ham United custodian Shaka Hislop who will appear in his second game for T&T.

The players became available because of the English break that will take place that weekend.

The squad will be captained by Port Vale midfielder Anthony Rougier. The two match series will also feature the return of Craig Demmin into the squad.

Demmin who plays for Rochester in the A-League, will appear in his first game for T&T in two years. He along with Marvin Andrews in Scotland, Ansil Elcock of Columbus and Rougier will form the nucleus of the T&T back four. Throw in Avery John and the crop of T&T defenders look decent.

The forward line made up of Yorke, Stern John should cause problems for defenders.

Strange enough the midfield has suddenly become a concern. The absence of midfield general has left a void in the area that could see head coach Bertile St. Clair bring up attacking defenders Elcock and Rougier or have Trotman and Nixon play in the midfield.

The squad:
Shaka Hislop (West Ham, England), Clayton Ince (Defence Force), Ansil Elcock (Columbus Crew, USA), Shurland David (CLF San Juan Jabloteh), Derek King (W Connection), Marvin Andrews (Raith Rovers, Scotland), Craig Demmin (Rochester Rhinos, USA), Marlon Rojas (Police), Avery John (Bull Dogs, USA), Angus Eve (Joe Public), Anthony Rougier (Port Vale, England), Brent Rahim (University of Connecticut, USA), Russell Latapy (Hibernian, Scotland), Lyndon Andrews (W Connection), Stern John (Columbus Crew, USA), Jerren Nixon (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Dwight Yorke (Manchester United, England), Arnold Dwarika (Joe Public), Stokely Mason (Joe Public), Mickey Trotman (Le High Valley, USA).

Yorke scores two

Dwight Yorke showed that he is about to repeat his performance from last year. Yorke having scored two goals in three games this season promptly added two more to his total last weekend.

Yorke scored on two headers off direct free kicks late in ManU's game versus Leeds United. They proved to be the only score that they needed as Manchester United completed the 2-0 victory.

In the shooting range...

Russell Latapy scored on a penalty to preserve a 1-1 tie for Hibernian in there game with Hearts. It was Latapy's first goal of the young season. Hibernian are off to a good start in the Scottish premiership as they have not dropped a game since being promoted. They have won one game and tied three others.

For those of us who watched the Columbus Crew- DC United game last weekend many of us were very tempted to call the police after we saw Stern John get robbed.

Near the dying stages of the game John headed home what seemed to be the game tying goal. His celebrations were short lived as the goal was waved off by the referee who thought John had fouled a DC United defender in the process.

The replays showed that he had not fouled the defender and that the goal should have stood. The game ended in a 2-1 win for D.C. United who take a commanding lead in the MLS east.