Trinidad And Tobago Leave For St. Kitts

Marc Purcell
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Trinidad and Tobago will travel to St. Kitts and Nevis today to take part in a invitational tournament. The squad includes Mickey Trotman (New Orleans) and once again posses several young players. Richard Braithwaite team manager, pointed out in a Trinidad Express interview that the squad is alot younger than the one that played Chivas last month. This is in keeping with St. Clair's policy of rebuilding from the ground up. T&T will play Oldham Athletic on Saturday and versus the host on May 26th.

Squad: Clayton Ince, Michael McComie, Shurland David, Sherwyn Julien, Keyeno Thomas, Atiba Charles, Lyndon Andrews, Kerwyn Jemmott, Stokely Mason, Marvin Gordon, Rodney Dennis, Mickey Trotman, Irasto Knights, Dexter Boucher, Dale Saunders, Errol McFarlane, Nigel Pierre, Anton Pierre.

St. Clair wants wins.

National team head coach Bertile St. Clair wants wins. Speaking to TTFOL he said that the team that he has right now is a good one and is impressed by the young players. He said however, that the team has to start winning. He pointed out that the game versus Saudi Arabia was a good one and players that impressed him included Tony Rougier of Hibernian and Joe Public stand out Irasto Knights. Since St. Clair has taken over T&T's record has been spoty at best. They have won the Caribbean title and had a good record in the Gold Cup. This year T&T has two wins and five losses.

Yorke returns home, Latapy to England.

Dwight Yorke is scheduled to return to Trinidad today for a much needed rest and relaxation period after a tough season in England. Yorke, who scored 16 goals this season is scheduled to play in a international sevens tournament this weekend. It is not known whether Yorke will play in the Shell tournament scheduled for August. Yorke has not represented T&T since the USA game in the 1996 World Cup qualifiers.

Latapy is scheduled to leave Portugal on Friday to go to England. He will be engaged in transfer talks with clubs in the English Premier League. Three clubs in the running for Latapy include league champions Arsenal, newly promoted Middlesboro and Leeds United. Boavista is not going to let Latapy go without a fight. According to his manager, Boavista is prepared to match any offer that Latapy should get from the clubs in England.

In the starting lineup...

Trinidad and Tobago plays Oldham Athlectic on Saturday in St. Kitts. Over in the USA, David Nahkid and Evans Wise of New England will face Ansil Elcock and the Columbus Crew. You can hear all the action by going to MLSNET broadcast network at 7:30pm on Friday. Brian Haynes and Dallas face Los Angeles on Saturday at 10:30pm. You can also hear the action at the MLSNET broadcast network. In A-league action Craig Demmin and Rochester face Worester at home on Friday. On Friday Lester Felician, Gary Glasgow and the gang at New Orleans face El Paso and on Saturday they face Albuquerque. Shawn Boney and Connecticut face Long Island. Terry St. Louis and Toronto face Worester at home.