Ramdhan To Officiate WC Game

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-06-08
Source: 
TTFOL

While T&T bowed out of the World Cup a long time ago, it's influence will still be felt on the World Cup stage. Ramesh Ramdhan is going to officiate the game between Japan and Croatia on the 20th of June. Helping him in that game will be Gonzalez also of Trinidad and Powel of Jamaica. Before that game Gonzalez will be the linesman in the France-South Africa game on the 12th. The next day Ramdhan will be the fourth official in the Holland-Belgium match. This provides the opportunity for Caribbean referee's to shine on the World stage. Ramdhan has officiated several international games including the Gold Cup final and World Cup qualifiers.

Trotman scores in Dallas win

Mickey Trotman came off the bench in the 84th minute and scored four minutes later to break a 3-3 deadlock for Dallas in their game with DC United. It was Trotman's first goal of the season with Dallas. His goal came off a rebounded shot by fellow T&T national Brian Haynes. Despite the goal, Dallas gave up the lead just seconds later when their own defender lofted a pass over their goalie to push the game into a shoot out to decide the winner. In the end Dallas emerged as 5-4 winners.

The Dallas burn were coming off a 8-1 beating by Los Angeles. Both T&T players were in action with Trotman coming on in the 53rd minute and Haynes in the 65th.

This weekend was a bad one for T&T players in the MLS. Stern John could not get into the scoring books when he and Columbus lost to Chicago 2-0. David Nahkid and New England lost to Los Angeles 5-1.

A-League report....

The Trini crew at Raleigh lost to Charleston 4-1. Criag Demmin and Rochester continued their winning ways when they beat Long Island 2-1. On Saturday they beat Staten Island 1-0 to remain undefeated for this season. Shawn Boney and Connecticut beat Jacksonville 2-1 in a shoot-out. Finally, in Toronto Terry St. Louis and Toronto lost to Long Island 3-0 at home.

What to do......

For the next month my phone will off the hook and the convenience store downstairs will be out of Pringles and dip. Unless if you have been in a coma or living in the cave you know the World Cup will begin on Wednesday. The news does not stop for T&T football, I will still keep updating the page with the news on T&T football every Monday and Thursday. Trinidad and Tobago Football Online will provide links to Live coverage of the World Cup. You can see all 64 games via Univision here on the internet. Go to The Stadium for more details for the Univision link via KMEX in Los Angeles.