Just in case you missed it...[R]

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Bluecat82, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and judging by the lack of reaction around here, we all did...

    Francisco Maturana resigned on Wednesday as head coach of Trinidad & Tobago.

    Introducing as new Interim Head Coach...

    (translation: he gets two games to right the ship...gee, thanks Jack...)

    Russell Latapy.

    Congratulations, Russell...best of luck!
     
  2. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Let's see, after squeaking past Guatemala in the semifinals (after having spent the first year of the cycle in a shambles, no less) they earn a road draw against the team that turns out to have earned a point off the confederational giant (the USA), and then get beaten by said confederational giants by a very predictable scoreline while playing on the road. Ok, they failed to beat Honduras at home, but that would've been considered a mild upset.

    Nice guy, that Jack...
     
  3. Asprilla9

    Asprilla9 Member

    Dec 15, 2000
    Beaverton, OR
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    that's an awfully panicky move. i don't see this as getting them closer to that 4th spot.
     
  4. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    More confirmation that not all federations simply accept results that are below expectations.
     
  5. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Not that that's necessarily a wise move...
     
  6. Karl K

    Karl K Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Suburban Chicago
    This move brings new meaning to the phrase "rearranging the deck chairs."

    Good luck Russell. You're going to need it.
     
  7. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    But have results been below expectations? Not by much.

    TT don't have the talent right now..............I don't care who the coach is. Oh yes, they have offensive talent like Kenwyne Jones and Carlos Edwards. But their defensive talent is way below par when compared to the top teams of the hex.

    And please, let's not turn this into Bob Bradley hater thread #6452.
     
  8. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Kenwyne Jones may be able to do the business for Sunderland, but the guy's practically a cadaver when he suits up for T&T:

    4 goals in 36 caps.

    :eek:
     
  9. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nobody to cross the ball into him. Edwards has pace, but we saw his crossing ability against the US. El Stinko.
     
  10. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    What, if any, are Latapys coaching credentials..?? experience..??
     
  11. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    He was an asst. coach at Falkirk in the SPL for the past couple years.
     
  12. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    Thanks. Probably means that T&T are f'd......
     
  13. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    When in the hex did Beenhaker take over?

    /11 behind the ball!
     
  14. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    They were f'd before now.
     

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