Monday, March 9, 2009

A Crazy Night In CONCACAF

What a crazy couple of games last night in Group A....

The first game of the double header at Dwight Yorke Stadium - Jamaica vs. El Salvador - saw a 1-1 game in just the 11th minute, three players sent off before halftime and a team with nine men on the field eventually win the game 2-1 despite being outplayed. Near the end of the game, the Jamaican players were so tired that they were just sitting down during stoppages of play.

The USA - Honduras match started without lights but with a replaying of the Star Spangled Banner after an electrical failure. That was just the beginning though as another power failure caused a 10-minute delay in the 35th minute.

In all, the four Group A teams combined for four red cards and three goals on the night. All four are still in the running for one of the top two spots in the group and therefore, advancement to the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Tonight in Group B, both Canada and Mexico will be desperate for points tonight as they battle in the second group game in Trinidad. Costa Rica and the hosts are also squaring off tonight, with the winner securing a berth in Egypt.

Whew... we're exhausted just writing that....

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