El Salvador v Trinidad and Tobago, 08 July 2013

Score2-2
RefereeMarco Rodriguez
CompetitionCONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
VenueRed Bull Arena, Harrison
Match Report Daniel fortuitously put Trinidad and Tobago ahead after eleven minutes. A forward ball was deflected into his path before his shot took a deflection and found the corner of the net. Ten minutes on and El Salvador were level. Trinidad and Tobago conceded a free kick in a dangerous area which Rodolfo Zelaya curled in from 25 yards. El Salvador then took the lead in the 68th minute. It was Rodolfo Zelaya again. This time he ghosted into the box to score a well taken header. The assist came from Darwin Ceren. El Salvador were unable to hold onto their lead for long. Kenwyne Jones equalised as he raced onto a long ball down field and slotted into the corner. It was his first international goal in two years. El Salvador so nearly managed a winner when Osael Romero hit the postwith eight minutes to go. A 2 - 2 draw means goal difference could well come into play in Group B. These two sides will be looking for convincing wins against Haiti. Preview El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago will face off in a crucial opener for these two sides. Trinidad and Tobago will look to Kenwyne Jones to be their main goal threat. The powerful striker has so far scored seven times for his country. The Caribbean islands will also be boosted by the addition of Gavin Hoyte, who started to represent Trinidad and Tobago earlier this year. Rodolfo Zelaya will be the main goal threat for El Salvador. The experience of Osael Romero will also be crucial for the Salvadoreños.

2  El Salvador

Manager: Agustin Castillo

2  Trinidad and Tobago

Manager: Stephen Hart

Goals:

Rodolfo Zelaya 22 G
Rodolfo Zelaya 69 G

Goals:

Keon Daniel 11 G
Kenwyne Jones 73 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dagoberto Portillo
Defender Moisés García
Defender Marcelo Posadas
Defender Steve Purdy
Midfielder Darwin Cerén
Midfielder Richard Menjivar
Midfielder Osael Romero
Midfielder Victor Turcios
Forward Rafael Burgos
Forward Dustin Corea
Forward Rodolfo Zelaya

Starting lineup:

Defender Carlyle Mitchell
Defender Seon Power
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Edwards
Defender/Midfielder Justin Hoyte
Midfielder Kevon Carter
Midfielder Keon Daniel
Midfielder Khaleem Hyland
Midfielder Densill Theobald
Forward Kenwyne Jones

Substitutions:

Andrés Flores for Dustin Corea 62
Léster Blanco for Rafael Burgos 80
Mardo Henríquez for Steve Purdy 88

Substitutions:

Darryl Roberts for Kevon Carter 71
Daneil Cyrus for Keon Daniel 85
Jamal Gay for Carlyle Mitchell 85

Cards:

Cards:

Kenwyne Jones 58 Y

On the bench:

Defender Mardo Henríquez
Forward Léster Blanco
Forward Andrés Flores

On the bench:

Defender Daneil Cyrus
Forward Jamal Gay
Forward Darryl Roberts