Sunday, June 11, 2006

Soca!!


Every year we hear harping about how weak CONCACAF -- the group out of which we get the U.S., Mexico, and others -- is. Well Trinidad and Tobago, the last CONCACAF team in the tournament and the smallest country EVER to qualify, shocked the world yesterday.

They tied the 1-seed in their group, perennial power Sweden. The Soca Warriors (as T&T is known over here in the West) showed serious heart as they played with their backup, 37-year-old keeper AND were down a man for almost the entire second half.

The jubiliation at the end of the match, and from the few T&T fans in the crowd, reminded us what this tournament is all about. CONCACAF pride!

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