Jack was not the only one to recieve the All American awards. Darin Lewis was named to the NJCAA second team as a forward.
In the shooting range...
Over in Scotland, Russell Latapy played his usual role as playmaker for Hibernian this weekend. Hibernian defeated rivals Ayr United 3-0. That win cements there place on the top of the Scottish First division.
In Portugal, Leonson Lewis and Amadora tied Sporting Braga 1-1.
T&T women lay down the law.
The second game was scheduled for last night. The women's team includes Swiss defender Kathy Ann Guy who is scheduled to marry national men's striker Jerren Nixon soon. The games were scheduled to provide a way for head coach Jamaal Shabazz to evaluate young talent. It was only two weeks ago that it was found out that there will be a women's portion of the Pan Am games that will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba next year.
The national team:
Goalkeepers: Natalie Noel, Ineka Waterman, Sherry Ann James
Defenders: Jasmine Callendar, Desiree Sargeant, Dawn Marie Alfred,
Kathy Ann Guy, Jamila
Midfielders: Izler Browne, Ricarda Nelson, SeeDonna Agard, Natasha Thomas, Tamara Charles, Leslie Ann James, Margaret Andem
Strikers: Vasha Maharaj, April Reyes, Natalie DesVignes, Simone Assing, Rae Ann Elder, Keisha James, Jill Pasqual Timothy
Technical Staff: Jamaal Shabazz (head coach), Abdul Rashid and Ernest Ferdinand (assistant coaches), Sharon O'Brien (manager), Junior Phillip (physio).
In other national team news, the Under 23 team in a quest to reach the Olympic games in 2000 will take on St. Vincent and the Grenadines on January 17th. It will be part of a two game home and away series starting in St. Vincent. Once the Olympic squad gets past St. Vincent they will face either Barbados or St. Lucia in the right to represent the Caribbean in the round robin series which will involve Canada, Guatemala and Guyana or Suriname. The squad is expected to begin there training today at 8:30am at the Concacaf Centre of Excellence.
TT Olympic team:
Adrian Thomas, Anthony Marshall, Ron Alfred, Anton Pierre, Kerwyn Jemmot, Joseph Peters, Hector Sam, Larry McDonald, Darryl Toussaint, Sherwyn Jack, Marvin Gordon, Isa Ar Razi, Andre Cooper, Vijay Samaroo, Kerwyn Jack, Kamal De Gregory, Cornell Glenn, Addae Rique, Derek King, Kwesi Smith, Chad Sandy, Richard Santana, Kevin Adams, Adrian Narine, Jason Scotland, Marlon Warner, Carlos Edwards and Atiba Charles.
Finally, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has approved the plans for the building of five stadiums for the World Youth cup in 2001. Construction scheduled to begin in February. The government has approved TT$ 140 million for the project which will see the development of multi-purpose facilities in Arima, Couva, San Fernando, Tobago and Marabella.
Latapy scores, Rougier transferred.
In other news, Tony Rougier is now a member of the Port Vale football club. The transfer fee is estimated to be between £175,000 and £200,000. The move to the English first division club came just in time for Rougier to take part in Port Vale's FA Cup tie with Liverpool in two weeks. However, Tony Rougier has to sit for two weeks to obtain a work permit from the English authorities. Port Vale are currently struggling to avoid relegation into the second division.
In the shooting range...
Shaka Hislop and West Ham continued there good run when they defeated Everton 2-1.
In the English first division, Clint Marcelle and Barnsley lost Swindon Town 3-1.
Latapy continues good run.
Latapy...still the man.
Russell Latapy still continues to impress in Scotland. Last weekend he and Hibernian completed a 2-1 victory over rivals Falkirk. That win cemented Hibernian's place on the top of the Scottish First division.
Latapy was instrumental in the opening score. His deep cross from a corner kick found the head of Hughes who powered home the ball. Latapy remained the main threat in the midfield, twice testing the Falkirk goalie with long range shots.
In the second half, Tony Rougier replaced Latapy and promptly caused trouble for Falkrick. His deep run and pass to Crawford gave Hibs a 2-0 score in the 65th minute.
In other Scottish action, Marvin Andrews was not listed as a starter in Raith's encounter with Ayr United. Raith won the game 2-0 to move off the bottom of the Scottish First division table.
Nixon and Zurich complete first half
There last game before the winter break was against FC Aarau which they won 1-0. That win extended there unbeaten streak to eight games and gave them a overall record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 4 loses. Considering that Zurich dropped there first three games of the season that record is impressive.
Throw in a good run in the UEFA cup and this was a dream fall for Nixon. They finished in third place with 38 points the same as cross town rivals Grasshoppers. However, Grasshoppers have a better goal difference than FC Zurich.
FC Zurich and Nixon return to action in the spring when they play in the championship round of Swiss first division.
Clint Marcelle and Barnsley competed a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town.
Leonson Lewis and Estrell Amadorra salvaged a 1-1 tie with Salguerios.
Trinidad and Tobago now enter into group B play with host El Salvador, Canada and Mexico.The final round will begin in February. The winner of the group will advance to New Zealand. The second placed team will play the second placed team of Group A. That group will play in Jamaica and will include the United States, Costa Rica and the winner of the Guatemala/Honduras series.
Yorke in, Nixon out
Despite constant pressure from the United offense Munich survived with a 1-1 draw. Yorke had some good chances in the game. He hit a one time 20 yard shot that sailed over the crossbar and had a header that passed just wide of the goal.
The tie left United with 10 points one behind Munich. Fixtures for the next round will be announced shortly.
In UEFA cup action, despite a good game by Jerren Nixon, FC Zurich still could not over come a determined Italian team. AS Roma and FC Zurich tied there encounter 2-2. The tie means Roma progress on the aways goal rule.
In the bitter cold of Zurich, Nixon provided a free kick to South African international Antonio Chimenti whose header tied the game 1-1. Zurich went ahead 2-1 in the 79th minute but in the last minute of play Francesco Totti grabbed the equalizer to send Roma through to the quarter finals.
Rougier on the move?
According to reports during a pre season game with Hibernian the Port Vale manager was impressed with Rougier. Recently the Port Vale manager noticed that Rougier was not in the lineup as much and inquired about his availability. He will train with the club until today and report back to Hibernian. The asking price for a transfer is around £100,000.
The winner of the tournament move on to the final round scheduled for El Salvador. The winner of the Concacaf tournament moves onto the Under 17 World Championship in New Zealand next year.
TEAMS M W L D GF GA GD PTS
Barbados 2 1 1 - 6 4 +2 3
Bermuda 2 1 1 - 3 1 +2 3
Trinidad & Tob. 2 1 1 - 2 3 -1 3
Neth.Antilles 2 1 1 - 3 6 -3 3
Remaining matches: Sunday December 6: Bermuda v Barbados, T&T v Neth.Antilles.
Yorke subdued in Villa return.
In what many called the game of the year, Aston Villa and Manchester United played to a respectable 1-1 tie. United scored first in the 47th minute on a strike by English international Paul Scholes. Villa equalized in the 55th minute. Yorke had some good touches on the ball but found himself tightly marked by his former Villa teammates. With the tie Manchester United still remain in second place one point behind Villa.
In other Premiership action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham got shelled 4-0 by Leeds. West Ham has enjoyed much success at Elland Road home ground of Leeds for sometime. The lost drops West Ham into sixth placed in the table.
Rougier scores in Hibs win.
Rougier...puts away another.
Tony Rougier scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 Hibernian win over Greenock Morton on Saturday. Rougier who had a habit of scoring late in games last year kept up to form when he scored in the 90th minute to preserve the win for Hibs.
Rougier didnot start but came on as a replacement for Russell Latapy in the 73rd minute. The win keeps Hibernian on top of the Scottish First division with three points separating them from second placed Ayr United.
In the shooting range...
Yorke lights it up.
Yorke...under pressure versus Leeds
Barcelona looked most likely to come away with a win when they opened the scoring in the first minute of the game. However, Yorke answered that score with a strike in the 25th minute that silenced the 70,000 fans. In the second half Yorke's strike partner Andy Cole put United up 2-1 just seven minutes from the restart. That celebration was short lived when Brazilian Rivaldo tied the score at 2-2 in the 56th minute. Dwight Yorke made the score 3-2 in the 67th minute and put Man U in the driver's seat. However Rivaldo came to the rescue of Barcelona in the 72nd minute to tie the game 3-3.
With the tie Manchester United drop to second place behind Bayern Munich who leaped forged to top place with a 2-1 win over Brody. Munich leads United by a single point. Next week's game between the two will be a winner take all for top place.
Dwight Yorke returned to action last Sunday when he and United completed a 3-2 win over Leeds United. The win moved United into second place in the English Premiership with just one point separating them from Aston Villa. That situation could change this weekend.
Dwight Yorke has faced many challenges throughout his career. However, this Saturday could be his toughest challenge to date. It will be the first time that Yorke will play at Villa park since his transfer earlier this year. The Aston Villa faithful will no doubt be showing there disapproval of Yorke when he runs onto the field. They view Yorke as a traitor and villain who left Villa for the bright lights and money of Old Trafford. Should he score the cascade of boos will sound just as loud as if the Prime Minister of Trinidad was making an appearance at a freedom of the press conference in Port of Spain.
In other action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham have moved into third placed. They were powered by a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspurs.
Joe Public win Club championship.
Earlier this year Joe Public were embarrassed by eventual champions DC United 6-0 in Washington D.C. Since then team owner Jack Warner has promised to revamp the team. It was announced yesterday that Colombian head coach Slobodan Zecevic will take over the team from Muhammed Isa. Isa coached the team to the Champions League cup, SPFL title and Caribbean Club Championship.
Joe Public will form part of the new Professional Football League which will get started next season. They along with Barbados Mutual Queens Park, Courts Caledonian AIA and CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh will be four of the original teams in the new league. They will be joined by four other teams that will be picked by the TTFF. Two possible teams in the running include United Petrotrin and Defense Force. Joe Public now embark on a tour of St. Vincent and Antigua.
In other news the Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 team suffered a major setback in their attempt to qualify for the World Under 17 cup in New Zealand next year. They lost to Bermuda 3-0. That's right Bermuda. Trinidad and Tobago now have a huge task before them. They must defeat the Netherlands Antilles and Barbados in order to reach the next round of qualifying in El Salvador early next year.
In the starting lineup...
Shaka Hislop and West Ham take on Leeds United.
In the English first division Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will be looking to dish out another severe beating this weekend when they face Watford. Last week Barnsley celebrated their biggest victory of the season when they defeated Huddersfield 7-1.
In Scotland, Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers are coming off a 1-1 tie last weekend. This weekend they encounter Hamilton at home.
Tony Rougier, Russell Latapy and Hibernian find themselves on top of the division via a 1-0 win last weekend versus Airdire. This week they will face Greenock Morton.
In Switzerland, things just keep rolling along for Jerren Nixon and FC Zurich. Last week they defeated FC Lugano 4-1. That moved them within one point of second placed Grasshoppers. On Friday they face FC Sion.
In Portugal, Leonson Lewis exacted some form of revenge on his former teammates at Boavista. E.Amadorra defeated Boavista 2-1. This week they face Leiria.