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July 20, 2013 6:35 PM EDT
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Gold Cup Preview: Mexico - Trinidad & Tobago

El Tri stumbled to the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup, where it will face Trinidad & Tobago. A potential semi against Panama looms.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Jose Manuel 'Chepo' de la Torre, Mexico, Gold Cup
Justin Edmonds
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Mexico (4-2-3-1): Orozco;Layun                Huiqui, Valenzuela, Aldrete; Pena, Castro; Luis Montes, Fabian, Brizuela; Jimenez. 

Mexico Under 17

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moises Munoz (Club America)

DEFENDERS: Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Leobardo Lopez (Monterrey), Joel Huiqui (Morelia), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Adrian Aldrete (Club America), Efrain Velarde (Pumas), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (Club America), Miguel Layun (Club America), Jair Pereira (Cruz Azul)

MIDFIELDERS: Carlos Peña (Leon), Javier Cortes (Pumas), Luis Montes (Leon), Jorge Enriquez (Guadalajara), Miguel Ponce (Guadalajara), Alejandro Castro (Cruz Azul)

FORWARDS: Raul Jimenez (Club America), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Rafael Marquez Lugo (Guadalajara), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Javier Orozco (Santos)


Trinidad & Tobago (4-3-3): Williams; Mitchell, Cyrus, Abu, J. Jones; Boucaud, Birchall, Molino; Glen, K. Jones, Roberts.

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Cleon John, Marvin Phillip, Jan Michael Williams

DEFENDERS: Radanfah Abu Bakr, Daniel Cyrus, Aubrey David, Carlos Edwards, Curtis Gonzales, Justin Hoyte, Joevin Jones, Carlyle Mitchell, Seon Power, Robert Primus

MIDFIELDERS: Christopher Birchall, Andre Boucaud, Kevon Carter, Keon Daniel, Kevan George,  Kevin Molino, Denzil Theobald

FORWARDS: Jamal Gay, Cornell Glen, Kenwyne Jones, Darryl Roberts
  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Both these teams finished second in their respective groups. Mexico lost its opening match, 2-1 to Panama, before beating Canada and Martinique to qualify out of Group A. T&T drew El Salvador and lost to Haiti. A win over already-qualified Honduras saw the Caribbeans stumble out of Group B.
  • Each team made one roster change ahead of the knockout rounds. Mexico swapped out Monterrey defender Darvin Chavez for Morelia midfielder Jose Maria Cardenas, and T&T called up Columbus Crew midfielder Kevan George in exchange for Khaleem Hyland.
  • El Tri is 11-3-3 against Trinidad and Tobago in all competitions, including two wins in the Gold Cup group stages. The teams have neve met in the knockout rounds.
  • Mexico is the two-time Gold Cup defending champion, having destroyed the USA 5-0 in the 2009 final, before defeating the United States, again, in 2011, by a 4-2 scoreline. The only three-peat in Gold Cup history was accomplished by El Tri in the 1993, 1996 and 1998 tournaments.
  • The Soca Warriors last beat Mexico in a Hexagonal match in 2005. Stern John scored twice in the 2-1 win over already-qualified Mexico, helping T&T qualify for its only World Cup.


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Available Squads
-Jan-Michael WilliamsGoalkeeper
-Daniel CyrusDefender
-Seon PowerDefender
-Aubrey DavidDefender
-Radanfah Abu BakrDefender
11C. EdwardsDefender
-Andre Boucaud Midfielder
9Keon DanielMidfielder
15Kenwyne JonesStriker
15Darryl RobertsStriker
13Cornell GlenStriker
-Marvin PhillipGoalkeeper
-Cleon JohnGoalkeeper
-Joevin JonesDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
3Curtis GonzalesDefender
7Chris BirchallMidfielder
-Kevon CarterMidfielder
12Densil TheobaldMidfielder
9Jamal GayStriker
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