Haiti moves onto Gold Cup playoff, eliminating Trinidad and Tobago

Les Grenadiers knocked the Soca Warriors out of contention for the CONCACAF championship, but are yet to guarantee their own place in this summer's tournament.

Haiti's quest for a spot in the 2017 Gold Cup is still alive after Les Grenadiers topped Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 in extra time Sunday.

The result sends Haiti through to the fifth-place playoff against Central America's fifth place team, while Trinidad and Tobago is out of Gold Cup contention. The Soca Warriors hosted the tournament, which put the three best second-place teams from the third round of Caribbean Cup qualifying in a round-robin. Suriname beat Trinidad and Tobago in extra time in the opening match, but Haiti easily handled Suriname, conceding two late but still winning 4-2.

Needing a win by two goals, Trinidad and Tobago got off to a fast start, with Shahdon Winchester scoring in the opening minute. But young New York Red Bulls forward Derrick Etienne found a first-half equalizer. Winchester doubled his goal total for the day before the break only for Kervens Belfort to head in a free kick to again bring things level.

While Haiti could've scored an own goal late to lose the contest but advance on goal difference, interim coach Jean-Claude Josaphat had his side push for a goal only at the other end. In extra time, Belfort again headed in a goal, but Trinidad and Tobago defender Radanfah Abu Bakr, deployed as an emergency striker assisted Winchester, who again put the match back in the balance. Finally, former MLS defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste scored for Haiti and put the match out of reach.

Haiti now will wait for the fifth-place team from this month's Copa Centroamericana for a two-legged playoff to decide which side will capture the final spot in this summer's Gold Cup.