Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 28th 2013 Contents ALVIN CORNEAL
Call it what you will, the absolute
success of Panama in the Gold Cup
did not happen by mistake.
And while their next step may be
considered their most important in
history, the corridor for the ultimate
result is a US team built with a winning
trend in everything they undertake,
against a jolly and cavalier bunch of
Panamanians whose desire to win is
to identify what they are capable of
come world Cup qualifiers.
The United States has cautiously
crawled through this tournament and
it took a tremendous effort by Costa
Rica in the first round to ruffle their
feathers and revert to a stronger and
more experienced group of players.
Even the famous German striker in
the late 90s and now US Coach Jurgen
Klinsman, was led into believing that
the fans were not truly convinced that
the US was improving.
Being a fan of Jurgen and an admirer
of his ability to score goals under pres-
sure over the years, my anxiety is to
see his new job turn out to be a positive
reflection of US Soccer in the near
I am also aware that coaches do not
win matches. Players do. The eyes,
ears and entire body of the German
will be on show through a team filled
with some wonderful athletes whose
desire to follow a game plan is based
upon their athleticism, much more
than their natural soccer skills.
Some may claim that the absence
of players like Dempsey, Altidore,
Bradley, Howard, and Zusi is not a
luxury that America could afford and
the Panamanians may relish in the fact
that they can take the game to a
defense where Goodsman, De Beasley,
and Heisler do not appear to be solid
enough to shine at this level.
Fortunately for Panama, they did
not have to face the likes of Costa Rica,
Honduras, and a truly first class Mex-
ico. They will probably find out that
the aggression and speed of Eddie
Johnson, when supported by a number
of ball winners in Donovon, Torres
and a few other journeymen, may be
just too much for a team whose open
style of play be supported by a defen-
sive formula to keep a clean sheet.
I reckon that the US will score and
hope that Panama fails to deal well
with being behind away from home.
I do not expect a highly qualitative
performance from either team, but
there will patches of exciting play,
especially in attack.
The electrifying atmosphere around
the Soldier field in Chicago, plus a
wind factor coming from nearby Lake
Michigan may be sufficient for a US
victory. The winner will be the cham-
pion of the tournament, but not truly
the best football country in the Con-
cacaf when all teams are firing on all
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DRAINAGE & IRRIGATION PROGRAMME
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Chief Executive Officer
Arima Borough Corporation
Port Vale midfielder Christopher
Birchall is undecided as to whether
he will continue to represent T&T in
Reports have surfaced with Birchall,
who has represented the Soca Warriors
43 times, has hinted that the inter-
national call-ups may be "jeopardis-
ing" his club football.
Birchall most recently represented
T&T at the Concacaf Gold Cup, where
he played just over five minutes in
"I ll have a good look at it and see
if playing for T&T is jeopardising my
club football," Birchall said. "We are
out of the World Cup qualifiers now,
so for a couple of years there won t
be much to play for."
The combative midfielder indicated
that he plans to speak to coach Micky
Adams on his advice as to if and when
he receives international call-ups.
He will also "think long and hard"
about his personal decision.
"Playing for Port Vale is my bread
and butter and what I get paid for.
So, I ll have to see where I go from
Despite featuring once at the Gold
Cup, Birchall said he appreciates every
opportunity he has had to represent
the country of his mother s birth and
has not ruled out another return.
"It s been a great experience and
I ve had a fantastic time playing for
them," he said. "I ve also reaped
rewards as I got my international
moves out of it---to LA Galaxy and
Columbus Crew. I m not turning my
back on it just yet, but I ll have a long,
hard think about it."
Among Birchall s fondest memories
wearing the red, white and black, since
his debut in 2005 is a brilliant goal
scored against Bahrain, which helped
the Soca Warriors qualify for its first
ever Fifa Wold Cup appearance in
Birchall to decide T&T future
the verge of
"Playing for Port Vale is my bread
and butter and what I get paid
for. So, I'll have to see where I go
Port Vale midfielder
Birchall in training
preparation for the
Concacaf Gold Cup,
earlier this month.
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