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Former T&T player Brian Haynes
has been linked to the head coach
job for Dallas FC.
Haynes played for Dallas Burn
between 1996 and 2000 and is cur-
rently head coach of NASL club
Atlanta Silverbacks which he has led
to the final of the Soccer Bowl carded
for November 9.
He confirmed to Dallas News on
the weekend that he would be inter-
ested in the Dallas FC job. If he does
get the post, he will become the first
player from the Caribbean, to
become head coach of an MLS club.
"Yeah, the intrigue first and fore-
most is always to be considered for
the club you played for and coached
for. That's a club that took care of
my family for 10 years financially as
a player and as an assistant coach,"
"And now that I'm in my career
as a head coach here in Atlanta, the
MLS is always an intrigue of mine
and wanting to come back. I would
really love to see Dallas become one
of the teams that's vying for a cham-
pionship every year."
Haynes said that he would be
ready to jump back into the MLS.
"Of course. I'm humbled that
anybody would offer me a job and
if it's Dallas, it's even much more
intriguing because like I said, I played
there and I had coached there. I was
part of the success there and I would
love the opportunity but I'm hon-
oured either way."
Mitchell delighted with unsung
He wasn't even to be a main fix-
ture for Vancouver Whitecaps in the
MLS this season but national
defender Carlyle Mitchell, after a
series of strong performances for
the club, took home the Whitecaps'
Jock MacDonald Unsung Hero award
at a ceremony at the Bank of Mon-
treal main branch, last week.
Mitchell returned to Whitecaps
from Edmonton earlier this year after
some of the clubs main backline
players were on the injury list. And
he took his opportunity with open
arms, so much that he played the
club's last seven games in its entire-
"In soccer, many things happen,"
said Mitchell yesterday. "Guys have
injuries, you know, so when you're
called you've got to be ready. I just
went to Edmonton to have playing
time and I had some good games
over there so...I came back to Van-
couver with a lot of experience.
"From last year to this year is a
huge step...and you know, as games
go along you get more confidence
and more comfortable in the team."
And Vancouver seems to be con-
vinced that sending Mitchell on loan
to Edmonton earlier on was the right
"The loan to Edmonton, from our
perspective, it achieved exactly what
we wanted it to," said president Bob
"It was to be a season-long loan
to get him games and obviously with
the centre back curse that we had,
he came back to us. "But I think the
injuries to DeMerit and O'Brien have
actually provided a great opportunity
for a player like Carlyle to do what
he's done. As far as Carlyle is con-
cerned, a just reward that he's
Digicel marketing head
Pro League idea
The time is right for a Caribbean
Professional League. That's the opin-
ion of Kieran Foley, Digicel Group
Marketing Operations director,
whose company sponsors 17 national
federations and national teams in
Concacaf. Digicel are also the former
title sponsors of the Caribbean Cup.
Concacaf boss Jeffrey Webb
announced at the recent football
summit in the Cayman islands that
he was foreseeing a Caribbean Pro
League in the next three-four years.
And Foley agreed that it could be a
"Sponsors and partners are look-
ing for vehicles to talk to people. If
you can do that, work with brands
from the off-set, then you are not
that far away from it. You have all
government ministers here, leaders
of state, football associations -- now
is the time," said Foley.
"We are in a fantastic opportunity,
we need to understand it and take
advantage of it," he said.
Boucaud happy to be
back in T&T colours
A series of strong performances
by English-born midfielder Andre
Boucaud has gained him a lot of
attention among followers of the
national team in recent times. The
Notts County player, wearing the
number 14 shirt, attracted interest
from those who witnessed the T&T
versus New Zealand friendly at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucu-
His strong presence and compo-
sure on the ball, his work ethic and
his ability to surprise defences with
forward surges, as was the case with
his goal against Saudi Arabia, are
some of his key elements which have
seen head coach Stephen Hart keep
faith in him.
Boucaud says it's down to belief
that he could still have a future in
"I think after I came back into the
national team in 2011 after such a
lengthy lay off and then still have
to sit on the bench, it could have
been easy to throw in the towel,"
"But I kept believing and I kept
working hard. Then the chance came
and I grabbed it. I think my per-
formances can still be better but it
hasn't been bad and I'm pleased
about it. I like how the coach
(Stephen Hart) is carrying the team
continue being part of the efforts
going forward," he added.
The 29-year-old midfielder has
also played for Peterborough, Luton
Town, York City, Kettering Town
and Wycombe Wanderers. Currently
he is a regular first teamer with Notts
Whim Anglican will today seek to win
the Atlantic LNG National Primary School
Championships boys Under-15 title in
Tobago when it comes up against Mont-
gomery Government at Shaw Park Recre-
ational Ground today from 11 am.
Whim defeated last year's national cham-
pion Bon Accord Gov't last week in the
quarter-finals and will have high hopes to
earn the Tobago title.
In the U-11 boys final, Bon Accord Gov-
ernmentwill take on Whim AC in what
looks a cracking contest.
The U-15 girls final will see Bon Accord
clashing with Mason Hall Primary, who
beat St Andrews Anglican 1-0 at Dusty
In the South Eastern Education District,
St Thomas RC defeated St Mary's Govern-
ment to book its place in the national play-
off. They won the U-15 boys championship
of the South Eastern Education District
with a 7-0 success.
Moruga RC won the other two champi-
onships. They whipped St Mary's Gov't 9-
0 to take the U-15 Girls title, before running
away with the U-11 Boys title.
In the North Eastern Education District,
Valencia RC was crowned champion in the
U-15 boys category while Manzanilla Gov-
ernment repeated their feat in the U-15 girls
competition. However, the new U-11 kings
of the District are the Sangre Grande Gov-
The Atlantic sponsored National Primary
School League is getting into full swing on
November 5 with the quarterfinals of the
National League in three categories.
On Friday, it was reported that Jerrique
Williams scored a double to see Sacred
Hearts Boys RC to a 2-1 victory over Care-
nage Boys RC in the U-11 division final of
the Port-of-Spain and Environs Football
League at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in
However, it was actually two players get-
ting their names on the scorecard with
Nicoli Trujillo, netting the other goal.
with Dallas FC
THE PRO LOOK
Andre Boucaud, right, in action against Mexico at the Concacaf Gold Cup,
earlier this year.
Whim battles Montgomery for Tobago title
ATLANTIC LNG NATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAGUE
Shaun Fuentes is the director of
communications for the TTFA.
Siparia Boys RC 2 (Jamal Mathews 11th, Darien
Clake 29th) vs Point Fortin RC 0.
MVP: Dangelo Harris (Siparia Boys)
Penal RC 3 (Whitney Forde 7th, Kayla Garcia 30th,
Kizzel Cudjoe 38th) vs Icacos Gov't 2 (Kekola Bhola
MVP: Tishelle James (Icacos)
Siparia Boys RC 0 vs La Brea RC 6 (Terrique Rennie
19th, 60th, Isaiah Neptune 34th, Tyerse Victor 39th,
Nkosi Rennie 52nd, Darrece Corrion 56th.
MVP: Terrique Rennie (La Brea)
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