ATLANTA (Sporting Alet) — The following are the starting line-ups for tonight’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match between Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago at the Georgia Dome.
After making a slow start the tournament, Mexico has improved to win their last two games and head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre is hoping the improvement can continue against Trinidad and Tobago
“As time moves on, you always look to improve,” the under fire coach said. “These days have been good to fix details that had not been working well for us and to keep improving.
“It was good to refresh the team a bit. It was a good time for us and hopefully we see that reflected.”
Trinidad and Tobago has been at their best in the tournament so far, but would love to stun the defending champions and progress to the semis.
“Our first international game was the game against El Salvador. It is only normal for us to have inconsistency,” head coach Stephen Hart said.
“But we have progressed in every game, even the [2-0 loss] against Haiti, I didn’t think we played badly, we just didn’t score goals. Hopefully those three games have served us well to take on the challenge of Mexico.”
“Traditionally Mexico is a powerhouse in CONCACAF and remains that way. But it’s one game and anything can happen in one game.
“We have to learn from the experiences from the past game and how we played and be prepared, take care of all the details and hopefully we have a good match.”
Mexico team: 1 Jonathan Orozco, 4 Joel Huiqui Andrade, 13 Adrián Aldrete, 18 Juan Valenzuela, 19 Miguel Layún, 6 Carlos Peña Rodríguez, 8 Luís Montes, 10 Marco Fabián de la MoraM11 Rafael Márquez Lugo, 22 Alejandro Castro, 9 Raúl Jiménez
T & T team: Jan Michael Williams, 6 Daneil Cyrus, 20 Seon Power, 25 Aubrey David, 32 Radanfah Abu Bakr, 11 Carlos Edwards, 12 Darryl Roberts, 14 Andre Boucaud, 19 Keon Daniel, 9 Kenwyne Jones, 13 Cornell Glenn