January 23, 2008

World Soccer: Puerto Rico aiming for 3rd victory in a row: The Puerto Rico National football team is playing Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday January 26th in their third friendly warm up game before they meet the Dominican Republic in the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers in March.

Friendly Puerto Rico vs Trinidad & Tobago Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Saturday 26, 2008 at 8PM January 23, 2008 The Puerto Rico National team return home triumphant this past weekend, after obtaining two big victories (both of them shutouts) 2-0 and 1-0 in the friedly games an January 16 and 18 in Bermuda. It's the first win for the Puertorican team in a long time... Taylor Graham (47') and Andres Cabrero (67') scored the winning goals. In the 2nd game, less than 48 hours later, in only the 13' minute, the unlucky minute for Bermuda, Noah Delgado scored the goal that gave Puerto Rico their 2nd win in 2008. Now the Puerto Rico National team, under the command of 'General' Clarke, is at home ready to fight for their 3rd consecutive win when they play the Trinidad y Tobago el National team on Saturday January 26th, 2008 at 8PM in the Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium in Bayamón. Both teams have played 3 FIFA sanctioned games in the past. In neither of the games the Puertorican team has scored a single goal against the team from Port of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago 4:0 Puerto Rico 06/03/1974 SANTO DOMINGO Friendly Puerto Rico 0:6 Trinidad and Tobago 01/08/1981 SAN JUAN Friendly Trinidad and Tobago 5:0 (2:0) Puerto Rico 24/11/2004 TUNAPUNA Continental Qualifier The team fro Trinidad is in position number 78 in the FIFA rankings. But like Bermuda (who is at the position 147), Trinidad can't under estimate the team from Borinquen due to their low FIFA ranking (196 out of 207), because as 'General' Clarke said, their low position is based more on the National team's inactivity, rather than their ability. This is the third friendly game for the Puerto Rico National team who is preparing for the World Cup 2010 Qualifiers. On March 26th Puerto Rico will face, also at home, the Dominican Republic in the first round of the Qualifiers, and if they beat the team from Quisquella, they will then face Honduras in the next round. Puerto Rico demonstrated in Bermuda that they are going in the right direction and that they are back in the international football arena! This weekend it will become obvious in Bayamón that there is a new serious contender to the supremacy of Caribbean footbal! The 2008 Puerto Rico team is hot and is in front of their home crowd! History will be made at the Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium this weekend!

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