Gold Cup brings global attention to Atlanta

Trinidad & Tobago Press Conference and Training Session at the Georgia Dome

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Friday evening the Trinidad & Tobago National side arrived at the Georgia Dome. After players and staff arrived Head Coach Stephen Hart and Goalkeeper Cleon John took a few moments aside for a press conference. The team seems focused ahead of today’s match and while coach Hart expressed his respect for the Mexican side, he also said they have a game to play.

“Mexico are a powerhouse in CONCACAF, but it’s one game. We’ll learn from the last game and train for this one.”

Trinidad & Tobago will want to keep the momentum flowing from their last game, and upset shutout victory over Honduras. If they can keep the ball in the direction of Kenwyne Jones he shouldn’t have any problems finding goal.

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One of the great things about “the beautiful game” is its global appeal. It’s about time we had the chance to show the United States and the World how much we love soccer here in Atlanta. The Gold Cup has brought out fans from everywhere and of all walks of life. Even today I passed by many people who’ve flown in from all over the country and the Caribbean for these quarterfinal stage matches. Staff and fans alike who’ve come from Trinidad, Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles just to name a few places.

So we’ll enjoy the spotlight and make the most of it for Saturday’s festivities. The great part about the games being hosted at such a huge venue is there are still tickets left! If you thought you were too late you were wrong. If you can’t make it to the 3:30pm (Panama vs. Cuba) then try to make it to the 6:30pm game (Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico).

We will be bringing you live, up-to-the minute updates and coverage of the matches today! Can Chepo de la Torre pull off this must-win for his Mexican Nationals? The adventure begins at 3:30pm today! Tickets can be bought HERE

*Photography by Hakim Wright

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