Saturday, June 10, 2006
SHAKA HISLOP!!!! SHAKA HISLOP!!!!
In-friggin-credible!!!!! Trinidad and Tobago just tied Sweden in the country's first ever World Cup match. Sweden is one of the better squads in the world and has members that play in the best leagues in the world. It also has 9 times as many people as T&T. It was an inspired effort by the Soca Warriors led by the backup keeper Shaka Hislop (see right). T&T's starting keeper was a late scratch after an injury during warmups. Hislop stopped everything Sweden sent at him. To top it off T&T had a player sent off in the early moments of the second half and played down a man the rest of the way. Sweden missed a ton of opportunities and seemed to press in the second half. Even though it was a tie, T&T has to consider this a victory. It was like a 15 or 16 beating a 2 or 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.