Jonathan Oroso

HOW IT’S DONE: Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Oroso, left, fires a shot to goal despite the attentions of T&T defenders Carlyle Mitchell, lunging, Daneil Cyrus, right, and Neveal Hackshaw, in background. A double from Scotland-born Glasgow Rangers midfielder Scotty Arfield gave Canada a 2-0 victory in their closed-door prep in Los Angeles on Monday.

—Photo courtesy Canada Football Federation

NATIONAL team head coach Dennis Lawrence Is still trying to find the right balance on the eve of the Soca Warriors’ Concacaf Gold Cup opener next week.

A final dress rehearsal saw the Warrior’ falling 2-0 to Canada in a closed-door scrimmage on Monday evening, which Lawrence found beneficial despite the defeat. Today, Trinidad and Tobago head from their Los Angeles training base to Minnesota, where they play Panama from 7.30 pm on Tuesday at the Alianza stadium in St Paul’s, Minnesota.

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Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies ‘A’ suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Keshorn Walcott took just one throw in the men’s javelin event at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet, in England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete landed the spear 72.94 metres for cellar position in the nine-man field. Following his first round effort, Walcott retired from the competition.

EVERSON LATCHMAN scored four straight goals as Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 boys water polo team rallied for a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Peru, yesterday, for it opening victory of the UANA (Swimming Union of the Americas) Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships, taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, in Couva.

Trinidadian striker Marcus “Lobo” Joseph continued his scoring streak in India’s Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated TRAU FC 4-1, in the final Group ‘D’ yesterday.

VENEZUELAN Johnny Noreiga-Brito scored the lone goal, and his fifth of the season, when leading Morvant Caledonia AIA to a 1-0 victory over Police FC on Saturday and to the top of Division One of the Ascension Invitational football league with a perfect record from five matches played.