USA coach Bradley: We didn't take T&T lightly

USA fell to Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-1 loss in World Cup qualifying but coach Bob Bradley is probably not too concerned as they have already qualified for the second round of the North, Central America and Caribbean group. With a completely changed squad from the first four games USA fans were still hoping to see a younger breed of players gel but a last minute penalty gave the 3 points to T&T.

USA fell to Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-1 loss in World Cup qualifying but coach Bob Bradley is probably not too concerned as they have already qualified for the second round of the North, Central America and Caribbean group.

With a completely changed squad from the first four games USA fans were still hoping to see a younger breed of players gel but a last minute penalty gave the 3 points to T&T.

After the game Bradley commented: “It was a hard fought match. I thought both teams went after each other in a way that made it hard. In the second half, I thought we had a good response when we went down 1-0, and unfortunately when the game is 1-1 and everything is to play for, we have a foul. Certainly we have a lot of respect for Trinidad & Tobago. They have a lot of talented players, and we knew it was going to be a physical game. It was hard match and a physical match, with intensity on both sides."

Midfielder Sacha Kljestan was not thrilled with the team's performance: "I don't think we were at our best. We knew what to expect out of Trinidad. We knew it was going to be a physical battle. I think we did an OK job of matching their intensity, but it was too easy for them to play through us in the middle. The fight of the guys was there until the last minute, and we had some chances that we just didn't put away."

The USA play Guatemala on 19th November in their last game of the group qualification process.

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