KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago played to a 1-1 draw at Children’s Mercy Park on Wednesday night in a Caribbean derby in Kansas City in which Guyana picked up a historical first ever point in a Gold Cup.
Guyana GK Quillan Roberts had the highlight moment of the first half in the 34th minute. Trinidad and Tobago’s Kevin Molino showed off some dazzling skill in the box before hitting a low shot that forced Roberts to dive down to his right to make a brilliant stop.
The breakthrough for Guyana came in the 54th minute, Neil Danns coming in off the left side and bending a shot to the far post with his right foot from just inside the 18, the ball hitting the underside of the crossbar and going in for Danns’ third goal of the Gold Cup.
Molino would then equalize for Trinidad and Tobago in the 80th minute, the Minnesota United player getting on the end of a ball over the top and cutting around the hesitantly onrushing Roberts and tapping home from an acute angle into an empty net.
Both teams concluded the tournament with one point, with Guyana ahead in third place in Group D on goal difference.