Group B of Olympic Qualifying got underway at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday night with a pivotal match between Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala, followed by Canada vs Guyana.
In the early match, Trinidad & Tobago fought back from down a goal after a questionable penalty to secure a 2-1 victory. Canada had less difficulty, easily dispatching Guyana 5-0.
Keeper Notes was on hand to take pictures as well as record video of interviews. A brief recap of the Trinidad & Tobago vs Guatemala match along with photos can be found here.
Keeper Notes also recorded video from the press conferences for all four teams and interviews with Josée Belanger and Deanne Rose of Canada as well as Guyana goalkeeper Chante Sandiford.
These interviews include questions asked not just by Keeper Notes but also by other members of the media.
Segment One – Guatemala Press Conference
The Guatemala press conference was attended by Head Coach Benjamin Monterroso and midfielder Marilyn Rivera. Interviews are in Spanish with translation.
Segment Two – Trinidad & Tobago Press Conference
The Trinidad & Tobago post-match press conference included Head Coach Richard Hood and captain Maylee Attin-Johnson.
Segment Three – Guyana Press Conference
The Guyana press conference included head coach Mark Rodrigues and captain Ashley Rodrigues.
Segment Four – Canada Press Conference
Canada Head Coach John Herdman and hat trick hero Ashley Lawrence spoke to the media in the press conference.
Segment Five – Guyana GK Chante Sandiford
Jen Cooper interviews Chante Sandiford who played for United States Head Coach Jill Ellis at UCLA.
Segment Six – Canada right back Josée Belanger
Newly allocated to Orlando Pride Josée Belanger, who typically plays up front but has been moved to right back, talks to Hal Kaiser about that role and the overall performance.
Segment Seven – Deanne Rose