Backflips, Own Goal Equalizers, A Last Minute Winner: Trinidad & Tobago And Mexico’s Gold Cup Matchup Had It ALL


Kenwyne Jones, Trinidad and Tobago’s striker who plays his English Premier League soccer for Cardiff City, scored a well placed equalizer against Mexico on Wednesday night to bring his side all even at 2-2 in the Gold Cup Group C showdown. He celebrated with this downright marvelous backflip.

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A few minutes later, Trinidad and Tobago scored an unlikely third goal to take a 3-2 lead, and was poised to send Mexico crashing out of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament…until Mexico found this Andres Guardado miracle strike to tie the game at 3-3.

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THEN, the same Kenwyne Jones that did an the amazing backflip only a few minutes prior scored a downright awful own goal, proving celebration karma might just be the ultimate bitch. Poor guy was heartbroken.

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(EDIT: It appears as if Fox Sports deleted the above tweet for some reason).

BUT, it wasn’t over yet, though, as if some higher power was pulling strings for Trinidad and Tobago.

Improbably, as Mexican fans pelted and shined lasers at the Soca Warriorss corner kick taker, Joevin Jones, before he served in the final set piece of the game, Trinidad and Tobago somehow found the net again as stoppage time was set to expire via a splendid Yohance Marshall header to manage a 4-4 draw, winning the Gold Cup’s Group C to thwart Mexico, sending El Tri to a quarterfinal matchup against Costa Rica.

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What. A. Soccer. Game. SEVEN goals in the second half!

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Trinidad and Tobago will take on Panama in their quarterfinal knockout match.

[via Fox Sports]