In The Matrix trilogy, Neo needed the services of the Keymaker to succeed at dissolving the machines' stranglehold of life after the Apocalypse. After Russell Latapy retired, T&T football needed such services to be able to unlock the tight defenses of the Mexicans and US teams that dominate CONCACAF.
Buh wait...hold on—like they also needed a Cluemaker to figure out WTH was going on down in Providence, Guyana, when the under-rated Guyanese team handed the Soca Warriors a shocking 2-1 defeat to end dreams of spending their summer 2014 vacation in Brazil. According to head coach Otto Pfister, the T&T campaign went off course when the team lost to Bermuda, and the Guyana result was just an inevitable learning opportunity. Guess he's no Don Leo huh?
The Guyanese, who comprised a lot of players who ply their trade in the TTPro League (players who were deemed by Pfister ill-equipped for the task of taking the nation back to the World Cup Finals, were coached by Jamaal Shabazz, a Trini. Shabazz was told that he was not capable of taking charge of the T&T team. And, in yet another twist of irony, Ricky Shakes, who scored the opener that fateful night in Providence, was eligible to play for T&T, but opted to play for the land of his father's birth. To continue this incredible journey to Brazil, the Guyanese will take more than a little luck, but they certainly proved that they have the heart and mind to take it all the way.