In the semifinals, Trinidad & Tobago faced Mexico and fell 2-4 in extra time. The Soca Princess will face Ecuador in a two-leg playoff for the last spot at next year’s World Cup in Canada.
Kennya Cordner opened up scoring for Trinidad in the 73rd minute, and Maylee Attin Johnson added another in the 83rd minute. Guatemala got one back in the 90th minute from Maria Monterroso.
Photojournalist Cynthia Hobgood was on the sidelines to capture the action.
[divider]About the Photojournalist[/divider]
Cynthia Hobgood is a Washington, DC-based digital communications consultant, photographer and writer. Hobgood started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for weekly/daily publications and ultimately, the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) She previously helped launch a national youth sports nonprofit and started Full 90 Communications earlier this year. Hobgood has a master’s degree in sports management from The George Washington University School of Business and master of arts degree in English from Baylor University.