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Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches
Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches

The first clue Randy Waldrum had that something might be wrong with his soccer team came in a pre-dawn phone call from the Dallas airport. The Trinidad and Tobago women's team had flown in to play the top-ranked U.S. in their first World Cup qualifying match. But 13 of Waldrum's players were stranded at a taxi stand without enough money for a ride to their hotel. The players had left the island a day earlier without so much as a deflated soccer ball among them. At least one woman didn't even have a pair of cleats. And after buying dinner during a stopover at the Miami airport, the team was down to $15 a player. So Waldrum did what any tech-savvy soccer coach would do...

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