Kwan Browne ‘Pan Am’ Cup’s best player
Trinidad and Tobago’s Kwandwane Browne was named Player of the Tournament, and also was one of two T&T players named among the championship’s best eleven players at the end of the 2013 Pan American Cup, which concluded in Brampton, Canada, on Saturday night.
T&T’s Akim Toussaint was also named in the tournament eleven, alongside three Argentines, two Canadians, one Mexican and two Brazilians—one of whom was the tournament’s best goalkeeper in Hubertus Reinbach.
The tournament’s final saw four penalty-corner goals by Gonzalo Peillat give Argentina a clean 4-0 victory over home team Canada. Trinidad & Tobago also defeated the United States 3-1 for third spot, and earned their first Pan American medal since 1967. Chile finished fifth, with Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay rounding out the top eight in that order. Chile edged aside Mexico 6-3 for fifth spot in a wide open contest, Brazil needed a shoot-out to grab seventh place from Uruguay after a 2-2 draw.