Most Trinbagonians might recognize my 500th face. He was Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team’s goalkeeper for many years, and represented T&T in the 2006 World Cup, in Germany (go Soca Warriors!) He played professional football in England, for Reading, Newcastle, West Ham, and Portsmouth, between 1992 and 2006. He retired from professional football in 2007, after a year in the MLS, playing for FC Dallas. he now provides analysis and commentary for international football games - and for my money, does a helluva lot better that the Alexi Lalases and Mike Wynaldas of the world. But then, I’m biased. Because before he was the international goalkeeping star he became, he was the goalkeeper for my high school - St. Mary’s College - and I had the pleasure of seeing him lead the ‘Saints’ to many a victory ‘on de Grounds’ and ‘in de Stadium’. I remember once - an opposing player committed a foul on him, and brought him down, and we on the sidelines started singing a well-known calypso: “Shaka Shaka, tell dem if dey lash my brudda/ Shaka Shaka, dey better hit all a’ we!” Unbeknownst to me, he and his family had moved to the Boston suburbs a few years back, and he contacted me a few months ago. We recently got together for beers, and some good Trini ole talk. We talked school, family, business, life, and football. It was a good time.