St. Lucia soccer team plays tourney game in NYC without slain scorer; his dad there to cheer

Members of a St. Lucian soccer team played in remembrance of a slain teammate as they took the field for a final match in a New York City tournament.

Isidore Phillip Tisson was shot to death while the team was out celebrating early Aug. 30. He had scored the winning goal that pushed his team into the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. It's an annual showcase for Caribbean talent.

The team went on to lose 1-0 to Jamaica on Sunday, but members fought hard and honored their slain teammate. He went by Phillip.

The New York Times reported that Tisson's father was at the game, cheering on the team. NYPD detectives are still investigating the shooting. Tisson was in a car after being out a club when a gunman shot him in the head.


Information from: The New York Times,