New Trinidad & Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence recalled Atlanta United FC forward Kenwyne Jones, the former Soca Warriors' captain, and Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino in a 26-man squad to face Panama and Mexico in 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. They are among five MLS players in the team.
“With assessing the
overseas-based players, one of the things that was important was finding out how much game time they’ve been getting at the moment and their physical condition,” Lawrence told TTFA Media,
“because obviously the boys that play in the MLS, their season is only two games in. We managed, by use of our contacts in the U.S., to speak to some of the personnel at the clubs and get
physical data on the players which helped us a lot because we knew what physical condition they were in coming into our camp. It all then came back down to what I want to do and what I think is best
for the team and we made the selection based on that.”
In addition, Jacksonville Armada defensive midfielder Kevan George was called in.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Marvin Phillip (Morvant Caledonia United), Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Glenroy Samuel (Unattached);
DEFENDERS: Carlos Edwards (Unattached), Alvin Jones (W Connection), Tristan Hodge (W Connection), Aubrey David (PS Kemi/FIN), Daneil Cyrus (Unattached), Radanfah Abu Bakr (FK Suduva/LTU),
Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Sheldon Bateau (KC Krylia Sovetov/RUS), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids);
MIDFIELDERS (11): Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge/ENG), Khaleem Hyland
(KV Westerlo/BEL), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Leston Paul (Central FC), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Hashim Arcia
(Defence Force), Kevin Molino (Minnesota United), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders), Levi Garcia (AZ/NED);
FORWARDS (3): Kenwyne Jones (Atlanta United FC), Willis Plaza (East
Bengal/IND), Jamille Boatswain (Defence Force).