The San Jose Earthquakes' Cordell Cato
, who has started all four Hexagonal matches, was dropped from Trinidad & Tobago's squad for the Soca Warriors' World Cup qualifier against the USA on
Thursday for what a TTFA spokesperson said
was disciplinary reasons.
that head coach Dennis Lawrence
dropped Cato after he
brought his wife and child to the team camp in Colorado and asked Lawrence if they could spent the night with him at the team hotel or together at a separate hotel.
presents a big problem for Lawrence as three other wingers -- Levi Garcia
, Jomal Williams
and Akeem Roach
-- are out with injuries.
Most of Lawrence's team has been
training in Boulder for the game in Commerce City for 10 days. Four other MLS players were called in.
Wired868 also reported that the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association complained
to MLS about its clubs releasing players early to the U.S. national team but not to the Soca Warriors. The FIFA transfer window during which clubs are obligated to release players didn't open until
Of the five T&T players in MLS -- Joevin Jones
, Kevin Molino
, Kenwyne Jones
, Mekeil Williams
and Cato -- all but Williams played in Week 14
Jan Michael Williams, Marvin Phillip, Adrian Foncette. DEFENDERS:
Carlos Edwards, Aubrey David, Alvin Jones, Radanfah Abu Bakr, Mekeil
Williams, Triston Hodge, Sheldon Bateau, Daneil Cyrus, Curtis Gonzales. MIDFIELDERS:
Joevin Jones, Andre Boucaud, Kevan George, Hashim Arcia, Khaleem Hyland, Leston Paul, Kevin Molino,
Hughtun Hector, Nathan Lewis. FORWARDS:
Shahdon Winchester, Jamille Boatswain, Kenwyne Jones.