• Sunday Aug 27, 2017

    T&T squad named for Honduras WCQ

    Kevon Villaroel (pictured) scored for Trinidad & Tobago in an international friendly against Jamaica on August 24, 2017, and was called up for next month’s World Cup Qualifying encounter with Honduras. (Photo: CA-Images)

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad & Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence announced Saturday a 25-man roster for a World Cup qualifier against visiting Honduras on September 1 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

    Eleven players were retained from the squad that dropped a 2-1 decision to Jamaica in an international friendly Thursday, including winger Kevon Villaroel, who scored the Soca Warriors’ lone goal.

    “After a proper assessment of the players who have been with us and also those have been involved with their clubs overseas, we’ve selected a squad that we believed is the best one at the moment that can get us the result we are working towards,” said Lawrence.  “We will put in the work with the boys over the next few days to try to ensure that we are prepared as best as possible for what is ahead of us coming Friday against Honduras.”

    The side is highlighted by the inclusion of Seattle Sounders FC defender/midfielder Joevin Jones, T&T’s top scorer in qualifying for Russia 2018 with four goals.

    T&T sits last in the CONCACAF Hexagonal table on three points from six matches, five points behind the United States for the third and last automatic qualifying spot.

    Lawrence will open a training camp Monday.

    ROSTER

    GOALKEEPERS: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre), Jan-Michael Williams (Juticalpa/Honduras)

    DEFENDERS: Radanfah Abu Bakr (Suduva Marijampole/Lithuania), Sheldon Bateau (FC Kairat/Kazakhstan), Daneil Cyrus (Juticalpa/Honduras), Aubrey David (PS Kemi/Finland), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Tristan Hodge (DirecTV W Connection), Alvin Jones (DirecTV W Connection), Carlyle Mitchell (East Bengal/India), Kevon Villaroel (North East Stars), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids/USA)

    MIDFIELDERS: Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Tyrone Charles (San Juan Jabloteh), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada/USA), Hughtun Hector (DirecTV W Connection), Khaleem Hyland (Al-Faisaly/Saudi Arabia), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders FC/USA), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Kevin Molino (Minnesota United/USA), Leston Paul (Pasaquina/El Salvador), Jomal Williams (Murciélagos/Mexico)

    FORWARDS: Jamille Boatswain (Alajuelense/Costa Rica), Trevin Caesar (Sacramento Republic/USA), Willis Plaza (East Bengal/India)

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