Trinidad names squad for New Zealand friendly

Kenwyne Jones (white) will captain Trinidad & Tobago in its friendly against New Zealand on October 15, 2013. (Photo: Mexsport)


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Trinidad & Tobago head coach Stephen Hart named a 22-man roster on Monday for an October 15 international friendly against visiting New Zealand at Hasely Crawford Stadium.  It will be the first-ever meeting between the sides.

Captained by Stoke City forward Kenwyne Jones, the squad includes two newcomers in San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Central FC forward Rundell Winchester.


“The objective of the squad is to continue with experimentation but of course you always have to have a balanced squad,” Hart told TTFA Media.  “Playing at home is an exciting prospect for all the players. A number of them have recounted to me when last they played at home so you can feel that sense of excitement.”


The Soca Warriors, who progressed to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals, have not played in Port of Spain since a 3-2 loss to Finland on January 22, 2012.


(International Friendly: October 15, 2013, home v New Zealand)

GOALKEEPERS:  Jan Michael Williams (Central FC), Marvin Phillips (Point Fortin Civic Centre)


DEFENDERS:  Radanfah Abu Bakr (FC Vostok/Kazakhstan), Sheldon Bateau (KV Mechelen/Belgium), Aubrey David (Caledonia AIA), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough/England), Carlyle Mitchell  (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada), Mekeil Williams (DIRECTV W Connection)

MIDFIELDERS:  Andre Boucaud (Notts County/England), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Kevan George (Columbus Crew/USA), Ataullah Guerra (RoPs/Finland), Hughtun Hector (Song Lam Nghe/Vietnam), Khaleem Hyland (Racing Genk/Belgium), Marcus Joseph (Point Fortin Civic Centre), Kevin Molino (Orlando City/USA), Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA)

FORWARDS:  Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City/England), Lester Peltier (Slovan Bratislava/Slovakia), Willis Plaza (no club), Rundell Winchester (Central FC)