Kevin Molino (pictured) was called up to Trinidad & Tobago for a pair of World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines in March 2016. (Photo: Mexsport)
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Trinidad & Tobago head coach Stephen Hart named Sunday a 22-man roster to contest a pair of World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent & the Grenadines (March 25, away; March 29, home).
The selection is highlighted by the return of Orlando City SC midfielder Kevin Molino, who had been out of action for 10 months after suffering a torn right ACL in a friendly against Brazil’s Ponte Preta. Molino scored seven goals in the 2014 Caribbean Cup and has started each of Orlando’s three games in the new MLS campaign.
“I think it’s exciting for the country that Molino is back,” said T&T head coach Stephen Hart. “He played 90 minutes for his club on Friday and that’s fantastic.”
Another potentially impactful development is that former England under-17 captain John Bostock is ready to make his long-awaited Soca Warriors’ debut. The now 24-year-old midfielder currently plays for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in Belgium, following stints with numerous clubs including Crystal Palace, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday, Toronto FC and Royal Antwerp.
“Bostock is a player that I think a lot of people will like,” Hart commented. “He gives an outside threat with his shooting and the dead ball situation.”
Missing from the squad due to injury are Radanfah Abu Bakr (defender), Cordell Cato (midfielder), Keron Cummings (midfielder) and Jan-Michael Williams (goalkeeper)
GOALKEEPERS: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Marvin Phillip (Morvant Caledonia United)
DEFENDERS: Sheldon Bateau (FC Krylia Sovetov/Russia), Daneil Cyrus (DirecTV W Connection), Aubrey David (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Justin Hoyte (Dagenham & Redbridge/England), Yohance Marshall (Murcielagos/Mexico), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids/USA)
MIDFIELDERS: John Bostock (Oud-Heverlee Leuven/Belgium), Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge/England), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Levi Garcia (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Neveal Hackshaw (Charleston Battery/USA), Hughtun Hector (DirecTV W Connection), Khaleem Hyland (KVC Westerlo/Belgium), Joevin Jones( Seattle Sounders/USA), Kevin Molino (Orlando City SC/USA), Jomal Williams (DirecTV W Connection)
FORWARDS: Trevin Caesar (Orange County Blues/USA), Kenwyne Jones (Al Jazira/UAE), Willis Plaza (Alianza/El Salvador), Shahdon Winchester (DirecTV W Connection)