In just a week’s time (Friday, September 2) the final two match days of the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying begin. Trinidad and Tobago are the surprise leaders of Group C with the United States and Guatemala trailing behind slightly. Both tickets into the Hex are up for grabs.
T&T manager, Stephen Hart, has named his 24-man roster for the team’s final two matches against Guatemala and the USA.
The most noticable two names on the roster for American soccer fans are probably Joevin Jones and Kenwyne Jones. The former is a stalwart in the Seattle Sounders starting lineup and has been instrumental in their turnaround of lately. Kenwyne recently made the move to MLS this summer, joining Expansion franchise Atlanta United. He’s currently on-loan in Trinidad and Tobago with Central FC and scored a goal in the CONCACAF Champions League already. He will no doubt be a huge area of focus for the USMNT defense.
T&T play Guatemala on Friday, then head to Jacksonville to play the USMNT the following Tuesday, in what will likely be a battle for the top spot in the group.
Here’s the full T&T roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Marvin Phillip (Morvant Caledonia AIA), Greg Ranjitsingh (Louisville City FC), Adrian Foncette (Police FC)
Defenders (8): Aubrey David (FC Dallas), Radanfah Abu Bakr (JK Silame Kalev), Sheldon Bateau (FC Krylia Sovetov), Carlyle Mitchell (Seoul E-Land FC), Daneil Cyrus (W Connection FC), Yohance Marshall (Murcielagos FC), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders)
Midfielders (9): Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge), Hughtun Hector (W Connection FC), John Bostock (Racing Lens), Levi Garcia (AZ Alkmaar), Kevin Molino (Orlando City), Khaleem Hyland (KVC Westerlo), Neveal Hackshaw (Charleston Battery), Jomal Williams (Murcielagos FC), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada FC)
Forwards (4): Shahdon Winchester (Murcielagos FC), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes), Kenwyne Jones (Central FC), Trevin Caesar (Orange County FC)