Nicholas Dillon on trial at U.S. club Portland Timbers

Central FC forward Nicholas Dillon (right) during action against MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy on September 23, 2015 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad for their second-leg group stage match of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Eighteen-year-old Central FC forward Nicholas Dillon is currently on a three-week trial at United States club Portland Timbers.

A statement issued by Central FC said, Dillion, a Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 forward and former Naparima College star, left Trinidad a week ago to join Timbers, based in Portland, Oregon.

The Timbers, who holds a franchise in the Major League Soccer (MLS), also fields a team, Portland Timbers 2, in the United Soccer League – the third tier of the United States Soccer Pyramid – which Central FC player and Trinidad and Tobago international Rundell Winchester is on loan at.

Timbers MLS outfit boasts the likes of Jamaica internationals Alvas Powell and Michael Seaton and Ghana national team goalkeeper Adambathia Larsen Kwarasey and Central remains hopeful that the U.S. club will either sign Dillon to a full contract or on loan.

The Central FC statement also said that Portland officials are already pleased with the attitude and performance of Dillion.

Last month Dillion, a six-foot-plus powerfully-built forward, showcased his strength and speed against MLS outfit LA Galaxy in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage match for Central but should have scored a goal or two. Central had to settle for holding Galaxy to a 1-1 draw.

Nicholas Dillon (bottom left) pose during a photocall prior to kick-off against MLS CUP champions LA Galaxy on September 23, 2015 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad for their second-leg group stage match of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.