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Final squad named for Jamaica clash

Final squad named for Jamaica clashAn 19-man National Men’s Senior team was selected by head coach Russell Latapy on Wednesday to travel to Kingston for Sunday’s friendly international against Jamaica.

Latapy, announced the team after the training session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium and in it includes one newcomer in defender Yohance Marshall of MLS club LA Galaxy.

The rest of players all have experience at the senior international level including the overseas-based such as San Jose Earthquakes striker Cornell Glen, DC United defender Julius James and Puerto Rico Islanders midfielder Keon Daniel.

DIRECTV North East Stars’ Anthony Wolfe has also been included alongside Ma Pau FC’s Lester Peltier.

The others include midfield trio Densill Theobald, Clyde Leon and Trent Noel with Hughtun Hector, Hayden Tinto, inform Defence Force striker Devon Jorsling, Daneil Cyrus, Kern Cupid, National Under 23 duo Jamal Gay and Jovin Jones and goalkeepers Marvin Phillip and Jan Michael Williams rounding off the squad.

Glen, who is making his first appearance since the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign ended last October, is hoping to bring some valuable experience and fire power in attack for the “Soca Warriors”.

“It’s good to be back …always an honour to play for the country. I know the team has been going through some tough times recently and I’m just here to see how I can help as best as possible. There are a lot of new and young faces around and hopefully we can all come together and give a good account on Sunday,” Glen said.

“It’s a challenge at the same time but we have to work hard and face it.”

Glen says he’s in good condition at the moment.

"I feel good physically but it has been and up and down season for me. I’ve been working hard and I’m physically and mentally in good condition. T&T/Jamaica is always a good rivalry. We know it’ s going to be a physical match especially with them at home but we just need to  forget about that and play our game.

“I’ve known Russell a long time and I know what he’s capable of. Right now he ‘s just working with what he has. There are a lot of young guys around and hopefully they can gain the experience and  we can form a good team for the future matches.

A lot of the 2006 World Cup team members are no longer around and we have to build this team around the players we have now and the experienced ones like myself. Russell is a good coach and we need to give him the support in whatever way possible,” Glen added.

The T&T team will arrive in Kingston around midday and will meet with the Jamaican contingent for a media briefing at the Jamaican Football Federation offices at 3pm before a 6pm training session.

Meantime, Stoke City’s Ricardo Fuller was scheduled to arrive in Kingston on Wednesday to train with the host team.

According to the Jamaican Press, there were initial fears that he may miss the clash because of a dislocated shoulder suffered last weekend but he has been declared fit to play on Sunday.

Sunday’s encounter will be shown in T&T on local TV via CNMG from 7pm.

T&T Squad

1.Jan-Michael Williams (W Connection)
2.Marvin Phillip (Joe Public)

3.Julius James (DC United)
4.Yohance Marshall (La Galaxy)
5.Kern Cupid (W Connection)
6.Daneil Cyrus (Caledonia AIA)
7.Jovin Jones (W Connection)

8.Clyde Leon (W Connection)
9.Trent Noel (Joe Public)
10.Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA)
11.Hughtun Hector (W Connection)
12.Keon Daniel (Puerto Rico Islanders)
13.Hayden Tinto (Joe Public)
14.Anthony Wolfe (North East Stars)
15.Lester Peltier (Ma Pau FC)

16.Cornell Glen (San Jose Earthquakes)
17.Devon Jorsling (Defence Force)
18.Jamal Gay (Unknown)