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Scottish football at 38
He still has the legs and Mar-
vin Andrews is loving every
moment of his career at the
moment. The 38-year-old for-
mer national team defender
joined Scottish League Two club
Elgin City last month and is
determined to help the team
climb the League standings.
"I m coming to the end of my
career but I m still enjoying play-
ing on a Saturday," Andrews told
the Northern Scot. "I m just so
happy that Barry has given me
the opportunity to be here and
show what I m still capable of
at the age of 38.
"It s a very, very nice club with
great supporters, and the team
plays very attractive football."
Club manager Barry Wilson
said he was delighted to have
Andrews at his club following a
three-game trial as he went on
to help City beat East Fife and
Clyde in their first two home
games of their League 2 season,
winning man of the match
awards in both 1-0 successes.
He also scored in the 2-1 away
defeat at East Stirling.
Maturana's hopes for T&T
Former T&T head coach Fran-
cisco Maturana believes T&T has
the tools to return to the World
Cup and in the top flight of Con-
Speaking to Concacaf.com at
Conference for national coaches
and technical directors in Pana-
ma, Maturana recalled fondly his
time with T&T and remains
optimistic that it will improve
after missing out on a second
straight World Cup. "I would be
glad to see T&T start doing well
in the future," Maturana said. "I
got to know the players and they
are good guys, but they have to
work very hard. You see how
good other Concacaf teams are
playing, like Mexico, United
States and Costa Rica. It is very
competitive, so they have to work
Maturana now sits on the Fifa
Football Committee, tasked with
between the football s governing
body, confederations, clubs,
leagues and member associa-
tions. Maturana urged Concacaf
members in attendance to review
thoroughly the information pre-
sented at the symposium and
implement measures to lift their
Shaun Fuentes is the Director
of Communications for the TTFA.
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THE PRO LOOK
He wears the number 11 shirt for the T&T men s
Under-20 team and perhaps he s caught your atten-
tion in his recent appearances for this country at
the Caribbean U-20 Championship.
To many, Levi Garcia looks an extremely bright
prospect for the future. The 16 year old Central FC
midfielder scored in T&T s 1-1 draw with Guadeloupe
at the Dwight Yorke Stadium two weeks ago and
scouts from Europe are already keeping their eyes on
the player during the current Caribbean Finals.
Garcia has the attributes of a ace attacking midfielder
in the making---good vision and composure, strong
on the ball and good passer, good use of both feet
with a proper shot on goal. At this stage of his game,
with the right exposure and development, he will only
get better. He s played in two of T&T s Caribbean
qualifying matches so far, linking up well with the
likes of teammates Kadeem Corbin, Aikim Andrews,
Akeem Garcia and Jabari Mitchell.
Garcia comes from a family of three brothers and
two sisters and credits his 26 year old brother Daniel
for pushing him to success.
"I have to credit Daniel. He s always there for me.
If I have to go training or to a game he will get the
taxi or rent a car for me to get there. He pushes me
all the time to do better," Garcia says.
But it s not just Daniel that keeps Levi going. When
asked what inspires him daily to keep playing the
game and stay driven, his immediate response was
"Jesus first and everything else after."
Levi s favourite players are Brazilian star Neymar
and local midfielder Ataulla Guerra and he follows
"I like Barcelona because of how they pass the ball.
I like to look at how their players run off the ball, the
crosses, their style and their work rate. That s how
I like to see football played," he said.
Levi hails from Santa Flora and is a past member
of Siparia Spurs, T&TEC and is also a student of Shiva
Boys College. He has a goal set before him which is
to end up at Barcelona some day.
"It s important for my family that I keep playing
the game and make something good of myself. I want
to be successful and I want to keep playing. I see
myself at Barcelona or another top club out there in
five years time," the versatile number 11 said.
"Qualifying for a World Cup is one of my other
dreams either at U-20 or the senior level. We came
close in 2013 with the U-17s but now it would be
great if we can go a step more."
Garcia and the T&T team will play in the Caribbean
U-20 Final tomorrow from 7.30 pm at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain before entering
the Concacaf Final Round of World Cup qualifiers in
Montego Bay in January. They are attempting to qualify
for next year s Fifa U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Molino's Orlando stunned in USL playoff
"It s not how you fall, it s how you rise," Kevin
Molino said after his Orlando City suffered a shock
1-0 defeat to Harrisburg in the USL playoff on Saturday.
The defeat ended Orlando s season, one which they
dominated up until then.
"It s important that you learn from losses like you
learn from your wins. This is a learning process for
each individual and for us as a team and club. We ll
move on from here into next year and hopefully we ll
move on and do good things for the club," Molino
"We expected to go a long way with home field
advantage in front of these fantastic fans. To not go
on to win in the playoffs after all the things we ve
done, for me individually and for us collectively, is
Molino set new league records in goals scored (20)
and total points (49) during the season. He also led
the league with nine assists, helping Orlando City
stake claim to its third regular season championship.
He will now look ahead to international duty
with T&T at the Caribbean Cup qualifiers in T&T in
Garcia has big football dreams
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