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National team player
Kevin Molino is among
seven players from Orlan-
do City who have been
shortlisted to make the
MLS All Star team for the
July 28 clash at Avaya Sta-
dium in San Jose, where
the MLS s best will take on
Arsenal of the English Pre-
mier League in the annual
The final selection will
depend on fan voting. Molino
as well as Brazilian Kaka have
been nominated for selection.
Molino has been in top form for his club,
scoring six goals and three assists so far this
"It s a good feeling to have come on this
strongly for the season and find myself
among the players this close to getting
selected on the All Star team," Molino said.
"And it would be a privilege to play along-
side the best players in the league this season.
I think the hard work and faith has paid
off. Of course, we are a long way away from
the end of the season and there is still a lot
of football to be played. My aim right now
is to keep playing regularly and making a
contribution to the team. We want to keep
bagging the points and, hopefully, I can
keep getting among the goals," Molino said.
Fans can vote for Molino by visiting the
Joevin shines in
new position for
Joevin Jones has shown Seattle
Sounders just how much of a
versatile player he is when he
came on in a left-wing position
to score and help the Sounders
to a 2-0 victory over DC United
in American Major League (MLS)
Soccer on Wednesday.
Jones was deployed in a left-
wing position from his customary full-back
position and turned in an impressive per-
"It s a great feeling to get my first goal
for Seattle Sounders. I knew it was in the
making but I feel relieved that it s finally
here. The important thing was getting the
three points for the club and we accom-
plished that. Now we can focus on our
upcoming games and hopefully keep the
points clicking over," Jones said.
He added the switch in role was nothing
new for him.
"I m accustomed to playing that position
for my country," said Jones. "I told Sigi I
am comfortable there."
Seattle teammate, forward Jordan Morris,
added "He (Jones) was a huge spark for us,"
"He came in and worked hard defensively
and offensively...I m really happy for him."
Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid didn t
say whether he would keep Jones in the
wing position, saying, "I still think he s an
outstanding attacking left back. I just think
Joevin has so much talent. I just always
want more so maybe I m greedy and today
he gave it to me."
Champions League big
stage for local clubs
The CONCACAF Champions League---
the region s premier club event---is a stage
that will continue to promote the devel-
opment of domestic football. And T&T having two
of the three spots from the Caribbean is a significant
boost to local football. Both DirecTV W Connection
and Central FC, by way of reaching the CFU club
finals, were among the best 24 clubs in CONCACAF
to learn of their opponents at Monday s lavish
draw at the Fointainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach.
The other club from the Caribbean is Haiti s Don
"It s the biggest stage for club football in the
region and clubs such as W Connection and Central
FC are in with a great chance to make a name for
themselves and for club football in T&T. Every
year, the competition is getting bigger and better
and it s a massive boost for us to be here again,"
said Connection assistant coach Earl Jean who has
played in the Champions League for Connection.
"This year, we believe we can go beyond the
group stage and our players will be eager to make
this a reality."
Central FC owner Brent Sancho who, like Jean,
was present at the draw and echoed similar sen-
"We believe it s an accomplishment by itself for
both clubs to be here. Our ambition is to go into
the second rounds but, moreso, we are seeing the
huge benefits it brings to the development of the
players by them being able to compete with the
other top clubs from strong countries in the CON-
CACAF. This also prepares our national players
for their future matches against CONCACAF rivals,"
Connection are in Group A alongside Mexico s
Pumas and Honduras Progreso while Central will
meet MLS clubs Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting
All teams will play home and away beginning
in August. The tournament s winner advances to
the FIFA world club championship. All games are
shown live on Fox and ESPN to audiences in CON-
CACAF, Asia and selected European and South
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All Star pick
Kevin Molino celebrates his goal against Philadelphia Union last month.
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