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After success in Paraguay pro football league
National senior women's team goal-
keeper Kimika Forbes has secured a new
deal with Colombian top flight football
club Independiente Santa Fe.
Forbes, named as one of the top CON-
CACAF Women goalkeepers by the con-
federation for 2016, tied up the one-year
deal last week.
Independiente will be taking part in the
first Professional Women's League in
Colombia, with the season running from
February to June.
"It feels great to secure a second contract
in South America, particularly with this
being a new league in Colombia," Forbes,
who campaigned with Paraguay's Sporti-
vo Limpeño last season, told TTFA Media
"I have a lot to offer the team and hope-
fully I can help them with my winning
mentality and commitment to the game.
I am really anxious for the new season
She added: "The experience I gained at
Sporting Limpeno has helped me a great
deal and I'm just thankful for everything
right now and hopefully I can continue to
perform at a high level and take that form
to the national team when the time comes."
The 26-year-old Forbes is from Plym-
outh and has made 30 appearances for the
T&T senior women's Team. She also
attended the University of Maine in the
Forbes became the first Caribbean play-
er to be part of a Copa Libertadores wom-
en's team, after helping Sportivo Limpeño
of Paraguay defeat Estudiantes de Guari-
co of Venezuela 3-2 in the final in Decem-
Santa Fe is based is based Bogotá and
is one of the three most successful clubs
in Colombia, winning 15 titles, which
includes nine national championships in
the men's game including the 2016 title.
Forbes looks on
during a Copa
December 6, 2016.
Unhappy Molino traded in MLS record deal
Trinidad and Tobago and
Orlando City midfielder Kevin
Molino has been traded to Min-
nesota United in one of the larg-
est deals in Major League Soccer
As preseason opened, Molino
had been spotted training off to
the side last week with several
other players in what Jason Kreis
labelled an "in-house" issue, and
the T&T international didn't trav-
el to Jacksonville in the US with
the club for preseason camp.
The dollar amount, which, the
club confirmed, equals the deal
that sent Eddie Johnson to DC
United, which was US$650,000
in allocation trading hands the
Orlando City tried to renego-
tiate a higher salary with Molino,
according to a club spokesman,
but he turned all offers down and
asked to be traded.
Orlando City's Niki Budalic, the
club's general manager, said the
club intended to retain the attack-
ing midfielder, but the player
rejected all offers.
"Nothing has changed, we
always wanted to keep Kevin,"
Budalic told the Orlando Sentinel.
"We made every attempt to
resolve the situation, unfortunate-
ly he had made his opinion that
he wanted a new challenge and
(to) move on, and once he did
that we felt we couldn't convince
him to stay. It was best to make
the decision that was best for the
club, and we took a lot of factors
"The most important thing is
we're not prepared to keep peo-
ple here who aren't happy. We
want people here who are com-
mitted to helping this team win,
and we didn't feel that was the
case with Kevin."
Importantly, Orlando City will
retain a percentage of any trans-
fer should Minnesota United sell
Molino to a team outside of MLS.
The two-time USL MVP with
Orlando City before the club's
jump to MLS, Molino went goal-
less in eight games for the Lions
in 2015 before suffering a torn
ACL in a mid-season friendly
match in early May. He returned
in 2016 to the tune of an MLS
Comeback Player of the Year
Award-finalist season, notching
11 goals and eight assists in 30
Molino joined former Orlando
City head coach Adrian Heath in
the Sunshine State in 2011 and
helped lead the Lions to two USL
Championships and three regular
season titles, including his
record-setting year in 2014, when
he broke Dom Dwyer's league
goal-scoring record, with 20.
His USL accomplishments came
while the club fended off transfer
offers from MLS clubs. Now, he
will reunite with Heath in Min-
With Molino unhappy with his
contract situation, the club
reportedly recently turned down
an offer in the neighbourhood of
$500,000 from expansion Min-
nesota for the midfielder.
It appears the Loons upped
their offer. (Trinidad Guardian)
Orlando City FC midfielder Kevin Molino plays against the Houston
Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
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