Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Angus Eve will keep his options open until the last minute, as he announced a 40-man provisional squad for Concacaf Nations League A assignments against Curaçao and El Salvador.
The Soca Warriors host Curaçao at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 6pm on Thursday 7 September while they are away to El Salvador on 10 September.
Eve named 24 overseas-based players on his long-list including star AEK Athens attacker Levi Garcia, who is nursing an injury at present and his younger brother and midfielder Judah Garcia.
There were also four players each from Trinidad and Tobago Premier Football League (TTPFL) champions Defence Force and runners-up AC Port of Spain, and five from third placed outfit Club Sando.
Defence Force and AC POS are still active in the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Cup competition and would hope the regional competition offers a way back into the squad for their standouts.
Defender Justin “Shiggy” Garcia and attacker Reon Moore both shone for Defence Force this season while the AC POS duo of midfielder Duane Muckette and attacker Tyrone Charles were among the call-ups.
Defence Force midfielder Kaihim Thomas and AC POS maestro Che Benny are not in contention to play in this match window, though.
Trinidad and Tobago provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Christopher Biggette (Defence Force), Nicklas Frenderup (Ranheim IL—Norway), Marvin Phillip (AC Port of Spain), Denzil Smith (W Connection);
Defenders: Leland Archer (Charleston Battery—USA), Sheldon Bateau (SK Beveren—Belgium), Aubrey David (SD Aucas—Ecuador), Justin Garcia (Defence Force), Shannon Gomez (San Antonio FC—USA), Triston Hodge (Hartford Athletic—USA), Alvin Jones, Josiah Trimmingham (both Club Sando), Joevin Jones (Police FC), Kareem Moses (FF Jaro—Finland), Andre Raymond (Dumiense CJP—Portugal), Ross Russell Jr (TLH Rangers), Luke Singh (Atletico Ottawa—Canada), Jesse Williams (Central Valley Fuego—USA),
Midfielders: Michel-Poon Angeron, Duane Muckette (both AC Port of Spain), Ajani Fortune (Atlanta United—USA), Neveal Hackshaw (Oakland Roots SC—USA), Molik Khan (Minnesota United 2—USA), Kristian Lee Him (IFK Eskilstuna—Sweden), Daniel Phillips (St Johnstone—Scotland), Noah Powder (Northern Colorado Hailstorm—USA), Andre Rampersad (HFX Wanderers—Canada), Justin Sadoo (Defence Force),
Attackers: Kaïlé Auvray (Sporting KC Academy—USA), Tyrone Charles (AC Port of Spain), Judah Garcia (AEK Athens B—Greece), Levi Garcia (AEK Athens FC—Greece), Kadeem Corbin, Real Gill, Nathaniel James (all Club Sando), Kevin Molino (Columbus Crew—USA), Reon Moore (Defence Force), Malcolm Shaw (Atletico Ottawa—Canada), Ryan Telfer (Miami FC—USA), Jomal Williams (Once Deportivo—El Salvador).