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Warriors Watch: Battle of the W; ex-teammates Splash and Joe-V clash in MLS

Former W Connection teammates Joevin Jones and Mekeil “Splash” Williams are likely to come face-to-face in the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday night, as their respective clubs Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders square off in a Western Conference showdown from 9 pm.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones controls the ball during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on 29 March 2016. Trinidad and Tobago won 6-0. (Courtesy: Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Joevin Jones controls the ball during Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain on 29 March 2016.
Trinidad and Tobago won 6-0.
(Courtesy: Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)

The duo impressed for the “Savonetta Boys” over the years and are surely hoping to continue that form in the North American market.

Jones is in his second MLS season—the first of which he spent with Chicago Fire—and has featured in all of Seattle’s games in the young season. “Splash” isn’t doing badly for himself either, as the versatile defender has already received one “Team of the Week” selection, while he also assisted his team’s first goal in their 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City last weekend.

Jones, who is now coming into his own as a wide attacker with the Warriors, has been predominantly deployed as a left-back for Seattle. Despite his undoubted versatility, Seattle coach Sigi Schmid still wants to see more “aggression” from the talented wide player.

Williams cannot get too occupied with his “Soca Warriors” teammate though, as slippery St Vincent and the Grenadines attacker Oalex Anderson is also a fixture in the Seattle unit. They might also have a score to settle after their World Cup Qualifying showdown at the Hasely Crawford Stadium last month.

Either way, it promises to be a ‘helluva’ wing showdown at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.

Photo: North East Stars attacker Kennedy Hinkson (right) tries to outrun W Connection defender and captain Mekeil Williams during the 2015 Pro Bowl quarterfinals. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: North East Stars attacker Kennedy Hinkson (right) tries to outrun W Connection defender and captain Mekeil Williams during the 2015 Pro Bowl quarterfinals.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Here is the full “Warriors Watch” for April 22 – 27:

Friday April 22 

(USL: United States third tier)

Wilmington vs Noah Powder’s New York Red Bulls II, 7 pm;

 

Saturday April 23 

(K-League Challenge: Korea Republic Second Division)

Carlyle Mitchell’s Seoul E-Land FC vs Goyang Zaicro, 3 am;

(Russian Premier League)

Sheldon Bateau’s Krylya Sovetov vs FC Ural, 7.30 am;

(I-League India)

Photo: San Jose Earthquakes striker Cornell Glen (right) outfoxes FC Dallas defender Jackson Goncalves during MLS action on September 11, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. (Copyright Ezra Shaw/AFP 2015)
Photo: San Jose Earthquakes striker Cornell Glen (right) outfoxes FC Dallas defender Jackson Goncalves during MLS action on September 11, 2010 in Santa Clara, California.
(Copyright Ezra Shaw/AFP 2015)

Cornell Glen’s Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC, 9.35 am;

After surrendering their I-League title to the visiting Bengaluru, Cornell and company will be looking to finish the league season on a high as they try to secure second spot.

Salgaocar vs Densil Theobald’s Sporting Clube de Goa, 9.35 am;

(England Football League Two)

Mansfield Town vs Gavin Hoyte’s Barnet FC, 10 am;

Plymouth Argyle vs Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge, 10 am;

Boucaud and Hoyte could not stop the inevitable as the “Daggers” fate of relegation was sealed last weekend. Hopefully they will get something to smile about against Plymouth on Saturday.

(United States MLS)

Philadelphia Union vs Shannon Gomez’s New York City FC, 4 pm;

Nick De Leon’s DC United vs New England Revolution, 5.30 pm;

Photo: DC United midfielder Nick De Leon was born in Arizona but his father, Leroy De Leon, was a former Trinidad and Tobago great. (Courtesy DC United)
Photo: DC United midfielder Nick De Leon was born in Arizona but his father, Leroy De Leon, was a former Trinidad and Tobago great.
(Courtesy DC United)

(El Salvador Primera Division)

CD Dragón vs Weslie John’s CD UES, 6 pm;

(NASL: United States second tier)

Julius James’ Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs Kevan George’s Jacksonville Armada FC, 7 pm;

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Kareem Moses’ Carolina Railhawks, 7.30 pm;

(United States MLS)

Mekeil Williams’ Colorado Rapids vs Joevin Jones’ Seattle Sounders, 9 pm;

 

Sunday April 24 

(Arabian Gulf League)

Kenwyne Jones’ Al Jazira vs Al Fujairah, 10.05 am;

(USL: United States third tier)

Bethlehem Steel vs Ataulla Guerra and Neveal Hackshaw’s Charleston Battery, 3 pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Neveal Hackshaw (right) holds off Curaçao defender Luivienno Statia during the 2014 U-20 Caribbean Cup. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Neveal Hackshaw (right) holds off Curaçao defender Luivienno Statia during the 2014 U-20 Caribbean Cup.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

(United States MLS)

Cordell Cato’s San Jose Earthquakes vs Sporting Kansas City, 3.30 pm;

(Costa Rican Primera Division)

Municipal Liberia vs Aubrey David’s Deportivo Saprissa, 5 pm;

(El Salvador Primera Division)

Atlético Marte vs Willis Plaza’s Alianza FC, 5 pm;

(United States MLS)

New York Red Bulls vs Kevin Molino’s Orlando City, 7.30 pm;

After marking his 100th Orlando appearance with an injury time goal, the “Soca Warriors” playmaker will be looking to continue his scoring form when his team makes the journey to the big city.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfield ace Kevin Molino (centre) flicks the ball around Dominican Republic midfielder Heinz Barmettler (left) during the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualifiers while coach Stephen Hart looks on. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfield ace Kevin Molino (centre) flicks the ball around Dominican Republic midfielder Heinz Barmettler (left) during the 2014 Caribbean Cup qualifiers while coach Stephen Hart looks on.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Tuesday April 26

(El Salvador Primera Division)

Weslie John’s CD UES vs Sonsonate, 7 pm;

Willis Plaza’s Alianza FC vs Juventud, 7 pm;

 

Wednesday April 27 

(Korea Republic FA Cup 3rd Round)

Hwaseong vs Carlyle Mitchell’s Seoul E-land FC, 6.30 am;

(AFC Cup Group Stage)

Maziya vs Cornell Glen’s Mohun Bagan, 7 am;

(United States MLS)

Shannon Gomez’s New York City FC vs Montreal Impact, 7 pm;

Photo: W Connection right back Shannon Gomez on the prowl during 2015/16 Pro League action against North East Stars. (Courtesy Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)
Photo: W Connection right back Shannon Gomez on the prowl during 2015/16 Pro League action against North East Stars.
(Courtesy Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)

Editor’s Note: Trevin Caesar scored his first goal for Orange County Blues in USL action against Portland Timbers II on Wednesday night. 

About R.Walcott

R.Walcott
Roneil Walcott is a Journalism and Public Relations student at COSTAATT and a freelancer at Wired868. Walcott is an avid sports fan and former Harvard Cricket Clinic member and ex-St. Mary’s College cricket player.

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3 comments

  1. Cornell bags a brace as Mohun Bagan thump I-League champions Bengaluru FC in the final league game of the season.

  2. Results..

    (USL: United States third tier)
    Wilmington 0, Noah Powder’s New York Red Bulls II 1;

    (K-League Challenge: Korea Republic Second Division)
    Carlyle Mitchell’s Seoul E-Land FC 1, Goyang Zaicro 1;

    (Russian Premier League)
    Sheldon Bateau’s Krylya Sovetov 1, FC Ural 1;

    (I-League India)
    Cornell Glen’s Mohun Bagan 5, Bengaluru FC 0, Cornell helped himself to a double;

    Salgaocar 0, Densil Theobald’s Sporting Clube de Goa 3;

    (England Football League Two)
    Mansfield Town 1, Gavin Hoyte’s Barnet FC 1;

    Plymouth Argyle 2, Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte’s Dagenham & Redbridge 3;

    (United States MLS)
    Philadelphia Union 2, Shannon Gomez’s New York City FC 0;

    Nick De Leon’s DC United 3, New England Revolution 0;

    (El Salvador Primera Division)
    CD Dragón 2, Weslie John’s CD UES 0;

    (NASL: United States second tier)
    Julius James’ Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1, Kevan George’s Jacksonville Armada FC 1;

    Tampa Bay Rowdies 1, Kareem Moses’ Carolina Railhawks 3;

    (United States MLS)
    Mekeil Williams’ Colorado Rapids 3, Joevin Jones’ Seattle Sounders 1;

    (Arabian Gulf League)
    Kenwyne Jones’ Al Jazira 1, Al Fujairah 3;

    (USL: United States third tier)
    Bethlehem Steel 0, Ataulla Guerra and Neveal Hackshaw’s Charleston Battery 0;

    (United States MLS)
    Cordell Cato’s San Jose Earthquakes 1, Sporting Kansas City 0;

    (Costa Rican Primera Division)
    Municipal Liberia 1, Aubrey David’s Deportivo Saprissa 1;

    (El Salvador Primera Division)
    Atlético Marte 0, Willis Plaza’s Alianza FC 4;

    (United States MLS)
    New York Red Bulls 3, Kevin Molino’s Orlando City 2;

  3. Joevin is wasted at right back end of story.