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He made his Central FC debut on Tuesday, helping the club to its first point in the Concacaf Champions League against MLS outfit Sporting Kansas City but national team captain Kenwyne Jones has had MLS football on his mind for some time now.

The former Stoke City forward spoke about this and more in a recent interview with the US media. He mentioned that having teammates such as Kevin Molino and Aubrey David in the MLS also gave him some assurance that his move would be a suitable one.

“Yeah the interest has been always there. A lot of my teammates on the T&T national team play in the MLS, like Kevin (Molino), Cordell (Cato), Joevin (Jones), Aubrey (David) and Mekeil (Williams). So between talking to them and my camp, I was able to explore my options and make progress,” Jone said.

And being closer to home is another big factor for Jones.

“For sure it’s a positive impact. On top of being based in Atlanta, I’ll be heading out on loan to Central FC so I’ll be back home in Trinidad playing again, which I haven’t done in a long time. It feels good to be going back and be active there, knowing that I’m a product of quality of football in the TT Pro League. We have World Cup Qualifiers coming up in September and I’m captain of the National Team, then Caribbean Cup rounds in October, so I’ll be pretty active in the meantime. I think it’s a good time to be home, and a good transitioning phase for me as I get ready for my big move to ATL.”

Jones will join his national teammates for a training camp later this month ahead of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on September 2nd at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.