With two weeks to go before the Red Bulls open their season against Seattle, they’re still on the lookout for talent. Midfielder Hughtun Hector may be coming in on a trial, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The 26-year-old is playing the best soccer of his career, having received all 15 of his caps for Trinidad & Tobago since 2009, and having scored all five of his international goals since last September 21.
Red Bull fans may be familiar with the winger, who helped hand them one of their most disappointing results when they got bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League prelims.
It was Hector that was involved in both W Connection goals _ scoring one and assisting the other _ when the Red Bulls were held to a 2-2 draw on July 30 at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
In the 40th minute Hector put in the corner that Jonathan Frias scored on, and then in the 72nd minute he scored a brilliant equalizer himself. The Red Bulls got eliminated in the home leg at Giants Stadium. Now, a source says Hector will likely arrive for a trial in-form.
His five goals made him top scorer in the domestic Toyota Classic tourney for his local team W Connection, and he scored four times in recent months for Trinidad & Tobago, and you can watch highlights of his brace in a 4-0 rout of Haiti, his Man of the Match performance capping an unbeaten run through the Digicel Caribbean Cup qualifying campaign in November.
Hector was scouted last November by Kansas City, and has drawn interest from England as well. If he does indeed come on trial with the Red Bulls, do you think a player with his pace and athleticism can impress Hans Backe and Erik Soler? Think they have enough wide midfielders? Hollat at us and share your views...
Hughtun Hector video highlight
Trinidad & Tobago vs Haiti (4-0) (DCC 2010)