National midfielder Kevin Molino has longed for the opportunity to play for his country on the same soil on which he runs out for his professional team.
Molino, 23, is in his third year with Orlando City and has made appearances at the Sun Life Stadium, venue for T&T’s second Concacaf Gold Cup fixture against Haiti on July 12.
The Carenage-born player has enjoyed a fair amount of success with Orlando City and is eager to show his City fans what he’s capable of doing in a T&T shirt.
“I’ve played in the Miami and Orlando area for three years now and I’ve always thought about representing my country in these parts. Now the time is finally coming up and I’m really looking forward to it. A lot of players dream of playing for their country in the same places that they usually play for their clubs,” Molino said.
The former national Under-17 and U-20 standout has been hard at work with his teammates under new head coach Stephen Hart as the T&T squad prepares for the July 8th opener against El Salvador at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
“We’ve been working really hard. We’ve even had double sessions and I think the boys are doing everything possible to get ready for the Gold Cup. The new coach has come in and it’s been good working under him.
“This is the first time a lot of us have had the chance to work with him and so far it’s been a good experience. I think we can definitely work together for the sake of the team as we try to move forward.
This Gold Cup will be a really good chance for us to show some positive movements and hopefully we can get it right on the field of play,” Molino added.