ANY DAY now, Yohance Marshall is expecting a call confirming where he will be playing next.
The former USA-based defender, originally from Diego Martin, is the only player on Trinidad and Tobago’s 2014 Caribbean Cup team not currently attached to a club.
While 28-year-old Marshall was born in Diego, he now likes in Arima. He was a standout defender at local school football level for St Anthony’ College, before moving to the United States on scholarship.
He was drafted into Major League Soccer by the Los Angeles Galaxy and also played for several lower tier American clubs before heading to Asia for stints with teams in Thailand and Myanmar.
Marshall played last season with local Pro League runners-up Central FC, who he left in the off season, looking for another overseas opportunity. He has since been linked to clubs in Brazil and Europe.
“Something is working out and I am sure within the next couple days to a week an announcement will be made, “Marshall told the Express. “I’m just waiting for the January transfer window and I will be leaving again.”
Marshall has featured in the Stephen Hart-coached national team for the mid-year tours to Argentina and Brazil and now the Caribbean Cup in Jamaica, where he played in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Curacao. To keep fit, Marshall has been training with a couple local teams.
“I am without a club and I am on the national team, so I think I work twice as hard because I know the public and the media will be asking questions, “Marshall said. “I keep myself fairly in shape. I don’t go without training, even when I am on vacation.”
“I have been training with a couple local clubs. I started off with Caledonia. I think that was July or August. Since then, I have been training with the Army (Defence Force FC) for probably the last three months,” he said.