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Copa America will be bitter sweet for Molino.

As the Copa America Centenario approaches and Orlando is one of the host cities next month, a media day was hosted in the city this week where several big names came together to speak about the upcoming event.

Two players from Orlando City are in the preliminary squads of their national teams for the tournament. Team captain Kaká (Brazil) and midfielder Cristian Higuita (Colombia) are likely to feature.

When asked by the media in Orlando to comment on whether he was excited about the tournament, T&T midfielder Kevin Molino said he was anticipating it but it could have been a much different picture for him.

“It’s a little bit bittersweet for me because T&T was about to qualify for the Copa twice and was knocked out,” he said.

“Some of our players will be there, which is good for them, but disappointing in a way that we will be out a couple of players. We're just happy for them and wish them the best of luck.

“I wasn’t able to play in our final qualifier in January because of my injury and unfortunately for us our team was not in the best shape mentally and I think we didn’t play our best game which saw us lose out to Haiti. That was a big disappointment because we missed out on a great opportunity. But we have the World Cup qualifiers to still look forward to and we have a couple good friendlies this month,” Molino added.