Soca Warriors and Defence Force striker, Devon Jorsling is set to pick up a three-year contract for an undisclosed sum with US Soccer League professional, Orlando City Austin Aztex in February.
Jorsling was made the offer by the “The Lions” as Orlando City will be called after his impressive run of form for the Soca Warriors which resulted in 11 goals in 13 matches, five of which came in the Digicel Caribbean Cup semifinal round against Guyana, Haiti and St Vincent and The Grenadines.
Commenting on the expected move, the 27-year-old Jorsling who has led the T&T attack in the absence of European based Kenwye Jones and local striker Kerry Baptiste said.
“The club has made an offer to me through my agent and as far as I’m aware its just some fine print that need to be ironed out before I head out at the beginning of February.
Jorsling added, “I believe the move will be a good one for me.” “In life you have to creep before you walk and I intend to use this as a stepping stone for me to try and get into a European club in the near future.
With Jorsling set to depart for the A-League and team-mate Kevon Carter out with a long term injury, a broken-leg Defence Force will be under pressure to capture the league crown, its first in 11 years.
Defence Force currently sits at the top of the league table with 31 points, six ahead of second placed defending champion, bmobile Joe Public while Caledonia AIA has 24, Ma Pau 23 and W Connection 22 points with five matches left for each club.
But despite his expected absence, the former Malick Secondary striker said he believes his teammates can complete the job.
“It will be difficult but I have lots of faith in the guys. We have the players and a very capable coaching staff led by Ross Russell and they all have the ability to step up in my absence.”
Reflecting on his team’s recent slump which has seen the “Teteron Boys” go winless in three matches, two losses and a draw, Jorsling, who leads the league with 13 goals so far this season said injuries to key players has affected his team.
“We had a few injuries to some senior players like Carter, Keston Williams, Aklie Edwards, “Shaka” Roy and Christian Baptiste while some others have been absent as well due to work commitments.
“In addition I think the length of the season has also finally taken a toll and I believe as a team we really welcome the Christmas break. “We now have some time to rest, recharge our batteries and come back strong.
Looking ahead to the title race which seemed over but has now came to life with his team’s recent poor run, Jorsling who has netted 13 goals in 22 matches for the Soca Warriors said everything is in their hands. “At the end of the day, we are in charge of our own destiny.
We know that once we take care of business in the matches we have ahead we will be crowned champions,” ended the five year Defence Force veteran.