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W Connection and Trinidad and Tobago international Andrei Pacheco would be heading to the United States on Friday to join Major League Soccer(MLS) club Columbus Crew on a two week trial for the second time this season.


The Pro League player had previously joined Crew in March of this year on a two week trial, but due to a groin injury he returned home after doctors of the MLS club diagnosed he needed surgery. Pacheco is now hopeful of obtaining a contract this time around with Columbus Crew.

He told ‘ttproleague.com’, “I’ve been to the club(Columbus Crew) already and I like it there. The only thing that went wrong before was my injury, but this time I am fit and I am confident that things would work out fine,” said the W Connection left footed utility player.

According to W Connection Team Manager Raymond Mc Lean, when Pacheco returned home in April Connection wanted a second opinion before proceeding with surgery on the player.

Surgery was then ruled out after local doctors didn’t see the need and just prescribed rest for the 23 year old T&T international.

Now Team Manager Mc Lean is also expressing confidence that Pacheco could sign with the MLS club after his two week trial.

Mc Lean told ‘ttproleague.com’, “Since then he(Pacheco) hasn’t had any problems with his groin. He is now going back to Columbus Crew and he is fully fit now. Chances are that he would be offered a contract with the MLS club,” he said confidently.

If Pacheco joins the MLS club this season, he would be the second W Connection player to join the MLS after Brazilian utility player William Da Silva Oliviera signed a one year deal with Chicago Fire in May.