Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones appears to be headed to Atlanta United in January, but before he does he'll likely be going on loan to Central FC in T&T.
Although the deal is not finalized, the T&T club told Dirty South Soccer that Jones had been added to their provisional roster for the CONCACAF Champions League, confirming a tweet sent out. He will be using the loan to remain match fit ahead of his rumored arrival in MLS in January. He also needs the playing time to prepare for T&T's World Cup qualifiers in September against the United States and Guatemala.
Central added to DSS that they anticipated the striker would end up at Atlanta United, but could not fully confirm the recent reports of his January arrival.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Jones was close to finalizing his move to Atlanta United and would go on loan to a club in Trinidad and Tobago. This appears to be that move.
Central FC begin their CCL campaign against the Vancouver Whitecaps on August 2. They are also joined in their three-team group by Sporting Kansas City.
UPDATE: Central FC's CEO Brent Sancho confirms that Jones has been added to the team's provisional roster, but that the loan deal has not been agreed to yet.
"He's on the provisional squad but we have not agreed anything contractually or anything of the sort," Sancho told Newsday. "What we did was submit a list of players to CONCACAF.