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Kenwyne Jones named to Trinidad and Tobago national team

Two huge World Cup qualifiers coming up

Trinidad & Tobago v Cuba: Group C - 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Atlanta United’s Kenwyne Jones will captain Trinidad and Tobago’s national team in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. He is currently on loan to TT Pro League club Central FC.

Trinidad and Tobago can clinch their spot in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with a win or draw on September 2 when they host Guatemala. A loss would mean that Trinidad and Tobago would likely need a win in their final match of this round, in Jacksonville against the U.S. on September 6.

Jones will be joined by five other players who ply their trade in Major League Soccer: Aubrey David (Dallas), Mekeil Williams (Colorado), Joevin Jones (Seattle), Kevin Molino (Orlando), and Cordell Cato (San Jose).

There are also two players with local connections in the squad. Midfielder Neveal Hackshaw plays for Atlanta United’s USL affiliate Charleston Battery. Jacksonville Armada midfielder Kevan George grew up in metro Atlanta, playing for Decatur High School and Concorde Fire.