Soca Warriors midfielder, 28-year-old Kevon George was issued a late red card in his Charlotte Independence 1-0 win over Nashville in the United Soccer League on Saturday night.
George who is among the 13 overseas based players called up by T&T Soca Warriors coach Dennis Lawrence in a 20-man squad for the September 6th international Friendly against United Arab Emirates in Spain was first cautioned in the 53rd minute before he was shown a second yellow in the 85th minute of the match at Matthew Sportsplex Matthew, Carolina.
The red card was the first shown to the Roxborough-born George in his professional club career.
His international and club team-mate 26-year-old Carenage-born Cordelle Cato was not included on the Charlotte Independence match day roster as remains on eight goals for the season.
The win lifted Charlotte Independence to 11th spot with 32 points from 27 matches in the Eastern Conference, six out of the eighth and final playoff spot held by Nashville.
In form Atualla Guerra, who has 14 goals on the season celebrated his return to the national team with both assists in Charleston Battery 2-2 draw with
Canada-born T&T goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh’s Louisville City FC, the reigning USL champions.
Also playing the full 90 minutes was national midfielder Neveal Hackshaw for Charleston while promising defender Leland Archer was an unused substitute.
Defender Carlyle Mitchell was not called up by Lawrence for the upcoming friendly played the entire match for Indy Eleven while Nathan Lewis who is back on the national squad did not make the 18-man squad in a 1-1 draw with Mekiel Williams’ Richmond Kickers.
Still in the USA, England-born defender Justin Hoyte and his Cincinnati FC continued their hot run with a 2-1 defeat of Pittsburgh Riverhounds to extend their tally to 60 points from 27 matches, 13 ahead of Louisville City while Riverhounds and Charleston Battery are next with 47 and 46 in third and fourth spot respectively in the Eastern Conference.
Tobago-born defender Jamal Jack endured a tough outing as his Colorado Springs Switchbacks went under to LA Galaxy II, 1-3 to remain 12th in the Western Conference with 34 points from 29 matches, five adrift of the eighth and final playoff spot.
USA-born midfielder Andre Fortune was not called of the bench in North Carolina FC’s 0-3 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Jones delivering in Bundesliga II
Carenage-born utility player Joevin Jones and his Darmstadt 98 continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Bundesliga II with a narrow 1-0 win over FC Heidenheim, yesterday.
Jones was replaced with a 1 minute to go in the match, but his team held on for the third win from four matches to go to nine points, one behind leaders FC Cologne.
In Finland, T&T striker Shahdon Winchester and his SJK went under to KuPS 1-2 while Aubrey David’s VPS drew 1-1 with LAHTI.
Levi Garcia’s Ironi Kirat Shamona was also defeated by a similar 1-2 margin in the Israel Premier League by Hapoel Roanana with the speedy T&T winger suffering a hamstring injury three minutes from the half-time whistle to rule himself out of the international friendly against United Arab Emirates.
T&T Squad to face United Arab Emirates
Goalkeepers: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Marvin Phillip (Central FC)
Defenders: Sheldon Bateau, Daneil Cyrus, Aubrey David, Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Triston Hodge (W Connection), Keston Julien
Midfielders: Kevan George, Neveal Hackshaw, Akeem Humphrey, Khaleem Hyland, Duane Muckette (Central FC), Ataulla Guerra, Joevin Jones, Nathan Lewis, Kathon St Hillaire, Jomal Williams (W Connection)
Forward: Shahdon Winchester, Marcus Joseph (W Connection)
Technical staff: Dennis Lawrence (head coach), Stuart Charles-Fevrier (assistant coach), Stern John (assistant coach), Ross Russell (goalkeeper coach), Israel Dowlat (doctor), Dave Isaac (medic), Saron Joseph (therapist), Sam Huggins (trainer), Michael Williams (equipment manager), Wayne Cunningham (media officer), Richard Piper (manager).