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Coast-To-Coast CPLers Called Up For Trinidad and Tobago

By on March 14, 2024 0 1171 Views

Two Canadian Premier League talents will be hoping to break Canadian hearts in an upcoming international clash for Trinidad and Tobago.

Halifax Wanderers Captain Andre Rampersad and new Pacific striker Reon Moore have both been named to the island country’s Copa America play-in qualifier against Canada set for March 23 in Texas.

Rampersad, 29, has been a regular feature for Trinidad and Tobago after making his debut last year. He’s made eleven appearances in the time since, scoring his first goal in a Gold Cup match against Jamaica.

He’d described a previous opportunity to qualify against the USA as ‘the biggest game of his life‘, suggesting he’ll be raring to go against Canada next Saturday. His new Halifax teammate Ryan Telfer was passed over for selection this time around, but had made nine appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in 2023.

Trinidad and Tobago Reon Moore
Photo Credit: Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation

His international-teammate-turned-league-rival Reon Moore is a new face out on Canada’s west coast, having only signed there earlier this month. He’s an established presence for the Soca Warriors, procuring a healthy return of eight goals in 25 appearances.

He’ll be a key element if Trinidad and Tobago are to upset Canada, particularly with Moore having been in strong form in the fall: he tallied two assists in Nations League A action before scoring the first goal in Trinidad and Tobago’s 2-1 quarter-final comeback win over the USA.

The Canadian squad features two former Canadian Premier League talents in Jonathan Sirois and Joel Waterman, down from seven who had cracked Mauro Biello’s preliminary roster.

The Copa America play-in match will take place on March 23, and it’s a must-win for either side.

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