Cato Called to Trinidad & Tobago duty

Midfielder will join the Soca Warriors for upcoming friendly vs. New Zealand

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato was among 22 players called to camp for Trinidad & Tobago ahead of their upcoming friendly against New Zealand.

Cato, 21, is aiming to earn his first cap for the Soca Warriors. He will depart for his home country after the Earthquakes’ match against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Trinidad & Tobago hosts New Zealand in an exhibition match on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

The speedy winger has been a regular in San Jose’s starting lineup since August. He has one goal and two assists in 17 games, eight of which were starts. The Earthquakes acquired Cato for a fourth round MLS Supplemental Draft pick from Seattle Sounders FC on March 1, 2013.

San Jose hosts the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Buck Shaw Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. PT on Comcast SportsNet California, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF. Tickets are still available by visiting www.sjearthquakes.com or calling 1-800-225-2277. Groups of 10 or more should call the club’s Front Office at 408-556-7700 to inquire about group rates.

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GOALKEEPERS: Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Marvin Phillips (Point Fortin Civic FC).

DEFENDERS: Carlyle Mitchell (Vancouver Whitecaps), Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough FC), Aubrey David (Caledonia AIA), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Sheldon Bateau (KV Mechelen), Mekeil Williams (W Connection), Radanfah Abu Bakr (FC Voztok).

MIDFIELDERS: Kevan George (Columbus Crew), Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA), Hughtun Hector (Unattached), Khaleem Hyland (Racing Genk), Kevin Molino (Orlando City), Andre Boucaud (Notts County), Marcus Joseph (Point Fortin Civic FC), Lester Peltier (ŠK Slovan Bratislava), Ataullah Guerra (Rovaniemen Palloseura).

FORWARDS: Willis Plaza (Unattached), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes), Rundell Winchester (Central FC), Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City).