RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC announced today that the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Olympic Team has called in forward Cordell Cato for the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Carson, Calif. from March 22 to April 2.
Cordell, 19, will join the team for training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from March 15 to March 20.
The competition begins in Carson, Calif. with games on March 23, 25 and 27. The semifinal would be played on March 31 and the final is scheduled for April 2 in Kansas City. The two finalists qualify for the London Olympics.
Trinidad and Tobago is in Group B with Mexico, Panama and Honduras.
Cato will be unavailable for Seattle’s MLS matches on March 17 and March 23. Should Trinidad and Tobago advance to the finals Cato would also be unavailable for Seattle’s match on March 31.
Cato will play against Sounders FC teammate Babayele Sodade in a scrimmage between Trinidad and Tobago and Canada on Friday, March 16 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Cato was chosen to his country’s squad for the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships.
Sounders FC plays at Santos Laguna tonight in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in Torreon, Mexico. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT on Fox Soccer.