Dec. 12, 2006
Lipscomb soccer player Terrence (TJ) Williams is one of 41 players invited by Trinidad and Tobago to participate in a training camp for the 2007 Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Williams, a defender and midfielder, started and played in 18 games for the Bisons last season. He scored one goal, a game-winner, and also added two assists.
Midfielder Kezi Lara also tried out as well in the first wave. He scored three goals, all game-winners and assed an assist. He played in 15 games, starting 10 last season for the Bisons
Trinidad and Tobago head coach Wim Rijsbergen has invited players based locally and in North America for a five-day training camp later this month ahead of the 2007 Digicel Caribbean Cup. The camp is planned from Dec. 18-22 at Ato Boldon Stadium.
"We are always looking at and seeing what the foreign-based players can do," Rijsbergen said. "We have some of the players who we saw in the North American camp and they can all show us what they have on the field and whether they can be part of the twenty-man or eighteen-man squad for the Digicel Cup."
The tournament begins in January. Trinidad and Tobago is scheduled to meet Barbados on Jan. 12 in the first round.
"We will finalize the group for the tournament and then train later in the year and of course in January before the tournament starts."
The other names coming out of the U.S. camp which was held in South Carolina, are Abiola Clarence, Darryl Roberts, Osei Telesford, Keeron Benito and Darren Toby.
With the four top teams advancing to the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, T&T will open its Digicel Cup campaign against the "Bajans" at the Hasely Crawford Stadium and follow up against Martinique on January 15 and then two days later against the winner of Group J (Bermuda, Dominican Repubic, Haiti) which will be contested in Trinidad from January 5-9.