The Trinidad & Tobago men’s football team may be without the services of attacking player Kevin Molino for their last two 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers.
In a release from his club Columbus Crew SC on their website on Monday stated, “After additional evaluation, midfielder Kevin Molino is expected to be sidelined for approximately six to eight weeks due to a recurring hamstring injury.”
Molino was unfortunately ruled out of the both T&T matches against Guyana (March 25th) and Puerto Rico (March 28th). His absence was evident in the matches as the Soca Warriors had certainly missed his attacking capabilities whether centrally or on the flanks. Head coach of T&T, Terry Fenwick will be hoping that Molino is fit for the crucial encounters against Bahamas (June 5th) and St. Kitts and Nevis (June 8th).
Molino will be viewing from the stands when the Crew opens their 2021 MLS season at home on Sunday, April 18th against the Philadelphia Union. He joined them on January 7th on a multi-year contract from Minnesota United. The 30-year-old Molino who spent four years with Minnesota had a productive last season for them scoring nine goals, four assists in 18 matches including four goals in the MLS Playoffs.
When Molino does make his debut for his new MLS team, he will be joining fellow Soca Warriors Ansil Elcock, Stern John, Cornell Glen, Chris Birchall, Julius James, Kevan George and Andrei Pacheco.
The versatile attacking midfielder/ winger who started his MLS career with Orlando City had to overcome injuries over the last five years as he suffered two Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries on separate occasions.
The Carenage-born Molino who will be wearing the number nine jersey this season is a six year MLS veteran with 104 appearances and totaling 32 goals and 27 assists. Playing for the national team, he has 21 goals in 50 matches and he represented at Caribbean Cups, Gold Cup and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.